Why & How

Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs), design, arts, advertising, images etc. represent 3.3% of EU-27’s GDP and a 3% of the total jobs in the European Union. CCIs are at the intersection of arts, business and technology representing highly innovative SMEs.

ChIMERA was an innovative European project tailor made to overcome barriers in the CCIs development, stimulating innovation, internationalization and cross fertilization.

ChIMERA aimed at enforcing innovation of CCIs at European level through the development of transnational clusters, European networks and territorial synergies.

ChIMERA was a balanced partnership of public authorities, clusters, business agencies, chambers of commerce, innovation centers and universities covering the MED area.

Partner from: Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Greece and Albania aimed at establishing networks and cooperation between CCIs actors at both transnational and local level as well as at elaborating strategies to set up innovative clusters.

Such cooperation enhanced the role of the CCIs as a valuable asset for the MED area and created sustainable growth for all the involved countries.