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ICT 2015

Networking Sessions Programme

Creative Industries & ICT - A Forum to Outline the Future Roadmap

Room 1.07, 20/10/2015 (16:50-17:35)


This networking session aims to gather people from both creative industries and ICT fields in order to exchange ideas on shared strategic collaboration. It will focus on the role of technologies and actors working as bridges between creative sectors and ICT Research & Development. Representatives of related European large clusters and initiatives will present key examples and analyses, in order to raise awareness among the ICT community about the most recent trends in the creative one. Delegates coming from Design, Art, ePublishing, Gaming, Art and Architecture industries are convened to exchange ideas with ICT researchers and developers and to contribute to the discussion.

The CReAM project mission is to develop roadmaps for each of the 6 sectors above, in order to facilitate a seamless coordination at European level of efforts supporting the emergence of new useful technology tools for creative industries, and to allow a closer collaboration of creatives and technology providers in enhancing European competitiveness.


A panel of recognised EU experts from host CRe-AM and creative industries/ICT initiatives will identify emerging technologies and tools addressing the needs of different sectors of the creative industries and discuss approaches to facilitate their scale. In this respect, it will focus on SMEs as drivers of innovation that stimulate corporate crossover between the ICT and creative sectors, breaking sector-silos. A joint roadmap to address challenges towards a more seamless collaboration of the ICT and creative sectors will close the session. The audience contributes through Q&As and quick online polls hosted on CRe-AM communities platform. The session will be widely promoted on twitter before, during and after the event by the @CReAMfp7 account with the hashtag #creJAM. These features will make the session very interactive.

Expected outcome

The main outcome of the session will be a set of recommendations for the future ICT European Agenda, in order to maximise its impact on the development and adoption of new technologies for supporting the creative processes, as well as enhance existing tools and platforms to better correspond to the needs of specific creators’ groups. The session will allow the coordination of different EC initiatives working at the bridge of technology and creative industries, and its outcomes will enrich CRe-AM roadmaps with a better understanding of cross-sectorial trends and engagement with potential users. The session report will be made available online on CRe-AM website, where attendees will be able to continue the discussion.

Organised by: Yannis TREFFOT (Sigma Orionis, France)

Cluster: Creativity and Media


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