Join the Project European Creative Cluster Lab

11 DECEMBER 2012

“…a think tank and beta site for new approaches, instruments and processes for creative cluster management in creative and traditional industries in Europe.”

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  • How can we adapt traditional cluster management methodologies to the needs of creative industries?
  • How can we leverage the existing know-how in creative cluster management?
  • How can we design cluster management tools to make them more beneficial for creative SMEs?
  • How can we foster links between creative industries and the traditional economic sectors to encourage joint innovation activities?

As part of the European Creative Industry Alliance (ECIA), ECCL is a concrete action funded by the European Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

The Partnership
The project is coordinated by MFG Baden-Württemberg-Public Innovation Agency for ICT and Media, in cooperation with City of Warsaw, Lille Metropole, Barcelona Media and Puglia Region’s Industrial Research and Innovation Department.

What we do

  • APPROACHING creative cluster managers all over Europe to find out first-hand about their daily challenges and opportunities
  • ANALYZING innovation processes in creative industries and their relevance for clusters through global and regional mini-studies
  • PILOTING concepts and process schemes to stimulate successful cross-sectoral collaboration and spill-over effects with focus on innovation
  • DESIGNING and VALIDATING training concepts and coaching process schemes tailor-made for creative cluster managers.
  • PROMOTING the potential of creative clusters by presenting new findings on relevant European platforms
  • SUPPORTING and CONNECTING creative clusters in the partner regions and across Europe through close collaboration throughout the project

“As creative cluster manager, I have to be a business man, creative thinker, project manager, and persuasive performer in one person. I am looking forward to the outcomes of the European Creative Cluster Lab project that may support me in professionalizing this balancing act ofmyposition.”
Ulrich Winchenbach, Cluster Manager Network Creative Industries Baden-Württemberg

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