In this first blog we would like to tell you a little bit more about our project and what you will be able to find on this page in the upcoming months. As the title already says, we are connecting Creative Industries and Social Innovation, but what exactly are we working on?
First of all, the commissioner of this project is COLIN (Connecting Creative Organisations Linked in Networks). Colin operates on the intersection of education, government, businesses and research and focuses on the added value of creative industries as an important source for innovation. By creating links between creative sectors and economic sectors, innovation is stimulated and the creative economy of Brabant, which is a province in the Netherlands, is enhanced. In previous years Colin has carried out research on creative factors that determine the settlement choices of creative industry branches, social design and the European Capital of Culture. Research is bundled in a magazine called Uncover and we, Bridge Research Agency, will be writing an article for the new edition of Uncover.
During the previous week we have been discussing possible combinations of societal challenges or problems with a subsector of the Creative Industries – basically, we have been researching, discussing and sharing ideas. If you want to know where good ideas come from, have a look at this interesting video by Steven Johnson:
In the upcoming months we will be bringing parties together in order to create new networks and come up with innovative content for Uncover. If you keep an eye on this blog you will be able to find interesting videos, articles, websites and updates about the project. We hope to see you back on our blog soon!