EKIP - Innovation Policy Platform for the Cultural and Creative Industries

The European Commission has granted the ekip partnership 6 million euros to develop innovation policies for the cultural and creative industries. New policies for innovation are needed to provide the ecosystems in these sectors with more tailormade support, facilitating access to funding and incubators.

The EKIP aims to establish a partner and network-driven policy recommendation engine by promoting open innovation as the standard while fostering the continuous formulation and adoption of policy development recommendations for Europe's diverse Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs).

An Engine for an Innovation Policy

The 17 partners of ekip bring specific competences to the innovation policy platform. The process of formulating policies to develop innovation ecosystems for the creative industries is compared to an engine. More than 40 CCI network and organisations across Europe are engaged to start the policy engine by defining and giving the engine data about policy areas. The data is then analysed, prioritised, and further processed and brought to the Policy Lab. In the lab, new formulations are produced, iterated, and tested in partner cities ecosystems. The plan is to run 15 such processes through the policy engine. To make sure that the policies are scaled and implemented, the final step is managed by an Observatory. A model called LIEPT (Lund Innovation Ecosystems Portfolio Tracking), will be implemented to follow the effect of the policies in ecosystems.

New Policies - a Key to the Green Transformation

An example where ekip's innovation policy engine can be used is to facilitate the new directive of digital product passports. As a part of the EU Green Deal, all products in the EU must be traceable and inform how they meet criteria for responsible and sustainable production. Here, the ekip policy engine could suggest how local innovation ecosystems can use policies to support the development of new textiles and clothing that have ID tags with information. This enables circular processes and recycling in new ways, supporting the green transformation in EU.

To join the ekip community, contact Åsa Grunning, coordinator via asa.grunning@fsi.lu.se.

Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on August 24, 2023
Modified on August 24, 2023