TYPE OF PROJECT: Study Project + Pilot Project


Acronym: ChIMERA

Programme priority axis Priority Axis 1: Promoting Mediterranean innovationcapacities to develop smart and sustainable growth

Programme specific objective 1.1 : To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area

Main Objective: To improve innovation capacities of the cultural and creative industry through strengthened transnational cooperation and connections among companies, research bodies, public authorities and civil society (actors of the quadruple helix).

Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) represent highly innovative SMEs. For participating regions CCIs is a strategic sector of development as underlined in their RIS3s, but this potential is hampered by a gap of information on CCI local environment,innovation and market barriers and a lack of tailored support to stimulate innovation,internationalization and cross fertilization. ChIMERA main objective is to improve innovation capacities of CCI public and private actors through strengthened cooperation among companies, research bodies,public authorities and civil society.

Thanks to ChIMERA,CCIs key actors will improve their innovation capacities, regions will strengthen innovative CCIs clusters,cooperating in a transnational network, clusters members will benefit of tailored services to meet innovation needs and regions will concretely pursue innovation strategies on CCIs.

ChIMERA follows an integrated approach to support RIS3s and development of CCIs Clusters. Transnational approach is necessary to find synergies among regional CCIs specializations and to promote internationalization of CCIs innovative clusters.

Budget: 2,470,882.00 €

EU Funding Co-financing 85% = 2,100,249.70€

Duration: 30 months, 1st November 2016 – October 31st 2019

Project deliverables: To see ChIMERA project results click HERE


(7 Countries: Italy – Slovenia – Spain – Portugal – Greece – France – Albania  )

LP – Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia –  ITALY
PP – Basilicata Region – ITALY
PP – Creative Apulia Cluster Association – ITALY
PP – Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd. – SLOVENIA
PP – Local Company of Initiatives and Activities of Malaga S.A – SPAIN
PP – Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Terrassa – SPAIN
PP – University of Algarve – PORTUGAL
PP – Region of Sterea Ellada – GREECE
PP – Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry – FRANCE
PP – University Nice Sophia Antipolis – FRANCE
PP – Ministry for Innovation and Public Administration – ALBANIA
AP – Ministry of Economic Development – Directorate General for Industrial Policy, Competitiveness and SME’s – ITALY
AP – SPIRIT Slovenia – Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Development, Investment and Tourism – SLOVENIAaP – Digital and Audiovisual Cluster of Andalusia – SPAIN
AP – Audiovisual Park of Catalonia – SPAIN
AP – Cultural Regional Department of the Algarve – PORTUGAL


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