The Creative Ring in Europe- Prof. Pieter Ballon @ EUIC2014
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Prof. Pieter Ballon, Director Living Labs at ENoLL and coordinator of Smart Cities at iMinds, presenting No Smart Cities without Creative Cities: The Creative Ring in Europe during the ENoLL fringe ...

Prof. Pieter Ballon, Director Living Labs at ENoLL and coordinator of Smart Cities at iMinds, presenting No Smart Cities without Creative Cities: The Creative Ring in Europe during the ENoLL fringe session "Open Innovation and Living Labs shaping the cities and regions of the future" at the EC Innovation Convention 2014.

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  • Songdo: billions investment
  • estimated to account for more than 7 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product (UN, 2004). a key sector in the Europe of tomorrow (Zaboura, 2009) as knowledge and creativity are fast becoming powerful engines driving economic growthcontributing no less than 860 billion € to total European GDP (6.9%)representing no less than 14 million workers (figures for 2008)Symposium on Sustainable Creative Cities, 5/11, AntwerpEvidence of correlation creative industries/likeability of cities/attraction of general economic activity  Need for “Creative Class” (Florida)Importance of creative industries in holistic view on cities: interplay of culture and media with mobility, health, social services, environment – notion of cultural planningDanger of projectismvs sustainable activity
  • Sources: The Economy of Culture in Europe (KEA report 2006)Mapping cultural and creative sectors in the EU and China (KEA report 2011)Essnet-culture. European Statistical System network on culture (2012)
  • Creative industries characterized by a preponderance of small businesses and even individuals whom often operate on a local scale & do not have the means/opportunities to expand on a European levelCreative class needs to be connected internally and externally: city – region - EuropeLack of bridges to infrastructure and technology: often different worldsLack of reach beyond the local target/cluster

The Creative Ring in Europe- Prof. Pieter Ballon @ EUIC2014 The Creative Ring in Europe- Prof. Pieter Ballon @ EUIC2014 Presentation Transcript

  • No Smart Cities without Creative Cities: the Creative Ring in Europe Prof Dr Pieter Ballon, Director iMinds Innovation Convention 11 March 2014, Brussels
  • What makes a city smart? 21/03/20142
  • Smart cities are creative cities
  • • Creative industries generate 3.5% of EU GDP • Creative industries have 3% of EU active population • Micro-business and self- employed dominate the creative industries • Big companies rely on creative sector SMEs to discover new opportunities and ventures • But: Structural Problems in terms of business models, scalability, compatible Future Internet toolsets 21/03/20144 Creative Cities need Creative Industries
  • Creative cities need to connect
  • Turning cities into creative labs
  • The Creative Ring: communities On-site/Off-site Suported by the “Creative Foursquare” – advanced community app Powered by a Creative Agenda
  • The Creative Ring: tools CI-oriented tools readily available: multimedia authoring and distribution, sensor data processing, big data collection, smart city exploration,… Repository of other tools with clear licensing conditions
  • The Creative Ring: spaces Intra-project: Brussels, Kortrijk, Barcelona Extra-project: Trento, Manchester, Québec City (for now)
  • The Creative Ring: co-creation Enabling “Creative Conferencing” Present in every hub Powered by ultra-high speed FTTH connections and SOTA technology
  • FI-PPP Phase 3: CREATI-FI
  • Contact: Pieter.Ballon@iminds.be