ifa laboratory happily announces the membership in the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE).
The network was set up in 2013 as a smart, cross-sector consortium of 15 cities, universities, agencies and prominent individuals from eight countries, under the lead of the european centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund.
In 2017 the network consists of 30 partners from 13 countries and is steadily increasing. NICE is a non-profit initiative funded by the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The network organises the annual NICE Award and exchange meetings to promote the spillover effects of the cultural and creative sectors for e.g. innovation, urban development and economic growth, as set out in the Europe 2020 strategy. NICE aims to raise awareness and thereby influence policy makers in the whole of Europe to support the cross-sector innovative potential of the cultural and creative sectors.