NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY (GALWAY) is the leading Irish university for collaboration and research in the creative economy, with globally recognised programmes in performance, creative writing and film, as well as specialised research centres that address urban and rural contexts, creative technologies, and exploring arts/sciences interfaces. It has extensive international partnerships with top-tier research universities at every scale, and it manages projects worth approximately €100M in direct research costs per annum, with a fully elaborated research and innovation system, including robust internal controls as well as dedicated structures (including catalysts and incubators) for managing engagement with civil society, enterprise, and all levels of government. In [PACESETTERS], GALWAY will bring its experience with creative clusters and economies, as well as its relationships to R&I to lead WP1.