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Introducing the ZHdK Startup Finder

Discover startups, spin-offs, and non-profit organisations from the ZHdK ecosystem The ZHdK Startup Finder is a new online database launched under the label of the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE). It offers an overview of the various startups, spin-offs and non-profit organisations that have emerged in the ZHdK ecosystem in recent years. The Startup Finder also showcases the innovative potential and diversity…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 5, 2022
Art & Design CareersEntrepreneurial StrategiesInsights

Survey about Creative Economies & Philanthropy

In “The Future of the Creative Economies” (2021), Deloitte predicts that “most people would welcome a world in which a larger share of the workforce is engaged with creative work.” According to an in-depth UNESCO report “Creative Economies are one of the youngest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world” (Re-Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a…
ZHdK/ZCCE
July 14, 2022
Cultural Policies

Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good offers (UNESCO, 2022)

The UNESCO Global Report, Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a global public good, is the third edition of a series designed to monitor the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. As the only Report of its kind, it provides a global overview of the state of the…
ZHdK/ZCCE
June 15, 2022
Cultural PoliciesInsight Main Article

The Culture Fix. Creative People, Places And Industries (OECD, 2022)

Cultural and creative sectors and industries are a significant source of jobs and income. They are a driver of innovation and creative skills, within cultural sectors and beyond. They also have significant social impacts, from supporting health and well-being, to promoting social inclusion and local social capital. As national and local governments reconsider growth models in the wake of COVID-19,…
ZHdK/ZCCE
June 9, 2022
Art & Design Careers

The Art in the Artificial (PEC, Nesta 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will play an important role in the creative industries in the future. AI algorithms are already recommending creative content on websites such as Spotify and Netflix, and recent developments in AI have further enhanced the ability of algorithms to analyse image, text and sound data that are found throughout the creative industries. Against this background, the report…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 29, 2021
Cultural Policies

Cultural Economy in Switzerland (FSO 2020)

In accordance with an agreement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has compiled new statistics on the cultural industry in Switzerland. The definition of cultural industries used is based on the specifications of the EU statistics office (Eurostat). In contrast to the broader "creative economy" approach, which also includes IT and software as well…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 29, 2021
Criticism & Theory

Technology and Innovation Report 2021

" Human development in recent decades has been accompanied by rapid changes in technology and an increasing proliferation of digitized devices and services. And the pace of change seems likely to accelerate as a result of “frontier technologies” such as artificial intelligence (AI),  robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. These technologies have already brought enormous benefits – dramatically highlighted in 2020 by the accelerated development…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 29, 2021
Smart Cities

Cities, Culture, …

Leveraging culture and creativity for sustainable urban development and inclusive growth - new report from UNESCO/World Bank Culture and creativity have untapped potential to deliver social, economic, and  spatial benefits for cities and communities. Cultural and creative industries  are  key drivers of the creative economy and represent important sources of  employment, economic growth, and innovation, thus contributing to city  competitiveness…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 29, 2021
Smart Cities

Scientific Monitoring

Digitalisation, globalisation, migration and increasing mobility are changing society, and with it cultural production, distribution and reception. Cultural funding from the City of Zurich is aimed at taking account of this fast pace of change and reflecting the realities of a rapidly changing world. Against this backdrop, the Cultural Affairs Office has initiated the project «Kultur Labor Zürich» project and…
ZHdK/ZCCE
December 29, 2021
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