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Creative Europe Morning


13/06/2017, 10:00 - 15:00

Location: Brešćenskoga 4

Organizer: Creative Europe Desk, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Moderator: Anera Stopfer

Want to start your own creative hub? Connect to hubs in Croatia or elsewhere in Europe? Find answers to question questions like how to run it? What content to enrich it with? What kind of hubs are there? Or simply find out what a creative hub is? We have some answers for you.

The Creative Europe Desk Croatia, together with the Design District Zagreb, organizes the presentation of some of the most exciting creative hubs in Europe. The event is divided into two parts – Creative Morning (open to the public, registration required) and Creative Networking (limited number of participants, registration required). The working language is English. The first part will be in the form of lectures and the second in the form of group sessions.


Creative Morning

13/6/2017, Home of Trade Union in Printing and Publishing Industry, address: Brešćenskog 4
— Moderator: Anera Stopfer, Creative Europe Desk Croatia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia

10:00-10:10 / Welcome address
Iva Hraste-Sočo, Assistant Minister of Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Barbara Stacher, Adviser in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

10:10-11:30 / Creative hubs in Europe
Betahaus, Berlin (DE)
Factoria Cultural, Madrid (ES)
Knackeriet, Stockholm (SE)
Poligon, Ljubljana (SI)
Republikken, Copenhagen (DK)

11:30-12:00 / New business models in Europe
— Project ‘Creative Lenses, Creative Europe’

Creative Networking

13/6/2017, Home of Trade Union in Printing and Publishing Industry, address: Brešćenskog 4
— Moderators of group sessions:  Anera Stopfer (Creative Europe Desk Croatia, Ministry of Culture), Karmen Kožul (LAB852), Deborah Hustić (Ministry of Culture)

The Creative Networking participants will be divided into three groups (of about 10 people) rotating every half hour to ensure direct contact and discussion among hub representatives. Due to the limited number of participants, please fill out the registration form and add the questions you would like to ask the guest speakers. Selection of participants will be made on the basis of interest assessed based on the questions asked, the profile of the institution you represent and the number of filled seats.

12:00-12:30 / Refreshments
12:30-13:00 / Group session with two guest speakers
13:00-13:30 / Group session with two guest speakers
13:30-14:00 / Group session with two guest speakers
14:00-15:00 / Refreshments

Betahus, Berlin (DE)
Katy Zuhlke, coordinator of coworking and cooperation

BETAHAUS is for people who want to work on their own projects while exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration with others. Betahaus is there to open doors and to expand possibilities, to foster entrepreneurship, creativity, rapid prototyping and innovative product development. The community consists of entrepreneurs, startups, corporate teams, freelancers, and creatives, who to various degrees collaborate and cooperate. In Berlin, it is spread out over 5000 square meters on five levels, with spaces and rooms designed to flexibly serve multiple purposes. There are coworking spaces, a community space, team rooms, meeting rooms and event spaces in various sizes, a hardware lab, a wood workshop, and a café.

Factoria Cultural, Madrid (ES)
Rosina Gomez, Founding President of Factoría Cultural

FACTORÍA CULTURAL is a creative incubator and hub, promotes the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in the various fields of technology, communication and the arts, all included in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs). FACTORÍA also welcomes charities and other non-profit associations that develop their activity in this sector.

Knackeriet, Stockholm (SE)
Olga Stern, co-founder of Knackeriet

KNACKERIET is a members’ club and coworking space in Stockholm. They are creating a community of interesting startups, fun entrepreneurs and talented individuals. Together they share around 600 m² in a historical building in Old Town Stockholm. As a KNACKERIET member you can choose between flexible seating, fixed desk, or to get your own room/s, membership includes access to Knackeriet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Poligon, Ljubljana (SI)
Luka Piškorič, co-founder and managing director of Poligon

POLIGON is institute for development of creative industries and co-founder of Slovenia Coworking and Slovenia Crowdfunding initiatives. In 2014 Luka Piškorič co-founded the first Slovenian creative centre – POLIGON Creative Centre in Ljubljana, an autonomous coworking space and platform for independent professionals, creative communities and startups operating in the field of creative economies, social entrepreneurship and culture.

Republikken, Kopenhagen (DK)
Evelina Zubrickaite, head of community

Evelina is a head of community of REPUBLIKKEN. She has Master’s degree in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Evelina’s role in the space is to facilitate knowledge exchange, build happy community and expand network via engaging initiatives. REPUBLIKKEN is a cross professional workspace protoworkshop and network of self-employed and creative entrepreneurs in Copenhagen, that was founded in 2005.

Kaapeli, Helsinki (FI)
Kai Huotari, director

Kai Huotari has 15 years of management experience in cultural organisations, academia and technology. Since November 2015, Huotari has worked as Managing Director at Kiinteistö Oy Kaapelitalo also known as KAAPELI. KAAPELI is the largest cultural centre in Finland running one sight in a former cable factory with some 57 000 square meters and another sight in a former gas plant with some 17 500 square meters and a 2,6 hector open field. KAAPELI is a limited company owned by the City of Helsinki. Its turnover is 6 million euros and it receives no public subsidies. Previously, Huotari has held managerial positions at EIT Digital Helsinki, at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and at DocPoint — Helsinki Documentary Film Festival. In 2010-2012, Huotari worked as visiting scholar at UC Berkeley School of Information. Huotari has a M.A. degree in filmmaking, a M.Sc. degree in computer science and a doctoral degree in economics and business administration. He has published in the areas of gamification, service marketing and social media.