The Business School
for the Creative Industries

The Business School for the Creative Industries is UCA's newest school, established in 2018. Led by Professor Philip Powell It is currently building a strong a research identity in a few specialist areas, and is rapidly expanding its research community.

The School is also home to the internationally recognised Centre for Sustainable Design.


Our Projects

UCA's researchers are constantly innovating and asking questions. Read more about their work in the Business School for the Creative Industries.

Blue Circular Economy is a three-year international project led by Professor Martin Charter, in which a team of researchers looked at the environmental impacts of waste fishing ropes and nets, and facilitated challenges for designers and businesses to create new products from these waste materials.

The project aims to support the development of an industry specialising in reducing fishing net waste in regions across Europe’s Northern Edge. It is co-funded by the EU Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA).

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Head to our UCA Research Online platform to browse all our Business School for the Creative Industry research projects.