Inspiring Initiatives: Granny’s Finest

Founded in 2011, Granny’s Finest, is a very successful social enterprise that sells handmade knitwear (scarves, gloves, headbands, beanies, blankets, pillows, socks etc.). The organisation is a foundation and works with volunteers and students. So far it has been largely dependent on grants and subsidies. However, the aim is to become a financially independent and sustainable organisation.

Inspiring Initiatives: PLUS

PLUS is a market development programme aiming at maturing the Danish business community and the Danish design industry’s ability to cooperate

Inspiring Initiatives: CodeBase

CodeBase have been exploring the world of startups and innovation for over 5 years now. If you ask them, they are not really sure how to best describe what they do, but they think the words “tech cluster” probably do it best.

Inspiring Initiatives: Tiimiakatemia

Tiimiakatemia was born from a need to do something differently by Johannes Partanen in 1993. JAMK needed a new way to bring together people interested in entrepreneurship. They built an entrepreneurship unit called “Tiimiakatemia”, which taught students project leadership and team coaching from day one.

Inspiring initiatives: HundrED

HundrED is a project that brings together the best innovations in the world and develops 100 new teaching models with schools around the world and shares them free for all. The project leader is a Finnish education company “SCOOL”.

Inspiring Initiatives: The Sharp Project

The Sharp Project is home to over 60 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production.  It is based in a 200,000 square footage refurbished warehouse previously occupied by the company Sharp Electronics until 2006.

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Inspiring Initiatives: Granny’s Finest

Inspiring Initiatives: Granny’s Finest

Founded in 2011, Granny’s Finest, is a very successful social enterprise that sells handmade knitwear (scarves, gloves, headbands, beanies, blankets, pillows, socks etc.). The organisation is a foundation and works with volunteers and students. So far it has been largely dependent on grants and subsidies. However, the aim is to become a financially independent and sustainable organisation.

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Inspiring Initiatives: PLUS

Inspiring Initiatives: PLUS

PLUS is a market development programme aiming at maturing the Danish business community and the Danish design industry’s ability to cooperate

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Inspiring Initiatives: CodeBase

Inspiring Initiatives: CodeBase

CodeBase have been exploring the world of startups and innovation for over 5 years now. If you ask them, they are not really sure how to best describe what they do, but they think the words “tech cluster” probably do it best.

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Inspiring Initiatives: Tiimiakatemia

Inspiring Initiatives: Tiimiakatemia

Tiimiakatemia was born from a need to do something differently by Johannes Partanen in 1993. JAMK needed a new way to bring together people interested in entrepreneurship. They built an entrepreneurship unit called “Tiimiakatemia”, which taught students project leadership and team coaching from day one.

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Inspiring initiatives: HundrED

Inspiring initiatives: HundrED

HundrED is a project that brings together the best innovations in the world and develops 100 new teaching models with schools around the world and shares them free for all. The project leader is a Finnish education company “SCOOL”.

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Inspiring Initiatives: The Sharp Project

Inspiring Initiatives: The Sharp Project

The Sharp Project is home to over 60 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production.  It is based in a 200,000 square footage refurbished warehouse previously occupied by the company Sharp Electronics until 2006.

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Inspiring Initiatives:  European Opera Centre

Inspiring Initiatives: European Opera Centre

The European Opera Centre was launched in 1997  after extensive consultation in particular with European institutions, which provided consistent support for some twenty years. The main aims of the Centre were to assist Europeans to make the transition from education to the opera profession, and to develop audiences for opera.

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Inspiring Initiatives: Kymi Antalogia

Inspiring Initiatives: Kymi Antalogia

In 2009 a new Kouvola municipality was formed together from 4 smaller municipalities. The people in the city were fighting with political issues and people needed something to unite them. Piia Kleimola and her organization made a project and built an adventure route within the Kouvola region, which went by all the 4 municipalities.

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Creative Platform Challenge Winner announced!

Creative Platform Challenge Winner announced!

The jury unanimously decided to award the winning spot to Linda van Andel from Connecting Talents for their unique talent platform which helps people look for new professions and join collaborative opportunities through AI matchmaking. The jury found that their solution best fits the scope of the challenge and the challenges creative professionals face with reskilling and the future of work, as well as the need for cross-sectoral collaboration.

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Inspiring Initiatives: Valletta Design Cluster

Inspiring Initiatives: Valletta Design Cluster

The Valletta Design Cluster within the Valletta Cultural Agency — a legacy project of Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture — is a community space for cultural and creative practice situated in the renovated Old Abattoir (Il-Biċċerija l-Antika) in Valletta. It focuses on design, entrepreneurship and social impact, while supporting and promoting user-centred design as a catalyst for innovation and as a multi-disciplinary approach that can create positive impacts for communities and individuals.

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Inspiring Initiative: InnovationRCA

Inspiring Initiative: InnovationRCA

InnovationRCA is the Royal College of Art’s centre for enterprise, entrepreneurship, incubation and business support.
Helping students and graduates transform compelling ideas into successful businesses, InnovationRCA’s mission is to strengthen the culture of design innovation and entrepreneurialism at the Royal College of Art.

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Results of the DeuS Stakeholder Analysis

Results of the DeuS Stakeholder Analysis

In March 2020, project partners began the data collection for the stakeholder analysis to better understand the landscape of the cultural and creative sector in relation to skills needs, education and training, cross-sectoral collaboration and co-working, and economic sustainability.

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