Innovation Video – Creative Spillover for Innovation. Creative SpIN (Creative Spillover for Innovation) is an URBACT Thematic Network that aims at defining and testing tools and methods to connect culture and creative Industries (CCIs) with other sectors of the economy and public/social services in order to stimulate “creative spillovers” and contribute to innovation.
Its ultimate purpose is to trigger creativity in businesses and organisations by encouraging artists, creative professionals as well as cultural and creative industries to engage with other sectors to share their competences, creativity, skills and services. The fundamental assumption is that culture-based creativity is a source of innovation. Culture-based creativity is linked to the ability of people, notably artists, to think imaginatively or metaphorically, to challenge the conventional, and to call on the symbolic and affective to communicate and innovate.
Through the exchange of knowledge and practices, Creative SpIN’s partners (Birmingham City Council, Rotterdam City Council, Mons City Council, Wroc³aw Agglomeration Development Agency, Bologna City Council, Essen City Council, Kortrijk City Council, Tallin Creative Hub, Košice 2013 European Capital of Culture and Óbidos City Council) want identify beneficial complementarities between economic sectors and develop tools and processes to support cross-industrial collaborations.
After you’ve watched an innovation video what can you do next? How can you apply what you’ve learned or been inspired to do…and keep learning and being inspired? You can watch more videos or read more on the topic but consider this. We learn most through reflective action, through applying the knowledge we’ve gained, through experiencing and making it real for use. What can you do or take action on?
This Innovation Videos website is a resources to help you stay fresh, on the cutting edge, and up to date with your own learning and personal and professional development. The ability and skill to innovate is becoming more important than ever due to the rapid pace of change in our world. You may not have had a class on “innovation” in school or at your work so it is up to you to gain the knowledge, attitude, mindset, and skill that will allow you to adapt and respond to change with innovation. A first step is to read or watch videos on this site to get inspired and learn ways you can be more innovative. Then, take what you are learning and apply it to your own life and work. Take on an innovative project to create and develop something new that can have an impact, something you may not have ever done before. Perhaps you will get an idea from an innovation video on our site.
After learning on your own look to be a part of a leadership program, workshop, course, or seminar. Join a group or even create a startup with some partners. Involve other people in learning and doing innovation with you. Keep reading and keep listening because there is always opportunity to learn new methods since new technologies are being introduced all the time. When you are just working on your computer, have a video playing to listen and learn. See if you can watch (or at least listen to) a different innovation video everyday to keep developing your knowledge base and leadership skills. But remember…you will need to do something. Take action!