Creative destruction : lessons for science and innovation policy from the rise of the creative industries

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Creative destruction : lessons for science and innovation policy from the rise of the creative industries

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  • Stuart D. Cunningham
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ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology
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Microsoft Word - INS_Eprints Cover Sheet_Apr08.doc QUT Digital Repository: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/ Cunningham, Stuart D. (2008) Creative destruction : lessons for science and innovation policy from the rise of the creative industries. Cultural Science, 1(1). © Copyright 2008 Queensland University of Technology Creative Destruction : Lessons for Science and Innovation Policy from the Rise of the Creative Industries – Day 1 Session 2 The parallel universes of innovation policy and creative industries policy, and the growing convergence between them, or ‘so you want us to stop trying to find the cure for cancer and start funding reality TV?’ Professor Stuart Cunningham Director ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation Queensland University of Technology My presentation paper Research and Innovation Systems for Digital Content and Applications, as you may know, if you have had a chance to look at it, is a slightly dated paper from 2003/2004 which I, along with other colleagues, co-authored with Terry Cutler. I will briefly start with that, and also reflect on two of the background papers for the symposium: the ‘four models’ paper, and the social networks paper. I title my paper ‘the parallel universes of innovation policy and creative industries policy, and the growing convergence between them’. It has a sub-title which comes from a comment a senior bureaucrat made to me when I was seeking to lobby him about creative industries in Queensland. He said, ‘so you want us to stop trying to find the cure for cancer and start funding reality TV, do you?’ That

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