Creative Entrepreneurship Academy CEA


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).

Click here to find out more about the speakers, topics and on-site visits in Tallinn and Helsinki in January 2016.

Interviews with CEA 2016 speakers:

Click here to view pictures from CEA 2016 in Tallinn and Helsinki.

Creative Entrepreneurship 2017 edition focused on innovation in producing e-services and e-products for e-Governance. CEA composed of seminar, hackathon (in cooperation with Garage48) to creative innovatiove e-solutions and bootcamp for developing successful business models. In the seminar, ideas on e-Governance and e-solutions were shared by Marco Steinberg (Snowcone, Finland), Antti Poikola (Open Knowledge Finland), Myrsini Glinos (eGovlab, Sweden), Tanja Lahti (Helsinki Region Infoshare project, Finland), Andres Kütt (Information System Authority, Estonia), Ave Kargaja (Tallinn Urban Planning Development, Estonia) etc. The best team of the hackathon, PSII (Personal Sensitive Identifiable Information) could also pitch their idea at the Latitude59 tech conference – and also won the pitching competition there.

See more on the speakers and programme at CEA homepage. 

Read the short summary of CEA 2017 in here.


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