Who we are

European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a network of creative development agencies and creative centres. Our mission is to support the creative and cultural industries to internationalise – to do business and to collaborate across Europe

What we do

ECBN provides European Services and Tools to its members, like creative companies and entrepreneurs, agencies and creative centres, cities and regions – such as Trade Missions, Easy Landing Points or Digital Marketplace, which are defined and developed further on a year to year basis in ECBN board meetings.

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DumBo: Distretto Urbano Multifunzionale di Bologna

Born in 2019, DumBo s a temporary space of urban regeneration in the close outskirt of Bologna (IT), which stands for Distretto Urbano Multifunzionale di Bologna and is an urban district dedicated to art, inclusion, culture, social innovation, creative jobs, sustainability, start-up incubator and sports. Almost 40.000 m2 used as railway complex until 2010 and [...]

Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (BMR)

Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (BMR) develops and markets the Ruhr Metropolis as a business location. It bundles the economic interests of the 53 municipalities in the region. The aim of BMR's work is to increase the competitiveness of the Ruhr region. This includes implementing and continuously developing an overall economic strategy for the Ruhr Metropolis [...]

Reinhard Gröne

Reinhard Gröne was and is a successful founder. Today he holds stakes in national and international start-ups. With around 30 years of entrepreneurial thinking and acting, he has extremely useful "tools" in his luggage. He maintains a proactive network, especially in the creative & cultural industries. #customer driven, #business model, #flow & fly. Reinhard studied [...]


Beletrina is one of the most ambitious and internationally involved Slovenian publishing houses. Since its founding in 1999, it has published more than 1,100 titles of top writers who have received of the largest domestic and world literary awards. In addition to book production and the organization of numerous events, the Days of Poetry and [...]

Rosanna Leonardi

From the Mediterranean to the English Channel Rosanna Leonardi is an Architect living and working in London who explores the physical space in all its forms of expression, at any scale and angle. Specifically, Sustainability and the Environment have shaped a deeper eye into material research, fabrication techniques and industrial production. A visual investigation into [...]

Frankfurt Economic Development

The Center of Creative Industries of the Frankfurt Economic Development, a subsidiary of the City of Frankfurt am Main, focuses on strengthening the creative economy and on promoting the Creative Hub Frankfurt. We see ourselves as an information and network node. We provide and support network platforms for the creative industries, promote the professional exchange [...]

Creative Prague

Creative Prague is a non-profit city agency responsible for support and development of Prague's cultural and creative industries. We believe that by bringing together public, private, educational spheres and civic society, we can tackle the next big challenges and not just those within the CCI. Since 2013, we have been implementing R&D activities, providing know-how [...]

creARTive Sweden

creARTive is the national organization for culture incubators in Sweden. It was established in 2019, and currently consists of 11 members, from Lund in the south to Piteå in the north, altogether encompassing approx. 400 companies in development and activities. The purpose of creARTive is: to be a non-profit organization for multidisciplinary incubators for artistic [...]

Zentrum für Soziale Innovation

All innovations are socially relevant! ZSI (GmbH) is a scientific institute founded in 1988 in Vienna deploying research, education, advisory services and co-ordination of networks. ZSI conducts research and application projects on the social embedding and impact of all types of innovations and contributes to the design and diffusion of socially accepted and sustainable innovations [...]

School of Comunication, Arts and Creative Industries – ISEC Lisboa

The School of Arts and Creative Industries of ISEC Lisboa, sited in Lisbon - Portugal, offer university degrees and post-graduations with unique curriculum structures and with the best professionals and researchers in each scientific area of the Courses, wich are: Graphic Design and Print Production, Graphic Arts, Multimedia and Audiovisuals, Communication, Marketing and Digital Marketing, [...]

Sunnmøre Kulturnæringshage


  Sunnmøre Kulturnæringshage AS (SKNH) is a start-up hub for creative business in Norway and part of a national network of start-up hubs and incubators. Located on the North-West coast, SKNH are closely connected to Volda University College from which many of the start-ups emerge. SKNH provides business advice and R&D support for both new [...]


Infoloji is a Corporate Consultancy Service that provides innovative ideas that meet the needs of effective institutions and individuals. Infoloji shares its experiences with various private and public sector organisations. As a consultancy services agency Infoloji helps to develop road maps which are designed to build a more habitable future. İnfoloji Consulting helps to ensure better [...]



Cultuurloket offers business inspiration for the entire cultural sector. Where culture, business economy and legal matters converge, lots of questions may arise. Bring these questions to us and we’ll give you first aid advice in return. Cultuurloket strives to make legal, business and business economy affairs more comprehensible, always keeping in mind the essence of [...]

KLUMP Subtopia


KLUMP Subtopia is an incubator and a workspace for innovation and ideas. It is a space where entrepreneurs develop their visions into viable companies in the cultural and creative industries. KLUMP offers coaching, an affirmative environment and a flexible office. > KLUMP Subtopia is located in Alby, south of Stockholm, Sweden, in a creative cluster [...]


Materahub is working to promote Creative and Cultural Industries as engine for local sustainable development. Being based in Matera, UNESCO site since 1993 and European Capital of Culture for 2019, the aim of Materahub has been, since its foundation, to enhance a process of capacity building in order to support the cultural and creative sector [...]

The Puglia Creative District

The Puglia Creative District is an association recognized in 2012 by Apulia Region, according to Regional law 23\2007, representing more than 150 cultural and creative enterprises based in Puglia (IT). Performing arts: theatre, dance, music, festival Cultural industries: cinema, media, audiovisual, gaming, software, publishing Creative industries: design, Made in Italy, architecture, communication agencies Heritage: visual [...]

Fitz Carraldo Fondazione

Fondazione Fitzcarraldo is an independent centre for planning, research, training and documentation on cultural, arts and media management, economics and policies, at the service of those who create, practise, take part in, produce, promote and support the arts and culture. The Foundation aims to contribute to the development, diffusion and promotion of innovation and experimentation [...]