Interreg Creative@hubs: The Chamber of Achaia organized a series of constructive workshops for technology
The 8th seminar was held on Wednesday, September 14 from 18:00-20:00 at Mosaic (Ermou 112, Markato, Patra) entitled “Forms of creative enterprises (AMKE, KOINSEP, Individual, etc.) Legal and tax characteristics”, with 18 attendees. The 2 keynote speakers, Mr. Spyros Rokanas, (Lawyer) and Mr. Ioannis Katrivesis (Accountant), referred to all forms of creative businesses and focused around the tax characteristics of creative business forms, solving various questions from the public and giving, at the same time, advisory instructions.
The thematic unit of the next three workshops, was titled “Tech Days”:
On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Realiscape Typorama, with title “New Technologies in the Creative Industry, Practical Applications of Virtual Reality (VR) Technology” with key-note speaker, Mrs. Anna Karvouniari, MSc Head of R&D. The seminar was divided into two parts. The first part was theoretical while the second was experiential. Through an interactive video, the speaker gave to the 6 attendees the opportunity to see a game designed by Realiscape Typorama and which will be presented at next year's carnival, through which anyone who wishes will be able to make their own masquerade using a VR machine.
On Monday, November 7, 2022 at 18:00 at Mosaic (Ermou 112, Markato, Patras) the 10th seminar took place, entitled "Why I have no online sales?" with main speaker Mr. Dimitris Sardelianos, geoinformatics-communication specialist and 8 participants. He focused on internet importance in the professional field and specifically in online sales as more and more people are taking advantage of the internet and its different platforms to present their business, to promote it and start their sales through them. Then he expanded into online sales development tips and presented the steps that take a visitor from simply viewing to buying. Concluding, he highlighted the three main elements that lead to online sales success: branding, storytelling and collaboration, focused on artists and art sales.
On Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 18:00-20:00 at Mosaic (Ermou 112, Markato, Patras) organized the 10th seminar-workshop entitled: "Internet of things (IOT) and Creative Industries". The key-note speaker was Mr. Spyros Sirmakesis, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Peloponnese (in Patras). It had been analyzed to the 10 attendees, the term Technology and Creative Enterprises, as well as how these two concepts can be directly connected and bring positive results, as a whole. On the second level, Mr. Sirmakesis analyzed the term Internet of things (IOT), how this term has contributed to the expected development of technology, which new means of technology we meet and where, as well as the steps of its development. Finally, the speaker analyzed the term Open Science, which aims to make scientific research, data and their dissemination accessible to all levels of society.
The organization of workshops by the Chamber of Achaia is a concrete reply to the needs of the local creative and cultural industries, emerged after a survey conducted in 2020 by the Institute of Regional Development – Panteion University. The local creative industries can contribute to the local economic development however, they lack of significant skills on entrepreneurship, economic knowhow related to the innovative business models, so they need to be trained about these topics in order to become more competitive.
The Creative Hubs Web Platform is part of the Creative@Hubs project whose main objective is to establish an increased synergy between creative industries and Public authorities in order to contribute the capability of regions to create new knowledge and to generate innovation. The Creative@Hubs project is part of the Interreg Greece-Italy program. For more information visit Interreg Greece-Italy