Cultural and Creative Industries

Cultural and Creative Industries

The Emilia-Romagna region was one of the first in Italy to realize the potential of a sector that was probably difficult to embark upon, but that is becoming one of the most important and fastest growing ones in the local economy.

By Cultural and Creative Industries (ICC) we do not mean only traditional artistic areas (visual arts, performing arts, literature, music) but also design, fashion, artisanal crafts, entertainment and, not to be underestimated, the catering and food industry.

A multidisciplinary nature and the ability to connect areas that may be very different are among the characteristics of a sector that is particularly active, thanks also to regional support and mapping initiatives.

 In addition, international recognition of Made in Italy is an element that in this case becomes a real added value that makes these companies competitive.

Creative skills, quality of design and of materials combined with local products of excellence, and the expertise and know-how of small artisanal businesses and SMEs are the ingredients that make this a thriving sector.

Although Emilia Romagna ranks very high nationally for its cultural and creative industries applied to digital culture and for its promotion of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, one of the challenges to be met is the need to fully integrate technological innovation into the micro-business system.

Emilia-Romagna based companies