Since March 2008, the CReATE project consortium has been developing strategies to improve cooperation at both regional and European levels to enhance the innovative capabilities of small- and medium-sized companies from the creative sector. CReATE therefore aims to link European players from research, business and the public sector.

The CReATE agenda (published in July 2010), jointly developed together with creative industries experts from four leading creative regions, gathers the most promising research fields at the crossroads of creative industries and the ICT sector.

Project name CReATE
Duration 01.03.2008 – 31.12.2010
  • Steinbeis-Europa Zentraum, Germany
  • CSP Innovazione, Torino, Italy
  • Regione Piemonte, Italy
  • Politecnico Torino, Italy
  • Imaginove, content cluster, Rhone-Alpes, France
  • Advantage West Midlands, Great Britain
Project aim
  • Facilitating trans-regional collaboration between regional stakeholders and policies
  • Focusing on RTDI investments in most promising areas
  • Identifying trends and research areas and evaluate how these affect business
  • Finding out about leverage to stimulate innovation in creative industries’ SMEs
MFG's part MFG takes the lead as a coordinator of this project. MFG is responsible for the overall management (administrative, financial and scientific) of the project and coordination of the consortium partners. Further, MFG conducted an in-depth regional analysis in Baden-Württemberg regarding ICT-uptake and innovation potential in creative industries clusters.
Contact Alexandra Rudl
Project Manager ICT Innovation Ecosystems
Phone: +49 711 90715-365




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