World Design Capital® (WDC) application cycle announced

wdcOn 16 October 2014, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the launch of the World Design Capital® (WDC) application cycle for the 2018 designation, which will mark the sixth cycle for this global initiative. Icsid invites design effective cities from around the globe to submit bids that showcase the impact of design in their city and demonstrate examples of design as a development tool.  Read more »

Survey shows that Finns would buy art – if the buying were easier

ornamo banneri en 670x350The Finns are interested in art and would want to buy it. However, the Finnish art scene does not serve all Finns but focuses on large-scale consumers of art. Art has been purchased by 65 percent of Finns, but 90 percent would want to purchase art. The Finns would want to spend even more money on art. These facts are revealed by an art market survey commissioned by the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo. This is the largest survey of its kind produced in Finland to date. Read more »

Count down to three fantastic days in Copenhagen!

cbc copenhWith only a little over two weeks to Creative Business Cup, we are counting down to three fantastic and inspiring days in Copenhagen. We are also happy to announce that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will hand over the prize to this year's best creative start-up. And Estonia is presented by AidenApp! Read more »

Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector has been published

post447The tourism sector encompasses a diverse range of stakeholders, from governments and public sector agencies to companies, private sector associations, multilateral and intergovernmentalorganisations and non-profit organisations. A Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020) has been published by European Commission. Read more »

First Estonian designer joins 0.7 design

FLY-basket-white--light-grey1-838748 640x3200.7 design is a design agency and design management company matching talented Finnish designers with companies interested in Finnish design located mainly in Japan. Read more »

Estonian American Innovation Award Competition Open for Entries

5aac4ae2-d617-44e0-98c7-bf094176604bWhat's the next big thing? What can change the way people live, work or think? Innovation is the driving force behind the answer to these questions. And Innovation is what the American Chamber of Commerce Estonia (AmCham Estonia) and the Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) are honoring with the 2015 Estonian American Innovation Award competition, which begins 1 October 2014. Read more »

Cross Innovation: Companies require new approaches

Last week, Project Cross Innovation, which unites 11 cities, summarised the work that has been done during the last three years. Although the preparedness of the cities to utilise cross innovation (innovation based on cooperation between creative fields and other sectors) greatly depends on politicians and enterprises, and their readiness to accept something new, it was recognised that results were achieved together, which would not have been possible when working alone.  Read more »

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