Creative.Region Linz & Upper Austria GmbH

Project information

Index: 0559R2
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location AUSTRIA WESTÖSTERREICH Oberösterreich Start/End date of the practice
Start: 15.10.2011
End: on-going

Topic of the practice

The non-profit public company aims at branding Upper Austria as a location for Creative Industries and supports the creative sector in successfully establishing its potentials by related business activities.

Good Practice Information

The non-profit company aims at branding the region as a location for CI & supports the CS in a successful redefining of its potentials by the following activities:consultation, development, networking&cooperation, demand-oriented activities & creation of awareness.
This is done by coaching, workshops, marketing projects, network activities, cooperation & awareness-raising activities.
The clientele
is in first place the CS itself & branches like design, multimedia, architecture, advertising industry, graphics, music economy, publishing & games.
Demand-oriented activities are also PR incl. awareness-raising for the value of creative work for the service providers in Linz & UA.
Cooperation partners: Educational & research institutions.
Basic annual funding: € 600.000 (50% Linz, 50% UA)

Evidence of success

The non-profit company established as a strong network for creative business. It organises well-received workshops and co-creativity events on a weekly basis, incl. key issues for CIs. Specific coaching with experts led to a wide rise in funding applications to the National CCI financial support agency. An "Open Design" initiative led to the establishment of a series of new products by upcoming designers.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Anneliese Geyer

Regional Government Authority Upper Austria, Department for Cultural Affairs

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