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gi-Cluster participates at the Conference "Financing Creativity"

Athens, 28 January 2014. Within the framework of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU (first semester of 2014), the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports is organizing the conference «Financing Creativity», co-funded by the European Commission.

During the conference, gi-Cluster will be represented by Dr. Nikos Vogiatzis, member of the gi-Cluster Governance Council and co-founder and Chief Business & Technology Officer of Corallia, who will highlight Greece's dynamics in the innovative gaming technologies and creative content industries and the significant growth potential through the bridging of traditional competitive advantages of our country, such as Culture, with high-technology.

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The main objective of this Conference is to mark the new philosophy for the cultural and creative sector in Europe. It aims to inform on the growing importance of the creative economy, the promotion of innovation, the role of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) for economic growth and social cohesion. It also aims to familiarize with the existing tools and expertise that can facilitate startups and access to finance for the CCIs, to highlight the importance of cultural tourism and regional development and the new opportunities that are opening up for employment growth, especially for young people.

The Conference will be held at the Athens Concert Hall. Admission is open to the public, upon registration (until 15 February): http://eraonline.gr/financingcreativity2014. More information about the conference is available here.