Academic director: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Holl
Friedrich is research professor at the university of applied sciences Brandenburg, richly experienced in EU projects and a rigorous analyst.
His professional expertise is in IT security, eMedia, software and media design and innovation management. As link between the project and the university of applied sciences his responsibilities within C2C include
- the organizational controlling and timing
- supervision of administrative issues
- analysis and evaluation of research results
Chairman of the Advisory Board: Dirk Kiefer
He has founded as its director both the Creative Industries Agency and the Centre for Business Start-up and Entrepreneurship in the Federal State of Thuringia. Before, he headed up the regional office of the Federal Government of Germany’s Competence Centre for the Cultural and Creative Industries in Berlin and Brandenburg. Dirk has extensive experiences in the music and events business as well as in design, film and digital media as a creative practitioner. With this background he worked in business development and as a lecturer in UK, France and Asia.
For C2C, he is bringing his industry expertise to the table as Chairman of the Advisory Board. As such, before the start of the project Dirk
- conceptualized the project and authored the grant proposal
- developed the project’s different components
- determined the methodological course
During the project Dirk
- advised the team in all industry related questions
- and guided the authoring of the toolkit suggesting concrete policy actions for the support of creative industries in Brandenburg.
Update: Since 2015, Dirk Kiefer is Director of the Bavarian Centre for the Cultural and Creative Industries.
Academic co-director: Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Müller
Dr. Klaus-Dieter Müller, born 1951, is a political and media scientist, TV-producer and professor at the Film & Television University HFF “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam-Babelsberg and head of the IBF “Institut Berufsforschung und Unternehmensplanung Medien e. V.” (vocational and entrepreneurship institute). Over that he leads the project “Climate Media Factory”, an interdisciplinary media lab initiated by the Film and Television University HFF and the Potsdam -Institute for Climate Impact Research. Climate scientist, authors, producers and media scholars work together to develop scientifically sound and entertaining climate media informed decisions in the climate debate.
From 1996 to 2005 he was a member of parliament in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the northern part of Germany.
Project manager and research assistant: Noémie Causse
- responsible for planning, communicating and implementing the various project elements such as workshops and other events in Brandenburg, the round table meetings in the european regions, the barcamp, booksprint and final conference
- preparing, conducting and analyzing interviews with project directors of various support instruments in Skåne, Denmark and Northern Italy
- contributing to the booksprint as process facilitator, editor and co-author of three chapters
- contributing to the dissemination of the project insights and results at conferences in Brandenburg and other european regions and working towards establishing a sustainable network of international CCI experts enabling knowledge exchange and transfer
- contributing to the formulation of a toolkit suggesting concrete policy actions for the support of creative industries in Brandenburg
Research assistant: Josephine Hage
- prepares,conducts and analyses interviews with project directors of various support instruments in Skåne, Denmark and Northern Italy
- monitors current developments in CCI support schemes on European level and in other European states
- collaboratively organizes workshops and other events in Brandenburg to reach out to CCI entrepreneurs, companies and intermediary organizations
- contributes to the booksprint as process facilitator, editor and co-author
- contributes to the dissemination of the project insights and results at conferences in Brandenburg and other european regions and works towards establishing a sustainable network of international CCI experts enabling knowledge exchange and transfer
- contributes to the formulation of a toolkit suggesting concrete policy actions for the support of creative industries in Brandenburg
IBF – Institut für Berufsforschung
The IBF Institut für Berufsforschung (institute for labour market and employment research) was founded in 2005 as an institute associated to the HFF Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (film and television university) in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Its primordial mission was to offer start-up support and facilitate knowledge transfer from the university to the business world at the intersection between economics and the professional practice of the creative industries. Since then, the IBF has broadened its business activities and established a center for founders within the creative industries. Two of their most important projects are Media Exist and Innovationen brauchen Mut (innovations need courage). This program offers support and coaching to innovative business ideas in the whole of the state of Brandenburg.
The IBF also offers coaching for the phase after the actual founding (Nachgründungscoaching), is the initiator and project partner of the Climate Media Factory Potsdam and an important player when it comes to R&D projects or the analysis and evaluation of markets, products and diverse enterprises within the field of media and creative industries.
Within C2C, the IBF Institute will be the partner for the workshops taking place in Brandenburg from March to June, as well as for the following coaching and counseling of promising projects and business ideas to be identified in the course of the workshops.
More infos: www.ibf-institut.de