Barcelona has been chosen to launch the European Innovation Festivals, a project promoted by the European Commission with the aim of promoting and stimulating excellence and innovation in various European regions.
The Catalan capital gets them under way between 22 October and 22 November with Innovation Festival Barcelona (IF Barcelona), the first of six similar events to be held in various European cities between now and 2011. During the course of this project cities like Milan (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal), Tallinn (Estonia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Kortrijk (Belgium) will follow Barcelona to boost their international profile as creative, innovative cities.
With the aim of stimulating creativity and innovation and attracting talent, IF Barcelona, organised by the Barcelona Centre de Disseny (BCD – Barcelona Design Centre) includes a programme of events and activities that seeks to show creativity and innovation provide an answer to the current needs and challenges of our society, while highlighting the fundamental role design has in giving an impulse to innovation.
To achieve that Barcelona is holding a month of activities, exhibitions, talks, workshops, congresses, awards and itineraries designed to bring creativity and innovation closer to a broad range of publics.
This means involving and raising the awareness of the general public, as well as companies, business people and public bodies, of the vital role played by creativity, design and innovation in social development and progress, as well as the competitiveness of businesses and the economy.
Innovation Festival Barcelona | From 22/10/2009 to 22/11/2009
Fundació Barcelona Centre de Disseny -> Av Diagonal, 452 – Gràcia