CebAI: Centre for Creativity enabled by AI
Bringing Academic Excellence and Business Needs Together
CebAI is funded by Research England and City, University of London
We use AI to enhance and support commercial innovation. Working with commercial partners we are building easily applied tools to boost innovation in the workplace.
Our purpose is to build technology that supports and inspires people to be their most creative self when it comes to problem solving, collaboration and everyday interaction. Creativity for everybody, everyday.
Creative - All humans are creative and come up with stuff that is new and useful all the time. We encourage more curiosity, more exploration and more critical thinking.
Equitable - We are fair and honest in how we treat ourselves, each other and the wider world, with processes that support competition and diversity.
Friendly - We try to be kind, humble and respectful in our personal and professional relationships.
Bold - We take risks, reach beyond boundaries and experiment, with courage, independence and a collective spirit of adventure
Impactful - We will use our expertise to deliver services that make our partners more creative, innovative and productive.
Mastery - We practice our crafts, learn from each other, listen to feedback, and analyse our performance.
CebAI was established in the Spring of 2020 with an award of £3.6m from UKRI's Research England Development Fund.
We are building on over a decade of research into new digital technologies to augment human creativity undertaken in the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at City, University of London.
This research has resulted on a set of increasingly effective digital tools and practices that support human creativity spanning manufacturing and journalism to elite sports coaching and social care.
CebAI also builds on research results across the different disciplines in City's diverse schools. We are indebted to the AI algorithms developed in the School of Maths, Computer Science and Engineering that have contributed to our systems; the business models developed in City's Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School) and the IP status of new machine-generated ideas researched in the
We maintain strong links with partner institutes and centres at City. These partners include the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, the Data Science Institute and CitAI Artificial Intelligence Research Centre.
News & Events
Every month we round up our activities and update on relevant news
September 2022 Newsletter
21/4/2022 UN World Creativity and Innovation Day
Navigate the C2P2 World Map of Collaboration powered by CebAI, created for World Creativity and Innovation Day 2022. The map unites projects across the globe from the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice (C2P2), CebAI, Innovation for African Universities (IAU), and more.
This map is live and regularly updated. If you have a project or belong to a group or organisation who collaborates with CebAI or the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice, please add yourself to the map here.
We also celebrated WCID with C2P2’s panel discussion and collaboration fair at the Bayes Business School. The fair featured a variety of projects, from The Las Primas animated web comics to the World Map of Collaboration, and leadership skills from Boosting Resilience. There was a range of projects from IAU, including Inclusive Innovation, Graduate employability in the HE framework: The Ghanaian perspective, Youth Entrepreneurship Accelerator Programme (YEAP) and more.
CebAI director Professor Neil Maiden hosts a series of conversations with internationally renowned academics and business leaders.
Launched in October 2021, interviewees include – Ben Shniederman, Scott Isaksen, Richard Chataway and Margaret Heffernan.
CebAI's upcoming CreAtIve Comm 22 conference will take place on 16 November 2022 (15:00 - 20:00) at Bayes Business School in London, with this year's theme exploring how to turn academic theory into commercial can-do.
You can expect a practical workshop, a range of expert speakers, and networking alongside complimentary drinks into the evening. The conference is free to attend and you can book your place here.
CebAI's previous Knowledge Exchange conference took place on 13 September 2021.
Our online conference brought business and academia together to discuss creativity, AI and innovation.
Visit our YouTube Channel to see all the presentations.
21/4/2021 UN World Creativity and Innovation Day
CebAI convened a panel to discuss creativity, Art AI, IP, resilience and occupational psychology. With academics from across the university, the conversation was pretty feisty.
Prof. Neil Maiden Professor of Digital Creativity in the Faculty of Management at the Business School (formerly Cass) and Director of the national centre for Creativity enabled by AI (CebAI pr: see-bay) hosted the panel which included:
Dr Máire Kerrin Chartered Occupational Psychologist and founding Director of the Work Psychology Group, a research led consultancy specialising in Assessment, Development and Innovation.
|Prof. Neil Maiden||00:10:00|
|Dr. Sara Jones||00:10:00|
|Dr. Eduardo Alonso||00:10:00|
|Dr. Enrico Bonadio||00:10:00|
|Dr. Maire Kerrin||00:10:00|
|Round Table discussion & audience questions||00:30:00|
Audience questions and roundtable discussion is in the last 30mins of the video below