The Creative Industries Council’s (CIC) top 50 Createch companies ‘ones to watch’ report has been published today, showcasing the top 50 most promising UK based companies and organisations that experts believe will deliver new products, services and experiences through ‘cutting edge’ creative technology.

The report includes a range of companies, including those helping to immerse audiences through virtual reality and organisations using Artificial Intelligence to improve manufacturing.

During her speech today at London Tech Week, Digital Minister Margot James will be test driving the technology of one of the companies included in the report, VRJAM, which supports artists and audiences in creating extended reality events.

Tim Davie, Chair of the Creative Industries Council, said: “The UK is world class for brilliant creative talent and technological expertise and Createch2019 is an exciting opportunity to explore the boundless possibilities presented by the interaction of the two sectors.

“The publication of the ‘ones to watch’ report provides outstanding examples of companies of all sizes from across the country who are breaking new ground in this area and changing our lives.”

The report is published alongside the first UK Creative Industries Trade and Investment Board (CITIB) strategy, which pledged to boost creative industries goods and service exports by 50% by 2023.

Referencing the industry led strategy at the Createch conference Margot James, Digital and Creative Industries Minister, said: “The UK’s booming creative industries are a real success story, with the sector contributing more than £100bn to the economy.

“We are delivering a Britain that works for everyone, and by sharing our skills and expertise with the rest of the world this strategy will give us the chance to deliver more growth opportunities in the years ahead.”

Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment, added: “The new strategy is about taking the phenomenal exporting success of our world leading creative sector and turbo-charging it further.

“There’s a role for Government in helping British businesses grow their sales and the Department for International Trade exists to do precisely that.”