Founded in 2004, the Districts of Creativity (DC) Network unites regions around the world that focus on cross-disciplinary creativity and innovation to improve prosperity.
Each year one of the DC regions organizes the Creativity World Forum. This flagship conference and gathering of the DC-Network brings together and inspires more than 1500 people to discuss creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship.
The Reverse Missions are yearly study visits to the member regions. Leading experts, entrepreneurs, public servants and policy makers from the DC network gather to explore a host region during a multi-day program that provides insights into the way the hosting region fosters creativity and innovation.
The DCLivingLab is a specific program for students (and alumni) during the Reverse Mission and/or Creativity World Forum. The participants work on challenging topics of their choice related to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
From March 2-4 the Reverse Mission 2020, the annual work visit to one of the DC Network member regions, took place in Karnataka, India. Declared by the government as the most innovative region of India in 2019, Karnataka is home to a unique innovation ecosystem.
From 21-23 May 2019 the Districts of Creativity Network’s tenth Reverse Mission took place in Baden-Württemberg, hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supported the agency with the…
This year’s annual Reverse Mission of the DC Network will be hosted by are fellow member in Baden-Württemberg. The annual study visit focuses on creativity and urban development. Delegations of all the member regions will take part in a three-day…