Innovation Lab

Expected

Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Creative Europe (CREA)

Programme Description

The Creative Europe Programme supports the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

CREA-CROSS-2023-INNOVLAB

Call

Innovation Lab

Summary

The InnovLab support shall support the design, development and/or spread of innovative tools, models or solutions applicable in the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors.
Activities shall aim at supporting the competitiveness, greening process, cooperation, circulation, visibility, availability, diversity and/or audience across sectors. Such activities shall contain a high potential of replicability in audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors.

Detailed Call Description

The Creative Innovation Lab shall incentivise players from different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, to design and test innovative solutions for key challenges, with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors.

The Cross Sectoral strand shall support the ‘creative innovation lab’, which shall:

  • encourage new forms of creation at the crossroads between different cultural and creative sectors, for example through experimental approaches and the use of innovative technologies;
  •  foster innovative cross-sectoral approaches and tools which shall, where possible, encompass multilingual and social dimensions to facilitate the distribution, promotion and monetisation of, and access to, culture and creativity, including cultural heritage.

The Creative Innovation Lab shall incentivise players from different cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual, to design and test innovative solutions for key challenges, with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors.

The projects can focus in particular on:

  • Rights’ management and monetisation (including innovative bundled subscription offers to access diverse European cultural content from various existing European platforms), at the same time ensuring transparency and fair remuneration for creators and artists;
  • Data collection and analysis, with particular emphasis on prediction for content creation and audience development;
  •  Business tools exploring new modes of production, financing, distribution or promotion enabled or enhanced by new technology (AI, big data, blockchain, Metaverse, NFT, etc.);
  • Improving the knowledge, skills and use of new technologies by professionals from the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors;
  • Greening of the value chain across the creative and cultural sectors and fostering cross-sectoral innovation for sustainability, inclusion and well-being among the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors, including actions that contribute to the New European Bauhaus initiative.

Call Total Budget

€5,438,131

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

60%

Thematic Categories

  • Audiovisual sector and Media
  • Culture
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Creative Europe Participating Countries:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
  • be established in one of the countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries. When a company is publicly listed companies, the location of the stock exchange will in principle determine its nationality.

Call Opening Date

08/12/2022

Call Closing Date

20/04/2023

National Contact Point(s)

Organization of European Programs & Cultural Relations
Νenant Μbogntanovitz, Business Planning Coordinator
Ifigenias 27, 2007 Acropolis, Nicosia
Contact Phone: +357 7000 1300
Contact Email: info@epcr.org.cynb@epcr.org.cy

(Publish Date: 24/11/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

For related questions, send to the e-mail address:  EACEACROSS-INNOVLAB@ec.europa.eu