Greece, Syros Island

Technology inspired ventures in the creative and cultural industries

when 11 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

CREA Summer Academy - GREECE -

Are you interested in starting up your own innovative venture to create, market, or distribute cultural or creative products or services? Do you have an amazing idea that could change existing practices in these industries or create new ones? Are you interested in addressing societal challenges related to education, art, culture, physical wellness, industrial and product design, etc. using your creativity and ICTs? For example, do you have an idea for encouraging the take up of frugal innovations in these areas using technology? If so, enroll in the Syros Island Summer Academy in Greece to gain a solid and hands-on introduction to entrepreneurial action in technology driven innovations in the cultural and creative industries. You will get knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in starting up your business idea, using the lean start up process. This Summer Academy will include topics such as business model generation, design thinking, business modeling skills, financing processes, protecting your intellectual property and commercialization strategies.

LOCATION: Syros Island - Greece

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Course leader

Prof. Anastasia Constantelou

Target group

Students enrolled in a European University (till one year after degree).
Non-EU students enrolled in European Universities are also welcome.
You can apply for the CREA Summer Academy as an individual or with your recently formed team.

Course aim

When you join one of the CREA Summer Academies, you start with an idea and a vision, and go out with an entrepreneurial attitude together with a great start-up experience.

In CREA we turn ideas into great teams and great start-ups.

You will be provided with an all-around training that brings you from the identification of market opportunities, to the conceptualization, planning, and start-up of a new venture.
You will study theories and practices from Creativity, Technology and Entrepreneurship, demonstrating the value of design thinking, business modeling, innovation, customer validation and creative process. You will also get coaching on team skills and intercultural cooperation.

The best teams compete in an international Business Contest, which will be held during a big event in Europe in the fall of 2016!

Fee info

EUR 0: • Summer academy subscription FREE (thanks to the support of European Commission)

• Travel costs: at the expense of the participants. Syros Airport “Dimitrios Vikelas”, Port: Syros

• Accommodation costs: at the expense of the participants

• Other costs (Living/Meals …): Lunch provided. Other meals at the expense of participants