The Clust-ERs are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region – ERDF ROP 2014-2020.
The Cultural and Creative Industries represent a systems with high growth potential.
The Emilia-Romagna CCIs count 66,000 companies and 212,000 employees respectively 14.6% and 12.8% of the regional production system (source Ervet, Economia Arancione in Emilia-Romagna – 2018).
The main sectors are:
- made in Italy and design system
- cultural heritage
- tourism, events and urban reactivation
- publishing, communication e new media
- entertainment (cinema, musica, teathre, performing arts, gaming, …)
The Clust-ERs are associations of public and private bodies: companies, research centres and training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness the regional industrial strategic sectors.
The Emilia-Romagna Region has found in the Clust-ERs the subjects capable of multiplying innovation opportunities through a collaborative approach, as they focus their activity in R&D strategic sectors.
Together with the Technopoles and the High Technology Network laboratories, they are one of the key players in the regional innovation ecosystem coordinated by ART-ER, the Emilia-Romagna consortium for innovation and technology transfer.
The Clust-ERs of Emilia-Romagna are part of the Clust-ER project promoted by ASTER and are financed by the European Funds of the Emilia-Romagna Region - ERDF ROP 2014-2020.