SMATH (Smart atmospheres of social and financial innovation for innovative clustering of creative industries in MED area)  is a European project involving 10 partners – including Technopolis and INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung – from 6 countries, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Greece and France.

Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to improve the quality and quantity of connections between the publicly oriented domain of culture and the business oriented domain of creativity via innovative forms of clustering. 

SMATH has created and develops “smart atmospheres”, 7 creative nests, able to support start-ups and the development of SMEs in the CC sector facilitating the access to “culture factories” and value enhancing services (private and public finance) and the development of innovative clustering on CCIs level and the setting-up of joint cooperation at partnerships among investors and public actors able to exploit their potential to support the growth in the MED Area.


 • to share knowledge, best practices and success cases concerning the collaboration between cultural Engines and Creative industries

 • to strengthen the regional policies concerning the cultural benefit for growth with additional models and instruments

 • to contribute to the development of Creativity clusters and their connection at Transnational level

 • to increase awareness by the intermediaries working on cultural sectors about entrepreneurial and marketing approaches

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