Building on the collective experience
The only thing missing so far was a feasible ‘front door’. As of now, The Open Coalition harnesses the power to research, organise, mobilise, inform and educate the professionals within the cultural and creative industries. The founding partners combine extensive experience in developing and running programmes in which meaningful interventions on a systemic level are developed. And in which society takes the lead and the empowerment process plays an important role. Whether it comes to programmes such as What if Labs, World Design Embassies, IDOLS* and Living Labs.
By building on collective experience, the coalition develops and deploys innovative ways of working to increase the quadruple helix collaboration, leading to new skills and insights, new structures for collaboration and more participative society.
Bart Ahsmann, CLICKNL: ‘It becomes clearer than ever that technology alone is not going to help us out. Next to key enabling technologies we recently introduced key enabling methodologies (KEM’s) in the innovation space. So far that has worked very well!’
Han Bekke, Chairman Federatie Creatieve Industrie: ‘The new competition is collaboration. To remain relevant, we have to work together, and we are also very good at that. To remain competitive, we must be able to offer scale. That is also why TOC is a good idea!’
Martijn Paulen, Director Dutch Design Foundation: ‘The scale and complexity of the challenges on the one side and the opportunities and possibilities on the other, call for new processes, new ideas & dreams, with an urgent need for creativity which can only be effectuated through collaboration without borders.’
Dominique van Ratingen, CoeCI program manager: ‘With CoECI we are proud to be part of the creative coalition that embraces the human-centred and inclusive approach in the sustainable transition. Creative Innovations will help us to think big and at the same time be pragmatic to achieve the common goals and integrative solutions.’