SPECTRA project was delighted to be represented at the City of Amsterdam Creativity Days on 16th and 17th October 2023, launching the EIT KIC CCSI Colocation Centre – CLC North West Europe.
City of Amsterdam hosted the event, which enabled project partners to learn more about how culture & creativity contribute to social innovation and cohesion, while developing innovative solutions for pressing social challenges, with the event uniting artists, innovators, investors, academics, policymakers and the entire culture & creativity sector with two inspiring days of innovation, collaboration and unleashing of boundless creativity.
A great day delivered by the talented team from led by Anouk Wieleman and Marjolein Cremer of teh Cuty of Amsterdam, teh conference featured businesses who showed how they are pushing social innovation while scaling for growth and global competition – Lalaland.ai Michael Musandu, The Fabricant Adriana Hoppenbrouwer-Pereira. Stephen Fegan of Studio Meala, to name but a few. We also deep dived into EIT Culture & Creativity Investment Network at EuroQuity – Bpifrance and what it can do to increase the capital to culture and creativity sector in coming years and looked at social innovation and challenges of and opportunities for attracting private investment to this space with expert panel comprising Martijn Blom EVPA, Fran Sanderson Nesta, Mark Laagewaard CrowdAboutNow, and Mirjam Niessen of DOEN Participaties B.V.
We had a chance to form many new connections during the study visit tours organised by the hosts, for the benefit of the SPECTRA project and respective partner ecosystems, while our engagement with the EIT KIC continues into the future.