09:00 - 18:10 h - see the different sessions below




Participants of this webinar series will be able to find out what others are doing, join in and contribute to the discussions, explain how they are facing the crisis and what their development prospects are. Do check out the full programme for the different sessions and sign up for the parts which are of particular interest to you.

During the webinar sessions you will be able to

  • Ask questions and respond to different polls
  • Network: Interact and chat with other participants and create different group discussions

On 15 April, the focus will be on the ecosystem surrounding the creative industries and the range of services, financial tools and other infrastructures on which they can rely to start or develop their businesses. “Everyone will have their say and it is important that everyone participates, in order to shape the future of the creative industries,” explains Creative Industries Cluster Manager Marc Lis.

The other three sessions (19, 20 and 21 April) will highlight each of the branches of the creative industries and show how the transversality and variety of skills is beneficial for the whole economy.

“Creatives, by definition, think out of the box. They have great potential to contribute ideas and solutions to other industries,” explained Sasha Baillie, CEO of Luxinnovation during the kickoff webinar on 2 April. “They can benefit tremendously from the experience and expertise of companies from other sectors in the way they operate and generate value. Hence, we want to encourage partnerships between the creative industries and other sectors of our economy.”

The Programme Thursday 15 April 9:00 – 18.10 h

The following sessions will be covered:

  • 09:00 – 10:40 h – Academia/Education
  • 10:40 – 12:25 h – Co-working
  • 13:30 – 16:00 h – Entrepreneurship
  • 14:30 – 16:30 h – Intellectual Property
  • 15:30 – 18:10 h – Funding Opportunities

You can check out the full agenda and speakers for each session here.

Here is a little background about each session and why you should consider attending:


Will showcase what exists in terms of education curriculum and discuss current trends and developments.

  • What does it take to set up a “creative course” (ie BTS/ Bachelor) and what are the consequences of students entering the job market.
  • Fostering the talent through our education and academia and how the range of courses keeps increasing. Maybe there is still room for more courses.

The development of this new way to share an office and common infrastructures.

  • What are the current trends?
  • Has Corona impacted the coworking world negatively or positively?
  • Showcase the diversity of the coworking spaces here in Luxembourg and discuss if we need to create more.

Explore what defines creative entrepreneurs, through research (the brain of an entrepreneur – study by HEC Liège), by involving experts who offer advice for entrepreneurship (HOST/ HOE/ LXI) and by showcasing successful entrepreneurs.

  • The 4 heads of a creative entrepreneur:
  1. Creative head – proper to creatives and the big distinction in comparison to other entrepreneurs
  2. Business head – in managing one’s own finances
  3. Commercial head – in recruiting clients
  4. Marketing & Com – to communicate about projects and get visibility (the shop window)
  • Creative entrepreneurship is about inventing and reinventing oneself
  • The journey – Odyssey of their creative journey
  • Innovation and creativity:
  1. What does success look like? Passion and drive means they don’t take No for an answer and keep pushing
  2. Remove the “mask” from your eyes – seeing the world differently to most other people
  3. Creatives are key to fostering innovation that is needle moving – thanks to their agility, mindset and added value in terms of problem solving
Intellectual Property

Powered by IPIL. The IP jungle – taking the mystery out of IP and explaining how IP is an important key to creatives’ business models

Funding opportunities

Financing one of your own projects or ideas via crowdfunding, through microfinance, national funding programmes to the EU programmes for Creative and Cultural industries.

  • What’s currently available and what is maybe still missing to cover the needs of CCIs when financing a project is required?

You can check out the full agenda and speakers for each session here.

Future sessions:

Here is an overview of the later sessions in the series. By clicking on the registration button, you will be able to sign up for the different days and sessions of interest. We are really looking forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 19th April – 8.30 to 18.40

  • 08:30 h – Crafts and manufacturing
  • 09:30 h – Interactive Media and Gaming
  • 10:55 h – Fashion
  • 13:30 h – Architecture
  • 14:00 h – Music
  • 16:00 h – Performing Arts
  • 16:30 h – Design

You can check out the full agenda and speakers for this session here.

Tuesday, 20th April – 9.00 to 17.30

  • 09:00 h – Literature
  • 10:15 h – Digital Media and Publishing
  • 13:00 h – Visual Arts
  • 14:15 h – Film/ audio visuals
  • 15:30 h – Marketing and Communication

You can check out the full agenda and speakers for this session here.

Wednesday, 21st April

  • 09:00h – World Creativity and Innovation Day
  • 15:15 h – Cross sector Innovation
  • 17:00 h – Cross Sector project
  • 17:30 h – Closing

You can check out the full agenda and speakers for this session here.


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