Co-financed by the EU’s European Regional Development fund through the INTERREG IVC Programme, the project objective is to inform on and stimulate collaborative development of local, regional, national and EU policy and thereby increase the capacity to create more spaces for experiment, innovation and entrepreneurship in the creative industries, and to enable them to provide a driver for sustainable growth and job creation as stated in the Lisbon Agenda.
The project overall objectives were:
1. To identify existing, innovative good practice that contributes towards the achievement of financial sustainability of incubation units for business start-ups in the creative industries.
2. To assess and test the transferable nature of these good practices between regions for local implementation and adoption into policy, thereby making a significant contribution to evidence-based regional policy making and improvement.
3. To develop practical and realistic implementations plans for the transfer and application of good practice and improvement in regional policy across all regions.