Promoting partnerships in the cultural and creative industries in Europe

Project Future
Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, International
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

Cross Innovation: Business opportunities at home and abroad, 2012 to 2014

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Partnering among 11 European cities to promote cross-sector innovation; formulating strategies and support measures - Enabling cross-innovation between the Berlin creative industry and other sectors in the areas of smart incentives (for example forms of funding), culture-based innovation, brokerage (linkage between financial donors and recipients), spatial cross-collaboration (for example, co-working spaces); European Interreg IVC project

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

EU funding from the Interreg IV programme

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

- 4 brochures, 17 events, 22 presentations, more than 2000 participants, 66 group meetings, 23 new ideas, 11 strategic implementation plans, 3 improved local strategies - Innovation Interface 2014 in Berlin with 105 participating companies to initiate collaborations was a highlight (examples of crossover innovations: app for e-bikes, open data for art, education and fashion) ( - Cross Innovation as a key measure for the programme in 2014 to 2020 is mentioned in the Key recommendations of the European Creative Industries Alliance to the EU Commission. More information: Internationalisation Case Study Report, 2014: