Creativeworks London funded London-based creative entrepreneurs to take up a short-term residency with one of its research partners. The examples below demonstrate the range of residencies that were funded by CWL. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Entrepreneur-In-Residence Scheme

Dr Tine Bech and City University London


Dr Tine Bech, Tine Bech Studio

Academic Partner

Professor Clive Holtham, City University London

Project Title

Future Interactive Playful spaces

Project Description

As the Cass Business School’s entrepreneur in residence Dr Tine Bech embedded herself within the university seeking out opportunities to intimately understand the institution. Through online discussions, presentations to staff and students, attendance of university events and seminars, and general wanderings throughout the school Bech attuned herself to the particularities of the place and began to ask how future learning spaces will take shape.

In response to this exploration Bech hosted Space 2050: Seeing and Seers on the 28th of January 2016. The exhibition / event invited staff and students of the Cass Business School to imagine themselves as in the year 2050 in order to re-image our future learning and research spaces and to send messages back to 2016. Participants commented that the event presented a “a refreshing and stimulating alternative to sitting in a room with a pile of post-its” and that they were “surprised with the depth of our ideas and my detailed visualization of the future”.

Recently Bech has agreed to work with City University’s School of Engineering and the university has backed a proposal of hers to the European Union. A co-authored international conference paper detailing the project has been accepted.


Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.