About Us

The EU Industrial Strategy recognises the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) ecosystem as a significant component of Europe’s economy. The EU-funded ekip project will follow the principles of open innovation to establish a policy recommendation engine, which will be driven by partners and networks. This engine will continuously promote the development and adoption of policy recommendations for CCIs, resulting in support and guidance that enhances the ability of CCI actors to participate in and contribute to complex innovation processes. The engine will assess R&I actions, list policy areas within a meta-network, map the needs of CCIs, investigate prioritised areas comprehensively, identify and propose critical actions, and provide policy recommendations with practical guidelines.

Steering group

ekip Steering Group has been appointed by the project’s partners and consist of representatives from all WP leaders.

LUND UNIVERSITY

Charlotte Lorentz Hjorth

Project Manager

Chairwomen/Project Coordinator/WP Leader

Åsa Grunning

Project Manager

Project Secretary/ Administrative Coordinator/WP Deputy

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SOUND & VISION

Johan Oomen

Head of Research and Heritage Services

WP Leader

Rasa Bocyte

Senior Advisor for Research Collaborations

WP Deputy

CREATIVE BUSINESS NETWORK

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning

Managing Director of Creative Business Network

WP Leader

Camila Cela

Lead expert at Creative Business Network

WP Deputy

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Jeroen van der Aa

Project Manager for EU Research & Innovation Collaboration

WP Leader

Paul Hekkert

Professor of Form Theory/Head of the Design Aesthetics Group

WP deputy

MSCOMM GROUP

Michalis Stangos

CEO and Managing Director of MSCOMM

WP Leader

Maria-Louiza Zacharaki

Project Manager

WP Deputy

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Valentina Auricchio

PhD, Assistant Professor at Department of Design

WP Leader

Vanessa Monna

PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher at Department of Design

WP Deputy

TECHNOPOLIS GROUP BELGIUM

Kincsö Izsak

Partner

WP Leader

Alexandre Lotito

Senior Consultant

WP Deputy

Work Packages

Starting date: June 1st, 2023

Networking Activation, Interaction and Consolidation WPs 1-2-3

CREATIVE BUSINESS NETWORK – CBN

LUND UNIVERSITY – LU

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SOUND & VISION – NISV

CREATIVITY LAB OÜ – CLAB

MSCOMM GROUP – MSCOMM

POLITECNICO DI MILANO – POLIMI

IDEA CONSULT - IDEA

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH – UEDIN

Data Analysis & Impact Measurement WPs 4-5-6

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – TUD

TECHNOPOLIS GROUP BELGIUM – TG

HUMAK UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES – HUMAK

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH – UEDIN

CCIs Online Observatory & Tools WPs 7-8-9

POLITECNICO DI MILANO – POLIMI

NEXT ATLAS - NEXT

NEW MOMENT D.O.O. - NEWM

Policy Formulation Labs WPs 10-11-12

TECHNOPOLIS GROUP BELGIUM - TG

LUND UNIVERSITY - LU

CREATIVE BUSINESS NETWORK – CBN

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SOUND & VISION – NISV

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - TUD

CREATIVITY LAB OÜ - CLAB

IDEA CONSULT - IDEA

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Tool & Policy Assessment with Ecosystems WPs 13-14-15

LUND UNIVERSITY - LU

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - TUD

HUMAK UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES - HUMAK

THE CITY OF ROTTERDAM - RDAM

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE OF BRATISLAVA - BRAT

CREATIVE INDUSTRY KOSICE - CIKE

CITE DU DESIGN-ECOLE SUPERIEURE D’ART ET DE DESIGN - S-E

Demonstration & Capacity Building Activities WPs 16-17

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SOUND & VISION – NISV

LUND UNIVERSITY – LU

CREATIVE BUSINESS NETWORK – CBN

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – TUD

CREATIVITY LAB OÜ – CLAB

POLITECNICO DI MILANO – POLIMI

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH – UEDIN

Dissemination & Communication Reporting WPs 18-19-20

MSCOMM GROUP – MSCOMM

NEW MOMENT D.O.O. – NEWM

CREATIVE BUSINESS NETWORK – CBN

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Project Coordination and Management Reporting WPs 21-22-23

LUND UNIVERSITY – LU

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Ending date: November 30th, 2026

(42 months)

Contact

Åsa Grunning, coordinator

asa.grunning@fsi.lu.se

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