EIT Culture & Creativity
Transforming Europe’s Cultural & Creative Sectors and Industries.
EIT Culture & Creativity is the Institute's newest Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)! Culture and creativity is the soul of Europe, with the power to improve lives, transform communities, generate jobs and growth, and create spill-over effects into other sectors, ensuring that Europe becomes the powerhouse of innovation in the world.
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Mission and Vision
Joining the EIT Community in June 2022, EIT Culture & Creativity will start to become operational in the coming year. Once operational EIT Culture & Creativity will house a sustainable ecosystem for European Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI), connecting and collaborating world-class partners, accelerating ecosystem-centred innovations and businesses, reaching hearts and minds of global audiences with experiences, products and services to shape resilient futures.
EIT Culture & Creativity will bring together 50 partners from 20 countries across Europe. You can find the full list of partners in this factsheet.
What will EIT Culture and Creativity do?
Break boundaries in CCSI education by teaching cutting-edge technology to creatives and creativity as a cross-industry skill, increasing multidisciplinary collaborations of higher education leaders with creative industry economics, nurturing imaginative, creative businesspeople and market-savvy artists and designers.
Deliver mission-driven innovations leveraging the change-making power of CCSI to develop eco-systemic services and products rebuilding Europe after the COVID-19 pandemic as a carbon neutral continent. EIT Culture & Creativity will provide experimental spaces to enable creative innovations stimulated through research and technology transfer and early adoptions in emerging high growth global markets.
- Transform CCSI businesses through custom-fitting innovation support, incubation schemes, and novel investments and philanthropic financing connecting existing networks of 2 000 creative hubs, 3 000 cultural institutions and 300 000 entrepreneurs across Europe.
- Mainstream the impact and value of CCSI especially culture and heritage as an enabler for economic regeneration, and societal cohesion by supporting regions, cities and rural areas, to facilitate industrial and social changes including climate adaptation and mitigation.
- Deepen the acknowledgement and knowledge of CCSI´s unique contributions to research and innovation ecosystems based on novel, data-driven methods, implemented standardisation of knowledge exchanges and smart monitoring of facts and figures. EIT Culture and Creativity will facilitate impact-driven dialogues with best-in-class innovators and policy-makers at all levels to unlock the potential of cultural and creative sectors and industries for a sustainable and thriving society.
Where will EIT Culture & Creativity be based?
To run their activities, six Co-Location Centres (CLCs) will be set up, ensuring pan-European coverage and accessibility for innovators and creatives. The CLCs will be located in:
- CLC North West: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- CLC North: Helsinki, Finland
- CLC South: Bologna, Italy
- CLC South West: Barcelona, Spain
- CLC South East Europe & ALPS: Vienna, Austria
- CLC East: Kosice, Slovakia
By 2030, EIT Culture & Creativity will have delivered:
- 1 500 graduates from EIT-labelled programmes
- 44 000 professionals upskilled in 200 lifelong learning courses
- 400 tested innovations, 155 marketed innovations, 5500 IP entries
- 1 100 organisations supported to expand their business and reach
- EUR 80 million invested in start-ups with 200 start-ups created
- 250 initiatives that promote and celebrate EU identities, values and culture
- 100 CCSI-driven community (re)generation initiatives
- 1 800 CCSI organisations transformed to be more digital, green and social
- The EIT joins high level delegation to Silicon Valley 21/03/2023
- EIT Community agree on Innovation Agenda for Circular Textiles and Fashion 13/03/2023
- EIT Culture & Creativity signs EUR 6 million grant for its start-up phase! 01/03/2023
- RISE and EIT Culture & Creativity to collaborate on transforming Sweden 20/02/2023
- EIT announces EUR 890 million investment in European innovation 06/12/2022
- EIT Culture & Creativity is open for business at new Cologne HQ 30/11/2022