The cultural and creative industries in Emilia-Romagna play a key role in the development and quality of life of the local community. The production sectors involved cover cultural and artistic enterprises, the media and cultural industries, multimedia and ICT creative services, artistic hand-made products. In a more general sense, they also comprise the economics of creativity concerning high-tech innovative companies, the fashion industry, furniture and all other products connected with design.

The region boasts a strong offer of cultural festivals ranging from classical and electronic music to theatre and movies. Emilia-Romagna is also well known at global level for excellences such as the Cineteca - Centre for audiovisual development and technological innovation with top skills in restoration. The Fellini Museum in Rimini is the largest ever named after a film director.

Innovation ecosystem

 

The regional cultural and creative companies are supported by the innovation ecosystem that is able to create collaborations and synergies between knowledge system and business. Here are some key actors:

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Logo Clust-ER Create Cultura e creatività

Clust-ER Create – Culture and Creativity

www.create.clust-er.it

Clust-ER Associations are communities of public and private bodies (research centers, companies, training institutes) created to support the competitiveness of the most important production systems in Emilia-Romagna.

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Logo rete alta tecnologia Emilia-Romagna

Regional High Technology Network

www.retealtatecnologia.it

Discover the High Technology Network industrial research offering in ‘Multimedia’

Key facts

Culture and Creativity in Emilia-Romagna
employees (2019)

92,889

local units (2019)

35,364

museums

530

theatres

202

 

 

 

CULTURE AND CREATIVITY RESULTS OF THE REGIONAL SMART SPECIALIZATION STRATEGY (Updated May 2021)
Funded R&D Projects

1,453

million euros of total investment

251

million euros of public funds

119

 

SERVICES INNOVATION RESULTS OF THE REGIONAL SMART SPECIALIZATION STRATEGY (Updated May 2021)
Funded R&D Projects

1,226

million euros of total investment

219

million euros of public funds

184

Main international trade fairs

ARTEFIERA

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Bologna, IT

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