Institute of Creative Technologies consultancy and commercial services

Members of IOCT are experienced practice-based researchers, many with extensive professional backgrounds in their field of specialism and all with applying concepts across disciplines. We work closely with a range of industry partners and collaborators and are happy to discuss consultancy and commercial opportunities. We have experience of working on commercial projects and contract research, as well as leading Knowledge Transfer Projects (funded by Innovate UK).  In addition, our researchers are sought after contributors a range of professional knowledge exchange initiatives related to creative technologies practice, including industry-hosted and public fora. Recent activities have included -

  • Leicester Business Voice event on AI for business
  • Oberhausen International Film Festival on impacts of machine cinema
  • DeafBlind UK on latest trends in technological advancements for disability access
  • Experience UK (Dept for International Trade) on trends in technological advancements for the creative and heritage industries in the UK
  • DiGRA (Digital Games Research Association) on trends in machine cinema
  • UK National Science Festival Network Association on trends in the use of AI in festivals
  • East Midlands Chamber of Commerce on gamification
  • UK Government Events on knowledge transfer strategies
  • Sky Innovation Lab on trends in technological advancements for entertainment industries
  • Directorate General of Innovation and Research / BIT Foundation (Spain) on trends in technological advancements for tourism industries
  • Royal Society of Arts / Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on future of work with robots
  • Leicester Business Festival on understanding usability experience design and evaluation
  • National Council of University Professors on trends in high street integration with emerging creative technologies

If you would like to discuss a project, consultancy proposal or commercial activity, please get in touch with the institute director, Prof Tracy Harwood (email tharwood [at]