Posts Tagged ‘Clusters’

Attracting and retaining creative talent in medium-sized towns. The strategy in Barnsley, UK

Attracting and retaining creative talent in Barnsley (partner in the URBACT project Creative Clusters in Low Density Areas) is set against a backdrop of a deprived post-mining economyt, with a small but emerging creative sector. Located inside the triangle Manchester-Sheffield-Leeds, in Northern England, regeneration investment in Barnsley has provided key venues for culture and creative [...]

By URBACT, on November 25th, 2010 at 18:00

Creativity and Innovation in Europe

A few months after the presentation of the Green Paper on Cultural and Creative Industries the European debate has been more centred on innovation, rather than creativity. In a document produced for the European Commission Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General called “New Cluster Concepts Activities in Creative Industries” the core definition of creative industries is linked [...]

By URBACT, on July 26th, 2010 at 10:40

URBACT Creative Clusters in the European Forum on Cultural Industries in Barcelona

The Portuguese city of Óbidos and INTELI–Intelligence in Innovation Centre, respectively Lead Partner and full partner of the URBACT network on Creative Clusters, were invited to attend the European Forum on Cultural Industries that took place in 29-30 March 2010, in Barcelona. The objective of the event was to discuss the importance of cultural industries [...]

By URBACT, on April 7th, 2010 at 13:19

Thematic workshop in Romania: Creative Clusters “Diversifying Local Economic Base and Opportunities to Young People”

The thematic workshop Creative Clusters: diversifying local economic base and opportunities to young people will take place in Mizil, Romania (October 29-30, 2009), in the ambit of the URBACT Network “Creative Clusters in Low Density Urban Areas” that reunites 10 cities from all over Europe, in which Óbidos is the Lead Partner. This event will [...]

By URBACT, on October 28th, 2009 at 17:20

Welcome to the human technology city

  URBACT Creative Clusters Network has recently been reinforced with the participation of Jyväskylä [130,000 inhabitants], a youthful, lively and international city located in Central Finland. The site of many education-related firsts in Finland, Jyväskylä is known as a “city of schools” hosting two Universities: the University of Jyväskylä and the JAMK University of Applied [...]

By URBACT, on July 31st, 2009 at 15:28