In the first half of 2013 UCP project partners continued coaching and mentoring activities, cluster work group meetings and marketing activities.

UCP project partners started UCP Road Show activities - joint appearances of CCI entrepreneurs and artists at different fairs and conferences. The events were chosen according to the five UCP clusters: fashion, handicraft, design, IT and 3D animation (a summary of the events can be found here.).

Design Expo in Linkoping gave the opportunity for local and international designers from the UCP project  to showcase their products for both retailers and the public. The fashion event  was organised on 15-16 March, 2013
Entrepreneurs from Zielona Gora and Cottbus participated in About Design Fair in Gdansk 10-12 May, 2013.
Pictoplasma festival and the 3D Innovation Centre in Berlin were visited by Tartu, Klaipeda, Zielona Gora and Cottbus CCI entrepreneurs on 10-14 April, 2013.
Artists and designers from Zielona Gora, Linköping and Cottbus participated TEXTILE ART fair in Berlin on June 8th and 9th 2013.


The international public conference “Personality, space and creative technologies in a viable city” was organised by Klaipeda Economic Development Agency in May 17, 2013. The conference on creative urban development brought together policy makers across all creative cultural industry levels, creative infrastructure developers, and other stakeholders dealing with Brownfield conversion. UCP project partners met with the local creative business community, and others who wanted to know more about creative infrastructure possibilities in medium size cities.


The final conference "Potentials and Challenges of Cultural and Creative Industries in medium-sized Cities" will take place in Cottbus on November 7th 2013. A call for papers and presentations is published to gather examples from scientists and practitioners for fosterin and promoting cultural and creative industries in medium-sized cities. For more information on the conference and the call click here.

CCI events

Designers' Open Leipzig 2013

25. - 27. October 2013: Design Festival Leipzig | DESIGNERS´ OPEN - one of the leading German design festivals.

InNova Camp Festival

27-28 September, InNova Camp festival will be organized in Klaipeda by KEDA.


30. August - 01. September 2013 - IBUg Festival for Urban Culture in Germany: a lab for international urban artists and a way of life!

in fashion munich

in fashion munich - trade fair for fashion and accessories on 11th and 12th August 2013 in Munich, Germany

Network partners

Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)