In the midst of the technological revolution, new, sleek, shiny metal gadgets show the promise of a better life. A better life for us, the consumer. The question remains though, where does that leave the people who can’t afford these gadgets? Is the technological revolution inclusive? Or is it just making the lives of the more privileged, even more privileged? Can we move towards a new future with everyone together?
In cooperation with the Swiss Cultural Challenge, Creative Hub in Basel offered a five-part workshop seminar entitled "Working Model, Finance & Law". The sponsors of the Creative Business Coaching funding program from Creative Hub and the Swiss Cultural Challenge received exciting insights into various aspects of the creative economy and were able to work on their skills as creative entrepreneurs.
The Creative Business Cup is an international start-up competition with a focus on start-ups from the creative economy. Once a year, startups from over 60 partner countries compete against each other in the final round of the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen. International networking, exchange and mediation of investors are the goals of the Creative Business Cup.
According to Wikipedia, "Le roi est mort, vive le roi" is the heraldic proclamation used to announce the death of the old king (of France) as well as the accession of the new one. The modification of this traditional proclamation to the blog post title fits like a glove.
Today’s market numbers of eSports are tempting (*). Still, eSports is mostly dominated by hardcore games having their roots on PC. However, neither the PC as a medium, nor the high complexity of games like League of Legends, Starcraft or Overwatch, are by definition required to entitling a game as „eSport“ or to entitling organizers to host „eSports“ events. The „thrill“ of eSports is the thrill of competition, regardless of the device that it plays on.
This November, the Swiss non-governmental and non-profit promoting platform Creative Hub was invited to the Yangtze River Delta International Cultural Industries EXPO (hereinafter abbreviated as YRDICIE 2019) to be one of the keynote speakers, introducing the creative industry landscape in Switzerland. As part of the program, swissnex China accompanied Creative Hub to visit the China Industrial Design Museum and YRDICIE 2019.
On Tuesday, the Swiss Startup Coaching Network (SSCN) was invited to its first networking event. The SSCN, a union of various start-up sponsors from all over Switzerland, is committed to close, Swiss-wide cooperation in the Swiss start-up funding scene. The networking event at Impact Hub Bern provided an opportunity to discuss the needs and opportunities of the Swiss start-up scene.
Across Boundaries: Swiss-Georgian Cooperation in Creative Industries
On the last weekend of September, Design Days 2019 took place in Geneva. Creative Hub also took part, providing a stall for supported projects.
"Digital Ideation" is a bachelor's programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts that combines computer science and design. Since 2018, Creative Hub has been cooperating with the "Digital Ideation" course, imparting know-how in the "Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship" module. At the end of September, the 18 students started their fifth semester at the brand-new Zug-Rotkreuz Campus of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.