The Culture and Creative Industry (CCI) sector lacks a transnational and cross-sectoral shared vision on what could be its contribution to economic and social growth in central Europe. This goes along with a lack of capacities in CCI for linking up with other industry sectors to foster innovation processes.  

The COCO4CCI project will build capacities for cross-sectoral cooperation in advanced manufacturing (AVM), by creating a transnational CCI collider network. Based on a mapping of CCI potentials and a roadmap, COCO4CCI will develop the collider concept, in which CCI hubs and business support organisations work in tandem, complementing each other with knowledge and experiences from its sector. 

COCO4CCI will train facilitators who will implement an extensive online and face-to-face training programme for CCI in three areas: technology development, future trends and mind-set in advanced manufacturing.  

The project partnership will develop tools to initiate and facilitate cross-sectoral links between CCI and AVM. CCI will participate in different match-making formats with AVM companies, applying open and innovative methods such as design thinking, which will result in cross-sectoral cooperation.




Covid-19 post-emergency transformation for CCI. A survey by COCO4CCI.

The Department of Management of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with all the project partners, carried out a research to better understand the impact of the global pandemic on the CCI sector and its effects on future scenarios. The research carried out by the university team coordinated by Prof. Giovanni Vaia, was conducted between September and October 2020 through the survey “Covid-19 post-emergency transformation for CCI”, proposed to CCI companies in the partner countries (Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Poland, Germany).

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Why creativity is important for circularity?

In a newly created podcast series, our Slovak partners from SBA were introducing circular economy, its legislative background (European Green Deal, new European Action Plan for Circular Economy) and circular business models. 

In this talk, Denisa Rášová from SBA and innovation expert Ján Urig were addressing the following questions: 

How does the topic of innovation behave in times of crisis and beyond?

Do other rules apply to innovation?

Why will some companies increase their innovation efforts during the crisis and others not?

Is creativity a driver of innovation? 

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COCO4CCI has 12 project partners from 6 countries