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Norden - a Creative Powerhouse

  • Published 01/03/2006
  • Last updated 08/06/2011

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Recommendations for success
We propose three core areas where actions should be taken with regards to the creative industries; these are paramount if we are to position ourselves in the forefront of the CI-sector.

1. Professionalising creative industries
Firstly we must focus on the creative entrepreneur; establishing awareness within the creative sector that these industrial players operate in an economic playing field that necessitate business knowledge. The creative actor needs to acquire business smarts and interact, learn and benefit from other industrial areas.

2. IPR are the goods of the new economy
Secondly, there is a need for an intensified focus on the area of intellectual property rights (IPR). This can be viewed as the raw material fuelling the creative age. The commercial opportunities in this field must be realized.

3. Facilitating investments
Thirdly, in order for the CI-sector to grow to its full potential, the flow of capital needs to be increased. For this to happen, financial venture capital needs to be enticed to invest in the creative industry. It is necessary to facilitate an open dialog to generate a common ground and meeting place for investors and creative industries alike.

We strongly recommend a Nordic policy for the CI-sector that facilitates these strategic moves. If we are to position ourselves in the global race for creative industries dominance, these strategic implementations are not optional. They are necessities.