From 11 to 13 April, in Athens, takes place the event that combines the opening conference of the Creative FLIP project and the first meeting and General Assembly of the European Creative Hubs Network as an official entity.
FLIP is an EU-funded pilot project that aims to generate intersectoral and spillover benefits in the different areas and sectors with which the CCIs interface. ECHN is a partner of the Project Consortium. The Opening Conference of Creative FLIP will highlight the issue of how to improve the existing ecosystem for CCIs, with a specific focus on Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patents. A full program of plenary meetings, workshops and activities will aim to generate insights on how to strengthen the capacities of KICs for growth and development through better access to finance, recognition of value and capacities to capture the value of IP. It will also strive to connect the ICC with other sectors, demonstrating the cross-cutting relevance of skills and knowledge related to creative thinking. The official opening of the Conference on Thursday will feature the respected keynote speakers: Myrsini Zorba, Greek Minister of Culture and Sports , Sir Peter Cook, the founder of the legendary collective Archigram, and Olga Mink, director of Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven. This conference is an opportunity for networking and exchange of experiences between hub managers, professionals and specialists.
”What is Creative FLIP?
Creative FLIP – Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting for Cultural and Creative Industries is a pilot project co-funded by the EU, and implemented by a consortium led by the Goethe-Institut in partnership with IDEA Consult, VVA Brussels,3s Unternehmensberatung, Institut de la Propriété Intellectuelle Luxembourg and European Creative Hubs Network(ECHN).
The general objective of this pilot project is to define and test policies and actions for sustaining and developing cultural and creative industries and to generating cross-sectoral benefits and spill-overs in the different areas and sectors the CCIs interface with.