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21 Nov 14 | Milan, Italy


Friday, November 21, in the auditorium of School of the Encouragement of Arts and Crafts, was held the dissemination conference of InCompass project entitled "Incubation Practices and Policies for the Creative Industries: cases from European Metropolitan areas".

The event, which was attended by important international speakers, has been organized few days after the final conference of the InCompass project helded in Brussels on November 18.

The aim of the Milan conference was create a debate for comparing the incubation models experimeted in some of European capitals of creativity.

The meeting was opened by Arie Romein, scientific coordinator of Incompass project and professor at the University of Delft in the Netherlands.

Prof. Romein presented the main results of InCompass project during which are collected in the so-called Toolkit, a guide of the 16 best practices selected by the partners among the 29 incubators visited during the project. The Toolkit aims to become a reference tool for public consultation and local governments concerned the support processes of incubation, and for those who are involved in incubators management.

The speach was followed by Ingrid Walther from the Economic Department of the Berlin Senate, who showed the diversity of the initiative in favor of creative startups and cultural activates in the German capital.

Dominique Van Ratingen, manager of Amsterdam Creative Cluster underlined as business support actions in the Dutch capital, insisting on the need to go beyond pure sectoral dimension.

This intervention was followed by Joan Batlle i Montserrat from Cultural Institute of Barcelona who explained the evolution of public policies in the Catalan capital and the new works that are now under construction as for exemple the cultural and creative hub which will enhance the role of the city.

Finally, Prof. Andy Pratt, from University of London, recalled the importance of the physical and social spaces for creativity underling the need of investments. He has also explained the Creative Works London project for which he's the co-director.
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InCompass Project is funded by the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the INTERREG IVC programme