THE BIGGER PICTURE: HOW CAN THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS BRIDGE THE INNOVATION GAP?

10. October 2018, 11:30 am – 06:30 pm
Conference & workshops, THE ARTS+ SALON

Digitisation and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain can trigger innovation at all levels of the cultural and creative sectors. At present, it seems that each player – and each sector – is grappling with these innovation challenges on its own. But what if there was a wider European innovation support ecosystem, one that cut transaction costs and advanced the creative sectors to the digital level? What if the creative sectors were given all the opportunities they deserve in light of their shared position as a key sector in Europe?

 

What are the best ways to fuel tech-triggered innovation in the cultural and creative sectors? THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit aims to help build an ecosystem for adequate innovation support frameworks in Europe, but also at the national scale.

Digitisation and new technologies can trigger innovation at all levels of the creative sectors – whether it be in terms of products, services, processes, business models, value networks, skills and so forth. Yet there is a growing gap between technology and culture. Culture, and with it society, is struggling to catch up with the exponential speed of technological innovation.

We know that there is a lack of knowledge – and awareness – of the very specific innovation processes that are characteristic of the creative sectors. Also, these sectors are very fragmented – they often work in silos and as micro-enterprises. This also explains why there is a lack of coherent innovation support frameworks.

In this peer-to-peer conference with a pronounced workshop character, we will work together to identify common innovation barriers and to voice core demands for innovation support in the creative sectors. This is an ambitious goal, since the sub-sectors still work in silos. However, we are convinced that there is considerable overlap in innovation support needs – which we will explore by taking a closer look at the cultural heritage and book publishing sectors before moving on to the bigger picture: the creative sectors as a whole.

The summit consists of three complementary components, which will take place on Wednesday, 10 October, between 11.30 am and 6.30 pm. The venue is THE ARTS+ Salon, located within THE ARTS+ in Hall 4.1 of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  A press event is planned for Thursday, 11 October 2018, Entente, Hall 4.C, 13-14 Uhr.

 

11.30 am – 1.00 pm

INNOVATION SUMMIT I: BREAK-OUT SESSION ON CULTURAL HERITAGE

Peer-to-peer workshop (max. 100 participants)

THE ARTS+ Salon

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit Networking Lunch

Please note that this lunch is open only to the participants of  THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit.

THE ARTS+ Salon

 

2.00 – 3.30 pm

INNOVATION SUMMIT II: BREAK-OUT SESSION ON BOOK PUBLISHING

Peer-to-peer workshop (max. 100 participants)

THE ARTS+ Salon

 

4.00 – 6.30 pm

INNOVATION SUMMIT III: THE BIGGER PICTURE: A STRONG VOICE FOR INNOVATION SUPPORT

Conference with a pronounced workshop character (max. 100 participants)

THE ARTS+ Salon

 

 

The Innovation Summit is by invitation only and spaces are limited (max. 100).

Please contact Nina Klein klein@book-fair.com and pre-register here if you’re interested in attending: XING-Event

 

FUNDING PARTNERS:

The Innovation Summit is organized as part of ALDUS, the European Book Fairs’ Network, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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