On 4th December 2012, the Ministry of Culture, the Municipal Authority of Pilsen and the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen held the Knowledge Creativity Industry & Their Common Future in the Czech Republic seminar. The venue for the seminar was the newly open building of the Institute of Art and Design in Pilsen.
The seminar focused on cooperation of industrial enterprises with creative and art-oriented individuals and institutions, drawing attention to the necessity of making use of design knowledge and skills as the most important comparative advantage of the contemporary Europeas well as the Czech Republicin the context of global competition. The issues related to the knowledge and creative economy have been recently coming to the fore also because Pilsen was awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture 2015.
Some companies (for example MBtech Bohemia and EvoBus Bohemia), which are members of the TIP consortium, plan to establish closer cooperation with selected representatives of the community of artists. The goal of this cooperation would be to develop common projects, that have not been prespecified yet, and to present their outcomes also under the Pilsen 2015 project. TIP’s representatives attending the seminar on behalf of the consortium were Pavel Novák from MBtech Bohemia, Pavel Duchek and Pavel Peták from Blue Projects Agency.
Important links from the conference: