3C 4 Incubators brings together 9 regions from 6 different countries: Portugal (Alentejo region), Italy (Lazio, Emilia-Romagna and Basilicata regions), Spain (Malaga and Valencia regions), France (PACA region), Sweden (East Sweden region) and Slovenia (Ljubljana region).
Project’s lead partner
CIMAC – Intermunicipality Community of Central Alentejo
Rua 24 de Julho, nº1, R/c
Web site www.cimac.pt
CIMAC is an Intermunicipality Community, aimed at bringing common interests of its affiliated municipalities to life. Its area of intervention corresponds to the 14 municipalities of Central Alentejo, an area of 7.228,8 km2 and with a population of 166.726 habitants. CIMAC develops projects in inter-municipal coordination in the following areas: environment and development; training and qualification of municipal workers; regional planning; GIS – Geographical Information Systems; wide broadband; waste management and valorization; municipalities’ administrative modernization; structural funds management and support; sport activities; social projects.
In the regional context, this sub-region presents itself as one of the most dynamic territories, with reasonable levels of competitiveness and social cohesion. Its extensive geographical territory is almost all flat, only interrupted by low mountains and hills and cut by small streams. With a well-preserved rural landscape, the region presents highly personalized differentiating elements and high patterns of environmental quality.
The region’s rich and vast natural and cultural heritage sets it up as a center of tourism, namely Évora, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage city. But there are also other urban and rural clusters with a magnificent heritage estate. Such strong cultural identity justifies a bet on its preservation and renders obvious the need to implement projects that take it on as a development agent.
phone +351 266749420
Culture and Youth Policy Directorate
Via Rosa Raimondi Garibaldi, 7
Web site www.culturalazio.it
The Regione Lazio – Culture and Youth Policy Directorate is an important actor for the promotion of cultural heritage in the region. It acts in collaboration with museums, archives, libraries and cultural organisations. The Figurative Arts, Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Area, part of the Directorate aforementioned, is directly involved in many European projects of cooperation which contribute to cultural development in the region. Above all, directly or in collaboration with other sectors of the Directorate, it implements European projects with particular reference to programmes INTERREG, MED SPACE, ENPI CBC Med, MEDIA, CULTURE, VII FP and e-CONTENT. At present the Area is responsible for planning of project proposals to be presented for the calls of the Creative Europe 2014-2020 and Horizon 2020 programmes.
Moreover, the Area supports initiatives for development of European cultural identity and for promoting the value of cultural diversity. It contributes to the cultural development in the field of figurative and audiovisual arts, with specific attention to economic sustainability and management models proposed, through the use of resources POR ERDF.
It supports cultural and creative enterprises interpreting culture as an important factor of growth in the economic development of the region. It takes care of the enactment of regulations regarding the cinema and audiovisual sectors, promoting initiatives for the dissemination and knowledge of cinematographic and audiovisual heritage while providing for the processing of the intervention programmes. In 3C 4 Incubators, Lazio Region works in a very close cooperation with BIC Lazio, one of its in-house providers, responsible for managing the Incubator ICult of Viterbo and providing support for the set-up and development of enterprises operating in the sector of cultural industries, in particular those related to the process of promotion and integrated enhancement of cultural peripheral assets.
Responsible for 3C 4 Incubators project:
For Lazio Region
Lorenza De Maria firstname.lastname@example.org
phone + 39 06 51 68 32 62
For BIC Lazio
Mariella Iunnissi email@example.com
phone + 39 06 80 36 82 09
A.M.I. – Aide aux Musiques Innovatrices
Friche La Belle de Mai
41 rue Jobin
Web site www.amicentre.biz
Initially founded in 1985 by Ferdinand Richard to run the MIMI Festival, the A.M.I. association has been working for more than 25 years on the artistic, cultural, civic and economic development of territories in public interest. Cultural rights, independent thinking and free speech, uniqueness and cultural diversity have always been core values for A.M.I. As one of the first organisations established in La Friche la Belle de Mai in 1992, A.M.I. became involved in this venue which was to become a national emblem of the «Nouveaux Territoires de l’Art» (New Areas for the Arts) extending well beyond its initial purpose and mission. A.M.I. has gradually gained expertise that grants it with many partnership proposals and requests for diagnosis and design of cultural programmes.
