What we have done

OUR OBJECTIVE

Co-Create main objective has been to support cross-fertilization processes between creative industries and traditional clusters contributing to test co-design and creative methods applied to entrepreneurs and clusters managers with the support of IPR instruments for their management.

The project has promoted cooperation by using methodologies and tools addressed to clusters managers, SMEs and policy makers. The main outputs of the project include a cross-fertilization toolkit as instrument to favour innovation among Clusters and SMEs, 380 SMEs supported on innovative projects, the set-up of a transnational innovation network between traditional and creative industries and a Manifesto aimed at promoting cross fertilization processes and to support the network enlargement.

Co-Create has also contributed to the development at MED level of more competitive clusters through the elaboration of a cross fertilization methodology and toolkit to support and manage cross-clusters initiatives.

TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION

Transnational cooperation has been understood as a key element for MED clusters and SMEs growth. Co-Create has helped MED clusters learning to work together to tackle market challenges. Looking at the social and climate changes, new products and services have been identified and new markets and industries are expected to emerge out of this process.

The transnational approach used by CO-Create has also required for SMEs to be promoted individually. Suffering a lack of innovation and internationalization strategies and facing a competition that goes beyond national borders, SMEs benefit from initiatives of transnational scope where they can exchange information with key actors both from demand and supply supported by funding schemes and calls at European level.

Finally, CO-Create transnational approach has allowed the consortium to set up a transnational community of multimedia and digital competence providers to support innovation for clusters, organize cross-clusters initiatives to promote ideas from youth and creative professionals addressed to traditional sectors at transnational level.

ACHIEVED RESULTS

Co-Create main outputs include a cross-fertilization toolkit as instrument to favour innovation among Clusters and SMEs, 380 SMEs supported on innovative projects, the set-up of a transnational innovation network between traditional and creative industries and a Manifesto, promoting cross-fertilization processes and supporting the network enlargement.

Co-Create has also contributed to the development at MED level of more competitive clusters through the elaboration of a cross fertilization methodology and toolkit to support and manage cross-clusters initiatives