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24 October 2018 - 25 October 2018
Bari, Italy
Matchmaking Event ChIMERA Project - Bari

Event date: October 24-25, 2018

Venue: The Matchmaking event of ChIMERA Project will take place in the Circolo Unione - Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.



10.30 am – 11.00 am - Circolo Unione

Presentation of the Ch.IMERA project

Antonella Manca, General Director for Culture and Sport, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Lead Partner - IT
Elena Mengotti
, Project manager Ch.IMERA project, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Lead Partner - IT 

Marianna Cavone, Innova Puglia Social&Creative Community - IT

11.00 am – 1.00 pm - Circolo Unione
Innovation, research and skills: the challenges of cultural and creative industries

Which are the main challenges for Cultural and Creative Industries?

Experiencing models of integration between innovation, research, art and creativity and generating new skills, new employment and new opportunities through the integration of knowledge, talents, needs and experimental and innovative training models.

By comparing some of the European best practices, the mail aim is to organise approaches and models in order to identify new paths for the emergence of skills, the strengthening of innovation capacities and the modernization of the educational system.

In English with simultaneous translation.


Paolo D'Addabbo, Project Manager, Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation of the Apulia Region - IT


Michele Melazzini, Designer Cilab, Dipartimento di Design Politecnico di Milano - IT

Roberto Gomez, CEO, Conexiones improbables - ES

Paolo Montemurro, Executive director, project Break in the desk, Matera Hub - IT

Ana Solange Leal, Project Manager, Vertigo Starts, Inova+ - PT

Valeria Dinamo – Director project Hangar Piemonte - IT


Vincenzo Bellini, President, Creative Apulia Cluster - IT

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm - Circolo Unione

Matchmaking event for creative and cultural industries in the Med Area

8.30 pm Officina degli Esordi

Showcooking and dj set


9.30 am – 11.00 am - Circolo Unione

Cluster and network for the internationalization of CCI

Can networks and clusters be models or tools for overcoming cultural and creative industries’difficulties in defining strategies for the internationalization and the increasing of their competitiveness?

In English with simultaneous translation.


Vincenzo Bellini,President, Creative Apulia Cluster - IT


Bernd Fesel, Managing Director, ECBN European Creative Business Network - DE

Alberto Pezzi, Director cluster unit ACCIO’, Generalitat de Catalunya - ES

Flaviano Celaschi, President Clust-ER ICC, Emilia Romagna Region - IT

11.30 am – 5.00 pm - Circolo Unione

Matchmaking event for creative and cultural industries in the Med Area

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm - Chamber of Commerce
Regional Laboratory for new financial tools for  and Creative Industries

Access to credit and financial tools for cultural and creative enterprises

A relevant issue for the development of cultural and creative MSMEs is the difficulty of access to finance, especially in terms of credit and capital. A peculiarity of cultural and creative industries is the "distance" from the old banking system, often inable to attribute the right economic value to the intangible assets that are typical of this sector. Can this distance be filled by ad hoc financial instruments and by strengthening the system of public guarantees to cover the risk of loan?

In Italian.


Vincenzo Bellini,  President, Creative Apulia Cluster - IT


Alessandro Viola, Head Investigation & Development, CFI

Stefano Melazzini, Head of Economic Services, Mediocredito Italiano

Andrea Nuzzi, Head of Business and Financial Institutions, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti 

Luca Celi, President, Cofidi.it

Antonio De Vito, Executive Director Puglia Sviluppo

Marina Lodi, Head of Kick-ER service, Aster

Michele Gravina, Head of South Italy Area, Banca Etica

Simona Bielli, Head of Programme NESTA Italia

During the matchmaking, there will be the possibility to take information about the European programme “Erasmus for young entrepreneurs”, funded by the European Commission and without costs for the participants. The programme offers the possibility, to entrepreneurs and professionals, young or consolidated, to live a period (6 months max) close to another european entrepreneur, with which they can develop synergies and common businesses; it is not a programme of apprenticeship or stage, but of a BtoB activity.

Info www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu  -  Project Partner coordinator MateraHub (Basilicata), Local partner: UNISCO (Puglia).

Complete program here:


ChIMERA: Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

Closed since 5 October 2018
Location Circolo Unione
Organised by
Participants 72
Meetings 138
Italy 45
Spain 13
Slovenia 8
France 4
Portugal 3
Greece 1
Total 74