Creative Business Network has the objective to support creative entrepreneurs through access to networks, investors and support organisations at national, European and international level, giving them and the network the needed visibility to create the right environment for a sustainable development.
It connects innovators and creative players from all over the world – it is a community of more than 3000 start-ups, institutions, industry experts and policy makers from more than 80 countries. CBN champion the cultural and economic impact of the creative industries with access to significant volume of reach, audience and data. The partnership can benefit from CBN’s experience in building and supporting trans-national networks.
Their goal is to facilitate a mutually beneficial environment where the local, regional, national economies can benefit from the creative industries. This includes innovators, individual businesses or groups of businesses. CBN are at the forefront in terms of competence and expertise in this field, based on international and regional work spanning more than 10 years. CBN have accumulated an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the relevant regulatory environment in different countries, particularly in Europe. They are members of the European Creative Business Alliance (ECIA) and work closely with many of its members. At the invitation of The European Commission, they co-chaired the expert group with representatives from all member states and external experts on access to funding. The group produced 10 key policy recommendations addressed to the EU Member States and the EU Institutions. These recommendations serve as a basis for decision-makers to adopt an ambitious European or national agenda to support the cultural and creative industries.
CBN runs a range of innovative interventions, including play & learn, the creative academy, this is CBN science and innovation challenges and is a key partner of sustainary, a global platform for sustainable collaboration rooted in technological advancements and invio – the experience economy cluster and an innovation network for experience-based innovation and business development.