Intellectual Property in the Creative Economy

CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, hosted the 10th annual conference of the EPIP Association (European Policy for Intellectual Property) in Glasgow, September 2-3, 2015. Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights attended the 2 day conference which explored the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Creative Economy, with a focus on copyright, data and the changing economics of the digital world. Conceptual and methodological overlaps with the traditional topics of EPIP relating to patents and technological innovation were particularly encouraged.


Download the EPIP Conference Companion (PDF format, 4 MB). This brochure includes the full programme, abstracts and practical information for delegates who attended EPIP 2015.

A full web based programme for EPIP 2015 is available here.


EPIP 2015 was organised in cooperation with the European Commission who participated in several panels. Coordinators for the European Commission were Malwina Meyer, Economist, and Kamil Kiljanski, Chief Economist, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW).

EPIP 2015 also includes a partnership with the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI), with a joint conference session (keynote and panel). Support was been received from the UK Intellectual Property Office, Glasgow City Council, IViR University of Amsterdam and Microsoft (Reconstructing Rights project) and Nesta. Session chairs and panelists were supported by Lisbon Council, BFI, PRS/UK Music, Society of Authors and Fundación Autor SGAE.

The interdisciplinary journal Internet Policy Review offered a Best Paper Award for ‘Best new paper that contributes to understanding of intellectual property policy in Europe’.

Conference Venue

The conference took place at:

University of Glasgow
Main Campus
G12 8QQ

Information about the University and general advice for visitors to Glasgow is available from our dedicated page.

Social Media

Please use the hashtag #epip2015 in your social media posts, updates and tweets.