TYPE OF PROJECT: Pilot Project

CULTURAL ANCHORING / NEW BUSINESS MODEL

Priority Axis/Objective (or sub theme): Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth 1.1. To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key actors of the MED area.

The cultural and creative (CC) sectors are some of Europe’s most dynamic sectors, with a 4.2% of total EU GDP generated. These sectors, often clusters suffer the lack of conjunctions between their CC components, making the cultural core still unable to fully express its potential in terms of fertilization of creative industries. In this conditions these sectors remain undervalued and unrecognised, especially in terms of their ability to access start-up capital and financing. One of the main challenges in these clusters is improving the connections between the cultural core engines and creativity in order to make the best of the synergies between the wealth of heritage traditions, values and symbols and the business environment that can add to them economic value and fully exploit their economic potential. SMATH’s main goal is to improve the quality and quantity of connections between the publicly oriented domain of culture and the business oriented domain of creativity via innovative forms of clustering “Smart Atmospheres”. SMATH intends to generate and strengthen “Smart Atmospheres” able to support the start-up and the development of SMEs in the CC sector facilitating the access to “culture factories” and value enhancing services (private and public finance) and the development of innovative clustering on CCIs level and the setting-up of joint cooperation at PPPs among investors and public actors able to exploit their potential to support the growth in the MED Area.

Budget: 2.170.196,50 €

Duration: February 2nd 2018 – January 31st 2022

Project deliverables: To see Smath  project results click HERE

PARTNERSHIP: Italy –  Slovenia – Croatia –  Spain – Greece – France

LP – Veneto region – Direction of Cultural heritage Cultural activities and Sport – Italy
PP – UNIVE – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Italy
PP – ATM-Agency for Territorial Marketing Ltd. – Slovenia
PP – RAZA-TPZ – DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ZAGREB – TPZ Ltd.– Croatia
PP – BA – Barcelona Activa SA SPM – Spain
PP – ICUB – Institute of Culture of the Municipality of Barcelona – Spain
PP – Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens SA – Greece
PP – ARFVG – Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia – Italy
PP – Pole ICP – The Culture and Heritage Industries Cluster – France
PP – PRIMI – Regional Pole Image Internet Multimedia – France
AP – Città metropolitana di Venezia – Italy
AP – Region Provence – France
AP – Mariborska razvojna agencija p.o. – Slovenia

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