Creative Industries, Creative Individuals
“Closing the gap”
Let’s start with an experiment
Move your hand
“palm DOWN” …
…to “palm UP”
BUT do not turn your wrist!
We assume it is IMPOSSIBLE…
But ASSUMPTIONS can…
Limit our possiblilities
Make errors in judgement and action
Misunderstand other people, situations, etc.
One dangerous assumption…
… between what we know we should
do and what we actually do?
What we assume we know about CCIs*?
What they are
Why they are important
Where they are
Who can benefit
How we can benefit
* Creative and Cultural Industries
What CCIs are…
These are BUSINESSES…
… made up of individuals
Not all are « CCI »
What CCIs are…
Differences on focus by country/region
For example: Paris region = fashion, film, games
There may be « surprises »
What are the focus areas in your region?
Actual differences in existing sectors
For example: France includes culinary and wine
New sectors may be created
Why CCIs matter… for the years
Considered « Industries of the FUTURE »
Possible « cross-fertilization » …
Consumer electronics (design + product)
and « spill-over »
but also knowledge
Why CCIs matter for YOU (even if you are not CCI)
… a local example
Where are the CCIs… and more
importantly the creative people?
Interest groups (many online)
Who can benefit?
Especially SMEs (all!)
Higher Education Institutions
Science (but not only)
All levels – local, regional, national, European
How to reap benefits…
Be aware, Stay aware…
Learn (use LEC project)
Change your assumtions (or at least look at them)
Close the gap
Motivation (individual, group, organization)
Why is it important?
Knowing your strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities,
thoughts and feelings is a big step towards knowing
who you really are (you the individual, you the
Awareness is the key to improving our ability to learn,
apply that learning, share our situation and, eventually,
to produce innovation in our organizations
Where you can help…
“The cultural and creative sectors need multi-disciplinary
environments where they can meet with businesses
from other industries. Any public intervention aiming
to further develop them calls for cross-sectoral
fertilisation. This requires the development and testing of
better business support instruments and policies that aim
to facilitate cross-sectoral linkages and spill-overs. It
implies fostering change amongst the sectors themselves
while adding new skills and competencies into other
industries and vice versa.”
Any questions whatsoever?
Thank you for your attention!
Further extensive material, case studies, exercises, links
and more can be found on www.lec-project.eu