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Josh Siepel

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SPRU, University of Sussex and Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

21 October

10:25
Wide Open Spaces: Building Rural Creative Networks

Dr Josh Siepel

SPRU, University of Sussex and Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

PEC Work Strand Lead for Creative Clusters, Innovation and Access to Finance


Speaker Biography

Josh Siepel is Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School. He leads the AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre work on Creative Clusters, Innovation and Access to Finance. His research links together policy-relevant issues involving creative industries, skills, innovation, entrepreneurship and finance. He was the lead author of the PEC Creative Radar reports and is currently working on a projects on rural creative industries and Createch businesses. His policy work includes the Creative Radar series of reports  Fusion Effect report for Nesta, the Highly Innovative Firms report for BIS, and the Thin Markets report for BVCA/Nesta, in addition to numerous evaluations of national and regional policies. He has a BS in genetics from Texas A&M University and an MSc and DPhil from the University of Sussex, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

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