The association organizes its programme according to three main themes – Aesthetics, Practices and Entrepreneurs – while continually looking for synergies between them. A.M.I. thus encourages surprise, impertinence and audacity (Aesthetics), provides support for musical and artistic practices, both amateur and professional (Practices) and enables local arts industries to become independent and self-sufficient, and creates networks of reliable cultural ecosystems (Entrepreneurs). To meet these latter objectives, A.M.I. runs CADO, an incubator for cultural businesses and activities since 2008. CADO was one of the four labs experimented during the Sostenuto project, Thinking culture as an economic and social factor of development, co-funded by the MED programme. Capitalising on its experience, A.M.I. now develops a more comprehensive dispositive of support, promoting synergies, networking and interdisciplinary exchanges: the “plateforme DYNAMO”. This territorial development tool, launched in September 2013 in La Friche la Belle de Mai, comprises of four key elements: the incubator (CADO), the hotel for artistic companies/collectives (FUNDUK), international activities (KOUROU) and spaces for temporary or long term hosting of organizations that specialize in cultural economy (Les Grandes Chaises).
Responsible for the 3C 4 Incubators project:
Cecilia Jumez firstname.lastname@example.org
Julien Valnet, in charge of communication email@example.com
Sviluppo Basilicata SPA
Potenza (Pz) (head office)
Via Centomani, 11
(c/o Centro Direzionale Franco)
Scala B, 3° Piano
Matera (Mt) (office)
Via Fiorentini Recinto I
(c/o Palazzo Acito)
Web site www.sviluppobasilicata.it
Sviluppo Basilicata SpA operates as a regional financial company for development, research, and competitiveness of Basilicata territory. The company supports small and medium-sized enterprises and works for the development and competitiveness of the regional territory.
The areas of intervention for companies are the following:
- design and management of regional financial instruments for business creation and development within the objectives defined by the Regional framework,
- allotment and provision of financing, incentives, facilities, grants or any other type of benefits ,
- management of guarantee funds for companies,
- management of risk capital funds for the implementation of financial interventions such as holdings acquisition, participatory and bond loans,
- management of ‘business incubators’ where entrepreneurs can find services and spaces for their own activities,
- implementation and promotion of territorial activities in the field of business creation and development,
- design and management of training interventions and vocational guidance for the promotion of entrepreneurship.
For the development and competitiveness of the regional territory the areas of assistance cover:
- consulting, assistance and provision of services to regional and local public administrations which directly or indirectly work for the development of economic initiatives in the territory,
- the collaboration with the Region and with other public administrations for planning and implementation of intervention policies in the field of research, innovation and support to the competitiveness of local entrepreneurial system,
- the support of investment and territorial development projects,
- implementation of EU and national programmes of regional interest.
phone +39 0971 50661
Web site www.bunker.si
Bunker is a non-profit organisation for the realisation and organisation of cultural events. Bunker produces and presents contemporary performances, organises educational programmes, carries out research methods in the field of culture and organises two contemporary performing arts festivals: Mladi levi and Drugajanje. Bunker is also managing and programming the venue of Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana, the first power plant in Ljubljana, converted into space for artistic creation.
Bunker seeks to refresh the Slovene cultural landscape with innovative approaches. It encourages the mobility of artists and their works and promotes the intertwining of different artistic disciplines. It creates a space for exchange of experiences, knowledge and interests among artists and audiences. It stimulates discussions about artistic practices and subjects and creates artistic programmes that reflect on important social, ecological, political and cultural issues.
Bunker has gradually developed a strong trans-sectoral approach linking different sectors such as art production, education, cultural planning, cultural advocacy, community building, research and organic development of urban spaces. Bunker collaborates with numerous artists, venues and festivals as well as with experts from other socially engaged fields, and is involved in networks that range from cultural policy to mobility.
Responsible for the 3C 4 Incubators project:
Samo Selimović firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible for overall communication of 3C 4 Incubators project:
Tamara Bračič Vidmar email@example.com
phone +386 1 231 44 92
East Sweden Region
SE-581 12 Linköping
Web site www.ostsam.se
East Sweden Region has 430,000 inhabitants and covers an area of around 10,000 square kilometres. The region is the fourth largest in Sweden with Linköping and Norrköping as its major cities.
The Regional Council of East Sweden Region is a body with political representation from the members – the region’s thirteen local authorities and Östergötland County Council. The organisation is funded by the members and also receives a large amount of external financing. The Regional Council is located in Linköping, Norrköping and Brussels. It has been commissioned by the 13 municipalities and the County Council to create a functional region with economic growth and competitiveness. Assigned by the government, the Regional Council has developed a vision for the future of the region, as well as the goals and strategies for attaining it.
Organisation responsible for the 3C 4 Incubators execution:
Kulturkvarteret Hallarna i Norrköping
SE-602 21 Norrköping
Web site www.hallarna.org
The Culture quarter Hallarna is located in central Norrköping, Sweden. It hosts 20 SMEs and organisations there, mainly dealing with music and theatre. It has 3 stages, 2 concert halls, cafés and lots of working areas, rehearsal rooms and studios. It is now in the middle of an intensive development, creating a sculpture park, a cluster for SMEs and a thriving square with an outdoor stage and seating areas. In has been intensely producing cultural activities since 1992 and has subsequently raised lots of professional actors and musicians up till now. The Culture quarter Hallarna is a central part of the cultural life in the region.
