Innovative ideas for cultural and creative sectors in Europe

The Creative Shift Forum

At the Crossroads between Culture, Entrepreneurship and Technology

@diversity invites you to a vivid exchange forum about disruptive ideas and entrepreneurship in the cultural and creative sectors. The EU pilot project @diversity – innovative ideas for cultural and creative industries in Europe – wants to share experiences and lessons learnt from a 2-year competition and incubation program that transformed innovative ideas into new business models to find private funding.

We gathered ideas and data from all over Europe and applied new techniques of incubation and acceleration by building and using a virtual consulting platform of European experts in fields of business modelling, marketing, technology, creativity, cultural heritage and law. Furthermore, there is rich feedback from the cultural entrepreneurs, consultants and investors that we would like to share with our interested community.

This forum is open for about 100 cultural and creative entrepreneurs, researchers, financiers, IT experts and policy makers to a vivid exchange forum about entrepreneurship, the appliance of technology and access to finance in the cultural and creative sectors.

The aim is to develop direct recommendations for the Eurpean Commission on how to improve the conditions for cultural entrepreneurship in Europe, foster the involvement of technology in the cultural and creative sectors, improve the skills of entrepreneurs as well as how to offer access to finance for prototype development and the establishment of a company. The event will offer a unique opportunity for direct dialogue with high-level policy makers.

BRUSSELS | 29 SEPTEMBER 2014 | 10.30 - 20.00 CET


The Creative Shift Forum

29 September 2014 | Brussels

@diversity would like to thank all attendees of the Creative Shift Forum 2014 for their valuable input and the vivid exchange. Please find below a link to a report about the event including the kind feedback of our attendees.

Event Report