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.

News from the project

Read about the latest news, insights and events from us and across our connected partners.

Inspiring Initiatives: Cockpit Arts

Inspiring Initiatives: Cockpit Arts

Established in 1996, Cockpit Arts is an award-winning social enterprise recognised in 2019 on the NatWest SE100 index of top UK social enterprises and an accredited London Living Wage employer. It is a business incubator for craftspeople, housing over 140 small...

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Inspiring Initiatives: Ideas Factory

Inspiring Initiatives: Ideas Factory

More than just a place to work, Ideas FactoryNUA is a creative community for digital businesses. Home to graphic designers, photographers, digital product designers, film makers, animators, illustrators, writers and UX specialists,

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Initial Findings of the DeuS Stakeholder Analysis

Initial Findings of the DeuS Stakeholder Analysis

To understand the landscape, project partners have undertaken a stakeholder analysis which takes a broad look at the sector and those work in or influence it. The analysis took a mixed methods approach, referring to the wide amount of literature available but also...

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Inspiring Initiatives: Farm Cultural Park

Inspiring Initiatives: Farm Cultural Park

Farm Cultural Park is an art gallery and exhibition space located in Favara, Sicily in Italy. Farm Cultural Park opened in 2010, when Andrea Bartoli and his wife Florinda Saieva bought several buildings in the semi-abandoned city centre of Favara and renovated them...

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Inspiring Initiatives: CLOCK

Inspiring Initiatives: CLOCK

CLOCK is a Collective Learning Open Curriculum Kit that enables practitioners to being formally qualified. It is based on non-formal approaches to learning and operates at peer level between professionals of the same sector within the Creative and Cultural Industries....

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Inspiring Initiatives: MyMachine

Inspiring Initiatives: MyMachine

MyMachine gives a chance to inventive children and young people to find and create technical solutions for original ideas. Its uniqueness lies in the cooperation of three levels of the education system - primary, secondary vocational and higher education. Children and...

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Inspiring Initiatives: Bottom Up!

Inspiring Initiatives: Bottom Up!

Bottom Up! When the city is transformed from bottom up - Festival of architecture Bottom Up! is the new Torino Festival of Architecture created by the Ordine Architetti Torino (Society of Architects) and the Fondazione per l’Architettura / Torino (Torino Architectural...

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Inspiring Initiatives: BAŠTA cultural centre

Inspiring Initiatives: BAŠTA cultural centre

Historic premises of the stronghold are becoming a new cultural centre (also the first one in the small city). The civic association dedicated their time and effort to persuade the local stakeholders, historians and politicians to have the “stronghold” for rent for 10...

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