East Sweden Region
Cecilia Hunnershage Sandgren Cecilia.firstname.lastname@example.org
phone + 46 13 26 27 17 or + 46 703 65 45 90
Pelle Filipsson email@example.com
phone + 46 11 10 26 94 or + 46 739 51 95 95
Helene Engström firstname.lastname@example.org
phone +46 11 10 26 94 or +46 708 12 91 81
Local Company of Initiatives and Activities of Málaga, SA – PROMÁLAGA
C/ Plaza Jesús el Rico nº1
Promálaga is a local authority in the Málaga City in Spain and their main functions amongst its ample scope of activities are the development, deployment and promotion of economic and social activities contributing to economic, touristic, technological and social growth in the city of Málaga and its surrounding area. Promálaga provides services and advice to entrepreneurs in Málaga, who present the need for facilitation of their initiation and incorporation into the business world. This includes all the services ranging from preparation and implementation of a business to the development of tools and support necessary for its operation, with a focus on micro SMEs and independent entrepreneurs, a profile that has little support today.
Promálaga promotes and develops activities to generate stable and quality jobs while contributing to the reform of the production model in Málaga and Spain through support and consolidation of companies that provide products and services of high added value. Its main objective is to become the main platform for helping different economic sectors of Malaga and its surrounding areas to overcome the new challenges posed in the context of an open economy. Technological development of the productive sector is regarded a key factor of growth and sustainability of regional economy.
Promálaga is currently developing the first network of incubators in the region while managing 10 buildings that house and give service of consultancy to 150 enterprises.
Mariano Moran email@example.com
phone + 34 951 014 650
University of Valencia
Facultat d´Economia 2P05
Campus dels Tarongers S/N.
Web site www.uv.es/econcult
Econcult is the Cultural Economics and Tourism Research Unit of the University of Valencia. The unit, established in 1995 and directed by professor Pau Rausell Köster, became part of the Interuniversity Institute for Local Development (IIDL) in 2006. Their research priorities include the analysis of the relationships between individuals and cultural facts, trying to understand through economics why people decide to read, buy a movie ticket, produce a theatre play or learn to play the guitar. They are also interested in the relationships between the cultural and creative activities and the social, economic and political dynamics of communities and territories. Their research focuses on culture economics, cultural policies, the relationship between culture and development, creative territories, music, the publishing sector, theatre, heritage, museums, language economics and cultural tourism.
Pau Rausell Köster firstname.lastname@example.org
phone +34 963828645
CNR Bologna Research Area
via Gobetti 101
Web site www.aster.it
Aster is a consortium of the Emilia-Romagna Universities, the CNR – National Council of Research, the Region and the industrial associations, established with the aim of supporting, coordinating and promoting the network (HTN – High Technology Network) of the industrial research laboratories of the Region. Aster’s main objectives are to promote technological innovation in industry, creating link between researchers and enterprises and identifying the main trends that will influence future economy as a basis for business and research to work and invest together. Aster has a Business Start-Up Area, which has been active for 10 years and currently involves 7 people. It promotes the business creation in culture and directly provides support services for knowledge-based, innovative and creative start-ups set in Emilia-Romagna. The area is active in a wide range of projects, many of them cofounded by EU programmes, and initiatives targeting start-ups and works in close collaboration with the Emilia-Romagna Regional Department of Economic Development. As regards the Cultural and Creative sector, Aster took part in the Creative Growth project, co-funded by the Interreg IVC program, developing CREATER, a business support path specifically devoted to creative industries.
Among the projects currently running, it is worth to mention the RIC Venture Support Program co-founded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, 2 Med Capitalisation projects (3C 4 Incubators and Accelmed), ENERGEIA – Enterprise Energy Generation co-founded by the Med programme, BARTOK – Business Advisors Training Opportunity and Knowledge co-founded by the Lifelong Learning Programme, and Openeye III – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. At the regional level, one of the most important initiatives is the EmiliaRomagnaStartUp service, established in cooperation with the Emilia-Romagna Region, which offers opportunities for accessing innovation and assuring substantial support to young or aspiring entrepreneurs to translate their business idea into reality. An entire part of the website www.emiliaromagnastartup.it/creative is dedicated to the cultural and creative industries active in the region.
Responsible for the 3C 4 Incubators project:
The 3C 4 Incubators team email@example.com
phone +39 051 6398099