The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) was established in 2005 to focus research and development on the role the creative industries and their contributing disciplines make to a more dynamic and inclusive innovation system and society.
With core support from the Australian Research Council from 2005-13, the centre has been acknowledged as a global leader in this emerging field. It was a broadly based, cross-disciplinary, internationally focused centre embracing both fundamental theoretical, and highly applied, research in media, cultural and communication studies, law, education, economics and business and information technology, addressing key problems and opportunities arising for Australia, the Asian region, and more broadly in the world, from innovation in and through the creative economy.
The Centre played a significant role in theoretical and strategic debates with academic, policy, and industry interlocutors, as well as working extensively on new empirical and technical methodologies, including, for example, the creation of new statistical approaches to measuring the creative economy, business intelligence services for creative enterprise, and ethnographic action research.
- Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham
- Professor Jean Burgess
- Professor Axel Bruns
- Professor Patrik Wikstrom
- Professor Terry Flew
- Professor Nicolas Suzor
- Distinguished Emeritus Professor John Hartley, Curtin University
- ARC Centre of Excellence