Cross Innovation Conference 29. + 30.11.2018 Fostering Collaboration with the Creative Industries
The Cross Innovation Conference is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


We are overwhelmed.

Policy advisors, economic promoters and creative minds from across Europe and beyond have shared their experience at Cross Innovation Conference in Hamburg. We got so many new insights and feel so enriched by this broad exchange. For further insights click here.

To everybody, who missed the conference: feel free to join us next time!

Cross Innovation Conference #2 will take place in 2020.
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Cross Innovation Conference 2018

Mastering the complex challenges of today and tomorrow requires bridge builders who think in the long term! This applies to networking the various sectors in general and in particular to fostering cooperation with the creative industries. 

Public and semi-public institutions from all over Europe will meet in Hamburg to exchange views on a forward-looking approach to fostering innovation in cooperation with the creative industries: cross innovation.

Key Topics

THE BENEFITS OF CROSS INNOVATION What is cross innovation? What is the concrete added value for the companies involved? What opportunities does cross innovation offer the economy as a whole?

ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR What role does the public sector play today and in the future in fostering crossindustry cooperation? How does the European Union view cross innovation? Where is access to finance available?

SUPERPOWER OF CREATIVITY What role does creativity play today and in the future for different industries? Why is the cooperation with the creative industries promising?

BEST PRACTICES What are the practical approaches across Europe? What can we learn from the different approaches? How can ongoing exchange develop?

RESEARCHERS' PERSPECTIVE What scientific evidence can support fostering cross innovation?

Building a Network

The conference marks the start of a new European network whose goal is a constant exchange with interested partners beyond the conference days.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at Virtual Reality Headquarters - VRHQ , which is about to become Europe’s largest coworking and public exhibition area for start-ups focusing on Virtual Reality.

Am Sandtorkai 27/28, Speicher M28
20457 Hamburg


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