Curating Connectivity

Methods for visualising connections in a network

Our third working paper released in early 2014 explores methods for visualising connectivity within our Books and Print Sandbox cohort, and aims to show how connections - to peers, mentors, other businesses and collaborators, generate value for microbusinesses in the creative economy.

This Working Paper reflects on the problems and opportunities of knowledge exchange work in the microbusiness sector of the Creative Economy. In particular it looks at ways of aggregating academic research and microbusinesses in order to produce a network of relationships that generate value for those involved. It argues that this pattern of relationships is key to sustaining the long-term health of the UK’s Creative Economy sector and that Universities have a particular role to play in enabling that outcome.