CCIs in the Basque Country (KSI)
Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are undoubtedly a strategic and developing sector in Europe. In recent years, numerous statistics have shown the growing relevance of this sector and its impact on the development of the economy and the revitalization of cities. In the case of Euskadi, and within the new European innovation strategy called RIS3 (Regional Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization) incorporated in the 2020 Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, the strategic priorities for smart specialization in Euskadi have been identified, among the which is the territory of opportunity called Creative Euskadi .
For this reason, a new interdepartmental program has been launched (Department of Culture and Language Policy, Department of Economic Development and Infrastructures, and Presidency Department), which addresses the field of culture and creativity through innovation, and which is based on the following axes:
|1. Creadis3 - Smart Creative Districts||+|
Creadis3 - Smart Creative Districts is an Interreg European initiative, in the field of Cultural and Creative Industries (ICC) that links six territories of the European Union, with the Basque Country as the leader of the project.
|2. The figures of the CCIs in Euskadi||+|
Based on the classification made by the Basque Observatory of Culture:, the subsectors and activities that make up the Cultural and Creative Industries in Euskadi have been defined and grouped as follows
Publishing and Printed Media
Advertising and Marketing
According to the data available to the Basque Observatory of Culture, the figures for the CCIs sector with respect to the global economy are as follows:
|General BAC(Basque Autonomous Community)||154.687||
|Relative %||Cultural Industries||4,06%||
|Data obtained from DIRAE (Directory of Economic Activities)|
The Cultural and Creative Industries account for 10.25% of the companies in the BAC in 2019, and 5.29% of total employment. In general, the companies in the sector are micro-companies, with an average ratio of 2.99 jobs per company (compared to a general ratio of 5.79 in the BAC). In the case of creative industries, this factor is accentuated, with a ratio that drops to 2.2 jobs per company.
|3. Aid programs||+|
Aid programs: definition and development of different transversal aid programs that allow and facilitate the structuring and development of the CCI sector
- KSITek: is a program aimed at Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). The priority challenge is the incorporation and transfer of digitization technologies in the field of CCIs companies. KSITek is a new program that derives from the KSI Berritzaile program in its technological axis (2017-2020). The objective is “to promote collaboration between the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) and the technology sector (technology-based companies and RVCTI centers) to configure innovative products and services conceived for the most global markets, and create synergies and new spaces of opportunity and innovative development ”. Companies from the CCI sector may participate with the technological agent of their choice. It is intended to identify "projects that favor the digital transformation of the ICC sector". The approved projects must represent a clear commitment for companies to evolve in the digital transformation of their main products and services. Technology must provide added value in the design, production, creation, distribution, display, consumption and interaction of the current products / services offered by the company. Program started in 2021 -
- EGOKITU service: it is aimed at those companies in the CCI sector that are already established and with a certain track record, which the current crisis has led them to rethink their business model, need support or advice to manage current financing, or must address the digitization of your products and services, or processes. Therefore, this program is NOT aimed at developing a business or viability plan for newly created companies, it will not help to find alternative sources of financing or request financial aid, nor will it serve to achieve a greater presence in the digital or online field. Program started and ended in 2020.
- KSI Berritzaile: in 2017 the KSI Berritzaile (CCIs innovative) pilot program was launched, aimed at companies in the field of Basque Cultural and Creative Industries, with the aim of creating and developing opportunities for new projects in three areas of action: innovation and technology transfer, organizational model innovation and financial training of companies. Program started in 2017 and ended in 2020.
- KSIAtea: in 2019 the pilot Program for the internationalization of the Cultural and Creative Industries was launched. KSIAtea has addressed the development and evaluation of internationalization plans for Basque companies in the CCIs sector, as well as the dissemination of its results. It is framed as a program that facilitates Basque CCIs companies the access to the ongoing programs and initiatives of internationalization. Program started in 2019 and ended in 2020.
DC Network: Founded in 2004, the Districts of Creativity (DC) Network unites regions around the world to share and develop practices on stimulating cross-disciplinary creativity in society to foster innovation and prosperity.