new alliances, festivals, policies, conferences, leading funding agencies or best practice entrepreneurs – all around the latest trends in innovation are featured in the ecbn Newsletter September 2017.

Innovation is the Trend-Topic in this policy and conference autumn 2017

We are all aware of policy and markets hypes – of its advantages and disadvantages. Let us make the best out of this (re-)new attention for innovation and the role of creative industries – the best in the interest of creative industries would be changes in national definitions and funding of innovation – to integrate on eye-level non-tech innovation besides the tradition of tech innovation. No doubt: tech innovation is crucial and indespendable – but so is today non-tech innovation.

In this September edition of our ECBN newsletter we are presenting two industry cross overs as good cases for this years ecbn summit focal point (-> Cross Overs). The ECBN Board wants also to foster the cooperations among Members, so today we want to present one of the founding members the Creative Industries Styria (-> CIS). And please SAVE THE DATE for the 7th ECBN Summit, 27th of November, Brussels (Summit).

Read the full ecbn Newsletter September 2017

The ECBN Executive Board
Bernd Fesel, european centre for creative economy, Germany
Gerin Trautenberger, Kreativwirtschaft Austria, Austria,
Michal Hladky, Creative Industry Kosice, Slovakia
Mehjabeen Patrick, Creative England, United Kingdom