Topic: editorials

Eighth European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics / call for papers open until 15 May 2017

The European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE) was founded in 1990 and is intended to provide a forum for the development and dissemination of applications of quantitative methods in cultural economics, as well as cultural-related applications of mathematical economics, … Continue reading


Boosting SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors: European Commission and EIF launch a new guarantee scheme

European Commission – Press release Boosting SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors: European Commission and EIF launch a new guarantee scheme Brussels, 30 June 2016 The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today launched a €121 million … Continue reading


Multi-platform media: has digitization really given us more for less?

Nowadays more content is accessible, in more formats, on more devices, for more people than ever before. But, as media companies make the journey from being single sector to digital multi-platform suppliers of content, this transition has entailed numerous managerial and economic challenges. Continue reading


ERC supports OAPEN library for open access books

The European Research Council (ERC) and OAPEN Foundation have announced on 2nd February 2016 their cooperation in furthering open access to academic books and book chapters. With the help of an ERC grant OAPEN will develop a tailor-made deposit service … Continue reading


Integrate 2015 Conference & Expo

Taking place in California, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, from 28 to 30 September 2015, Integrate is the nation’s largest integration + API conference featuring participants such as Google, IBM, Facebook, Linkedin, HP, Slack, HipChat, Zendesk, and 200+ more companies. JOIN THE LARGEST CONFERENCE 100% FOCUSED ON INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES! Discover how to get your FREE Integrate OPEN Pass ($300 value)! Continue reading


Discover Expernova, your innovation search engine!

Expernova is a comprehensive and global solution designed to help find, understand, compare and follow the key players in innovation related to specific scientific domains. It launched its search engine and flagship product Expernova.com in 2010, a web service conceived to help innovative companies maximise the success of their R&D projects by analysing their scientific and technological environments. The tool allows you to obtain scientific profiles for experts and research organisations from a simple key-word search… Continue reading


A hub to bring together creativity and production

From 30 September to 3 October, the first edition of the Bologna Design Week is being held under the auspices of Municipality of Bologna, Emilia Romagna Region and CERSAIE. Thanks to the initiative, for the first time cultural, production and creative excellences of the territory convene in an integrated communication system. The Emilian centre will become a further attraction hub in the Italian design system, through a rich programme providing exhibitions, workshops, talks and business meetings organised in the framework of 8 thematic itineraries. Continue reading


With citizen science YOU can make the difference

«Citizen science is a way for average people, like you and me, to do real “help answer the big questions” science, even if you never finished high school». So Chandra Clarke, president of editing and proofreading company Scribendi.com, recently speaking at the TEDx Chatham-Kent event on the topic of citizen science. Her talk highlighted the potential of amateur science and the various ways in which the public can engage in academic research. Continue reading


Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: final report

“Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe: Towards a European Index for Cultural Heritage” is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013). Recently concluded, the project aimed to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential. The Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project has resulted in a nearly 300 page report that provides compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment. Continue reading


Olivetti: over 100 years of culture and innovation

Since the first Italian factory of typewriters, created in Ivrea by Camillo Olivetti, more than 100 years have passed. Piedmont’s city Ivrea even now remains symbol of the project of a worldwide popular enterprise. On occasion of the firm’s centenary, in 2008 the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti opened a new operating seat in Ivrea, at Adriano Olivetti’s house, and started a multi-year programme for the development of the Knowledge Society (so called in the Lisbon Agenda), with the aim of converging culture, knowledge and innovation towards the implementation of business, higher education and research institutions in Piedmont. Continue reading