The Creative Research Park, a new space for innovation and cultural entrepreneurship, will open its doors in mid 2015

It completes a new axis of creativity and innovation in Barcelona, together with Fabra i Coats Creation Factory and Design Hub Barcelona

The Creative Research Park project, which will convert the old Dog Track in a space for innovation entrepreneurship culture for talent and the creative industries was presented in a press conference last January 8.

The speakers at the press conference were the Mayor of Barcelona Xavier Trias, the Alderman of the City of Barcelona Raimond Blasi, the Deputy Mayor of Culture Jaume Ciurana and the Director of Creativity and Innovation Institute of Culture of the City of Barcelona Inés Garriga.

The Old Dog Track will become, in a few months, the Creative Research Park, an area of innovation and cultural entrepreneurship for creative and cultural industries. It is a space in service of cultural entrepreneurs that aims to turn creative ideas into areas such as the arts, technology and science in new services and products that reach the market. The project responds to the will of Creativity and Innovation Management Institute of Culture of promoting the creative industry and a new economic model in Barcelona, wich has been chosen the European Capital of Innovation.

Creative Research Park will be managed by Incubio, a private organization dedicated to facilitating creatives entrepreneurs the arrival to market and contributed to generate 16 creative businesses.

As manager of Creative Research Park, Incubio will help entrepreneurs to develop their projects in spaces of cocreation and coworking. Incubio will help entrepreneurs to assess whether the idea can be a viable project and will help them find funding to launch the product in the market.

With this new equipment Barcelona is positioned on the map of creativity and innovation internationally and it's integrated in European networks that promote similar initiatives like ECBN (European Creative Bussiness Network), the group Creative Industries of Eurocities network and the European Creative Hubs Forum.

Besides helping the creative talent and cultural city entrepreneurs to develop their projects, Creative Research Park aims to promote integration with the neighborhood and residents, associations and entities of Sant Andreu. To achieve this objective, we will make actions such as the incorporation of citizens of the district to the different areas of cocreation for generating ideas and solving challenges or encourage the participation of citizens in the neighborhood to several training programs in creativity and innovation in the Park.

Publication date: Friday, 09 January 2015
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