The Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia and the Creativity Lab in cooperation with Estonian Business School and Creative Business Cup launched a new international creative economy training programme for cultural and creative industries’ professionals in early 2016 – Creative Entrepreneurship Academy (CEA). It is a unique format, which brings together limited number of participants (list of participants 2016) with professional background, renowned speakers on culture and creativity, design and entrepreneurship, and inspiring locations in creative cities and regions.
The first edition of the CEA took place in Tallinn and Helsinki and it focused on designing creative ecosystems. Participants from 10 different countries represented local and government level policymakers, managers of creative hubs and incubators, directors of sectorial development centres and agencies, researchers, creative entrepreneurs and investors.
The programme included renowned speakers like the lecture by Managing Partner of Creativity Lab and founder of CEA Ragnar Siil (Estonia); Founder and Director of Creative Business Cup Rasmus Wiinstedt-Tscherning (Denmark); Founder and Director of Snowcone & Haystack Marco Steinberg (Finland); author of the creative city concept and consultant with global reach Charles Landry (UK); and from Aalto University Professor Peter Kelly (Finland).
Interviews with CEA 2016 speakers:
- Rasmus Wiinstedt-Tscherning: What is Creative Entrepreneurship?
- Charles Landry: Creative Cities
- Marco Steinberg: Design Thinking and Doing