On 28 June from 10 a.m. at the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment in lungomare Nazario Sauro 47, an information meeting dedicated to the Strategic Action of the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Cooperation Programme “CREATIVE@HUBS Holistic networking of creative industries via Hubs” will take place.
Finally, also thanks to the broad partnership, the project involves networking activities and international promotion of territorial strengths which, in the case of Puglia, are the leading products represented by wine and olive oil, which are also the subject of specific promotional activities, both local and European.
During the Infoday, the Puglia hubs will be presented, they will be located at Fiera di Foggia, the University of Lecce and Ciheam Bari, in Valenzano. The Infoday will be also the occasion to inform the audience about B2B opportunities for the creative and agri-food sector, and about the next internationalisation event of the project, scheduled at the International Fair of Thessaloniki, from 9 to 17 September 2023.
The meeting on 28 June will be opened by the institutional greetings of Donato Pentassuglia, Regional Councillor for Agriculture, Agrifood Industry and Agro-Food Resources of Puglia Region; Gianluca Nardone, Director of Puglia Region Agriculture Department; Gianfranco Gadaleta, JS Coordinator Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020; Tina Ranieri, JS Project officer Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020. For Puglia Region, the project will be presented by Francesco De Giorgio from the Department of Agriculture, Rural and Environmental Development, Project Manager Creative@Hubs, while, for the collaborating organisations, the following will take part: Maria Elena Latino, Assistant Professor at the Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento “Hub of Lecce: a co-working and training space for business incubation”; Antonio Stasi, Agri-food Economics and Policy, Dept. DAFNE, University of Foggia; Nicola Mastropaolo, Head of Promotion and Development Service Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts of Bari; Giusy Miuly, CIHEAM Bari, KU Youth Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem.
The infoday of the Strategic Action “CREATIVE@HUBS Holistic networking of creative industries via Hubs” is open to all interested by registering at the link.
Started on 1 July 2019, the Project, which will end in November 2023, is implemented by Puglia Region in cooperation with the Region of Western Greece (lead partner), the Region of Epirus and the Region of the Ionian Islands and implemented with a wide range of territorial collaborating entities that include the University of Foggia, the University of Salento, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute-Ciheam Bari, the University of Bari and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts of Bari.
One of the main objectives of the Creative@Hubs strategic action is to support the sectors of the creative, agricultural and agrifood industries in their path of innovation and internalisation, through a mutual contamination that can be a key turning point in identifying solutions and processes. To do this, Creative@Hubs focuses first on a network of 9 creativity hubs: physical spaces interconnected with each other dedicated to coworking and collaboration, located in Puglia and Greece. The second development lever is the training of sector operators, businesses and those who will be in charge of managing these community hubs (the hub managers), through the transfer of innovative skills.
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