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European Culture & Creativity Days Vienna

10th & 11th of October 2023

United in diversity the EIT Culture and Creativity Days Vienna  attracted

–       446 participants from

–       33 countries mostly from South East Europe and Alps

–       15+ policy makers

–       20+ investors

–       200+ creative entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, student


Watch the photo album of the event (Copyright: Thaler/Schadenhofer)

Stay tuned for the after-movie of the event (coming soon!). 

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Amelie Gross

Vice President  of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Gerin Trautenberger

Chairman of the Kreativwirtschaft Austria

Paul Rübig

Member of the EIT Governing Board and the EESC

Eva Landrichtinger

Secretary General of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy

Bernd Fesel

CEO EIT Culture & Creativity

Veronica D'souza

Founder Geist Agency

Gerhard Hirczi

Managing Director Vienna Business Agency

Petra Schaper-Rinkel

Director of the University of Applied Arts

Kambis Kohansal-Vajargah

Head of Startup-Services at Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Christoph Haimberger

Managing Director aws Fondsmanagement

Wouter Vertogen

Co-Founder of the Start-Up Lanced

Nerima Mumic

Data scientist, CEO and founder of LEGITARY

Sergiu Ardelean

Founder of the Start-Up Artivive

Flow Collingwood

Project Manager of Metwalls

Mehjabeen Patrick

Interim Chief Financial and Investment Officer at EIT Culture & Creativity

Pasquale Marino

CEO & Founder of the Start-Up MAE

Tatiana Ilyina

Member of the Board of CultTech Association

Michael Mayboeck

Investor of the Cultural and Creative Sector

Egle Trovato

Chief Ecosystem Officer & Cofounder of the Start-Up MAE

Lotte Kristoferitsch

Managing Director EOOS

Christiane Luible-Bär

Professor of Fashion and Technology

Sophia Guggenberger

Designer and Visual Artist

Christopher Raeburn

Raeburn Design

Jenny Kornmacher

Interim innovation director at EIT Culture & Creativity

Gert Rücker

Business Owner JMB Fashion

Miriam Kathrein

Head of AFA Futures at the Austrian Fashion Association

Reanne Leuning

Deputy Chairwoman of Kreativwirtschaft Austria

Andrea Kessler

Co-Founder of materialnomaden GmbH

Franz Riebenbauer

 CEO and Creative Director at Studio Riebenbauer

Dagmar Zvonickova Fredholm


Thorsten Schwerte

Director of Zoology at Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck

Veronika Liebl

Managing Director FESTIVAL PRIX EXHIBITIONS bei Ars Electronica Linz

John Palmesino

Architect & Co-founder of Territorial Agency

Jurij Kapran

Art Director at Kersnikova Institute

Danijela Pavlovic

Head of the Creative and Cultural Department in the Ministry of
Education and Culture of the Republic of Sprska, Bosnia

Elvisi Kopliku

Expert on Competitiveness at Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Christina Koch

Head of EU-Coordination Unit at Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Dr. Susanne Ast

Deputy Head of the Department for Information and Communication
Technology and the Creative Industries at the Ministry of Economic Affairs

Luc Schmerber

Policy expert for the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Daniela Limberger

Head of the Agency for Location and Economy Leonding

Anja Zorko

Head of the Centre for Creativity in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Peter Baroš

Adviser to the Minister of Culture Republic of Slovenia 

Ana Ililic

Senior Advisor to the Serbian Prime Minister for Creative Industries &

Alexander Pfeiffer

Leading blockchain & game-based education researcher at MIT & Austrian Academy of Sciences fellow

Urska Starc-Peceny

Chief Innovation Officer and Lead of Tourism 4.0 Department, ARCTUR

Linnéa Richter

Head of Creative Concepts, fluxguide

Michael Klein

CEO, 7Reasons

Thomas Aigner

Vice President Time Machine Organisation

Agenda of the Culture & Creativity Days VIENNA

Please note that more information about the program items can be found by clicking on your desired panel or forum!

9:00am Open doors and registration
10:00am Welcome to the European C&C Days Vienna and Keynote

Where? Auditorium of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

11:45am Panel Sessions:
Next Materials

Thinking good future through materials

Explore the concept of shaping a positive future through materials. Learn about the latest material trends for construction and creation, including strategies for transforming problematic materials into desirable products. Discover how to foster stronger communities and minimize environmental damage through a 360 degree approach.

Where? Flux room of the University of Applied Arts; 3rd floor

Next Manufacturing

Created and made in Europe

Explore the potential of blending technology and creativity to achieve remarkable results: Learn how to transform complex and environmentally harmful textile manufacturing processes into smart, aesthetically pleasing, and eco-friendly practices through the application of arts and creativity.

Where? Room 24 of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

Next Renaissance

Navigating our future

Understand the contributions that artists and creatives can make to the exploration of frontier technologies, considering their impact on ecological, democratic, and social aspects. As the digital world becomes increasingly intertwined with our society, it is more important than ever to reflect on its implications and envision what a European Digital Society should look like.

Where? Auditorium of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

3:00pm Forum Sessions:
Policy Forum

Learn to create good futures for your cities, regions, and towns by integrating culture and creative industries into policies. Explore the strategies used by others and engage in discussions on how to establish a level playing field for culture and creative industries (CCSI) at the local, regional, and national levels.

Where? Atrium of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

Investment Forum

Discover the advantages of investing in creative industries. From gaming and media to fashion and music, the Creative Industries offer significant opportunities for investors. Join the EIT C&C Investment Club, which aims to become Europe’s largest club for investors, providing access to the Cultural and Creative sector that contributes €414 billion to the European value added.

Where? Auditorium of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

Open Data of the Past Forum 

Learn to use the Big Data of the Past for new approaches in the Cultural and Creative Sector, using state-of-the-art technologies and digital tools to open ways for new interpretations and views on the past. Experience the possibilities to re-live the past and learn for the future.

Where? Room 24 of the University of Applied Arts; ground floor

4:45pm  Closing of the Forum Sessions
5:00pm Registration for the Creative Skills Week
5:30pm Creative Skills Week Opening and Evening Event
Anticipating Creative Futures is the official opening of the first-ever Creative Skills Week 2023. The place to be for creatives, producers, leaders, cultural workers, managers, educators, crafters, grafters, changemakers and dreamers, who care about what the future holds for creative skills development.  The EIT Culture & Creativity Days Vienna are part of the first-ever Creative Skills Week. Separate registration is required.

Please note, that for the Opening of the Creative Skills Week you have to register here.

The event is fully booked!

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The European Culture & Creativity Days Vienna are part of the EIT Culture & Creativity financed by the European Union and the principal partner Business Agency Vienna, hosted by Kreativwirtschaft Austria.

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