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ECCE Innovation – Economic Clusters of Creative Industries

Project: ECCE Innovation – Economic Clusters of Creative Industries
Client: Dublin City Council, The Digital Hub, Dublin City Local Enterprise Office
Role: Innovation Coach and Transfer Agent


The ECCE Innovation project ran between 2009 – 2012 and was co-financed by the Interreg IVB Programme.   It sought to promote and develop new markets for small businesses and actors in the creative, artistic and cultural fields, to have greater economic impact in both their respective regions and across boundaries and to sharing learning with other partner regions.  The project was led by Nantes Mêtropole during the early stages of their Creative Industries and Tourism Development agenda for the city (incorporating Le Voyage à Nantes and Le Quartier de La Création) and comprised partners across seven European Cities which included; Aachen, Bermingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Eindhoven, Nantes and Stuttgart. 

Ireland’s element of the programme was managed and delivered by KTCL in partnership with associate Newmarket Consulting.  Over the three year-programme period KTCL worked as Innovation Coach and Transfer Agent – sharing learning and driving innovation and commercialisation of businesses in the CI sector. Connecting businesses across the partner region, building opportunities for collaboration and shared learning and developing the CreativeD network in Dublin, which remains in place as a legacy of the project.