The European Institutes of Innovation and Technology wants to start of a Knowledge and Innovation Community for the Cultural Creative Industries.

EIT Invests in Innovation Structures and Systemic Change

Since its launch the European Institutes of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has fostered eight Innovation Communities and each focused on a different societal challenge. Several Billions Euro have been invested to driven innovations that make a systemic change. 


What is a Knowledge and Innovation Community ? 

EIT has provided the Innovation Communities with a great degree of autonomy to define their legal status, internal organisation and working methods. Its unique approach is to bring together businesses, research centres and universities, called the Knowledge Triangle Angle. Read more

The Largest Innovation Investment ever !

2019 marks the start of EIT´s commitment to cultural creative industries – the public start. The policy debates in the European Parliament and with the sector reach back some two years, being built on the sound and long committed support of Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Christian Ehler, MEP and Member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

EITs announced its start into the cultural creative industries at its yearly Innovation Summit 2019, INNOVEIT, in Budapest:

„Education and creativity are vital in building a resilient, competitive and cohesive Europe for the future. I am proud of how the EIT helps us promote both supporting talented innovators and nurturing entrepreneurial mind-sets. I am convinced that this focus on people, their aspirations and ideas can also help us make a success of the new Knowledge and Innovation Community on the cultural and creative sectors that we have proposed.“
EU-Commissioner Tibor Navracsics

Full program here

What could be the Systemic Impact of Cultural Creative Innovation ?

 INNOVEIT demonstrated the diversity and reach of potential impacts of innovation driven by the cultural creative industries – in keynotes and panels – reaching from entrepreneurs like Yoan Fanise Co-founder, DigixArt, Videogames to Michela Magas, Founder and Creative Director, Music Tech Fest and Horst Hörtner Senior Director, Ars Electronica as well as Christina Haak Deputy Director General, State Museums Berlin and Vice President, German National Museums Organisation. 

Review the Hashtag #INNOVEIT2019 for statements and debates. Here we point out some highlights from EIT and ECBN Twitter.


The future of EIT strategies: We listen to the innovators and give them what they need !“
Martin Kern, Director European Institut of Innovation and Technology



“We are lucky to be successful and meaningful but I think that if you are meaningful you will be successful afterwards. If you focus on the content, the the numbers will follow.”
Yoan Fanise, Co-founder, DigixArt, Videogames


„Fight for Digital Humanism“, a passionate Horst Hörtner Senior Director, Ars Electronica, on the focus of an #innovation eco-system, a Creative KIC





What is #creativity ? #art and performance, #tech and #human opening our perception of #innovation at #INNOVEIT: Dancing by Drones, directed by Nina Kov and produced by Andrea Kovacs, Letitbeartagency







Michela Magas, founder of Digital Leadership Institute, profound impact of #diversity on #innovation & of #CCI on #engaging underserved communities. „We from the #creative industries do not predict the future, we invent the future.“

What will push growth of #creative industries ? What will reduce fragmentation of creative industries ?  Panel debate with  Christer Gustafsson, Professor in Conservation, Uppsala University; Elisabetta LazzaroProfessor of Creative Economy, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht



“The tourists don’t come for the industry: they come for the museums, for the culture of the given place. Culture can benefit from digital technology, and vice versa.” Christina Haak, Deputy Director General, State Museums Berlin and Vice President, German National Museums Organisation. 



„We should be passport agnostic. The next generation of talents care about missions and values they produce.“
Ana Trbovich, Co-Founder, Grid Singularity, EIT-Governing Board