Upcoming Events

The Creative Ring is connecting creatives across Europe. How? Through working together on projects, sharing knowledge, and through events. Below, you will find an overview of the events connected to the Creative Ring.

  • August 29 – September 1, OpenLivingLab Days (Incl. workshop The value of Ecosystems), Krakow (Poland)
    OpenLivingLab Days is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community, formally the ENoLL Summer School. The annual 4 day event includes interactive sessions, workshops, lively discussion panels with excursions and off-site visits with the aim of giving the participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to Living Labs. Participants have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the leading experts on the subject and to network with other Living Lab enthusiasts.
  • September 2, Brussels Creative Forum, Brussels (Belgium)
    It’s the beginning of the cultural and creative year of Brussels! This Friday, the Second of September, the new dialoguing platform of the cultural and creative industries BRUSSELS CREATIVE will be officially and symbolically launched in the frame of the Brussels Creative Forum. The Fourth edition of the Brussels Creative Forum takes place at BOZAR.
  • September 6, Artificial Intelligence Party, Brussels (Belgium)
  • September 6, Gluon Party, Brussels (Belgium)
    An annual initiative of Gluon, wherein guests are invited to meet like-minded peers and to spend an increadible moment with inspiring entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, artists and creators
  • September 13, The New Textile Generation – Sustainable Textiles, Gent (Belgium)
    Circulaire economie, cradle to cradle, ‘Fair trade’, … Sustainability is urgent, also in the field of textiles. There are opportunities to be found in sustainable innovation. By working eco-friendly, companies can lower their cost, deliver better products and create new markets. Ministry of Makers gives the stages to experts to share their knowledge on new resources and production processes, sustainable business models and the integration of new technology in textiles. More info will follow shortly at the MoM website.
  • September 15, Brussels Creative members meeting, theme: Women and Innovation, Brussels (Belgium)
    BRUSSELS CREATIVE FORUM is a place of exchange, ideal for linking people to each other, great to find inspiration and new ideas. Good know-how will be exchanged, cross-disciplinary connections wil be made and people will come together to find innovative solutions for urban development. Creative entrepreneurship will be stimulated in an environment of dialogue and the sharing of experiences.
  • September 17-22, SEC2SV trip to Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley (USA)
    Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley 2016 (SEC2SV) once again brought together the most relevant founders, professionals, and policy-makers from the EU entrepreneurial ecosystem and Silicon Valley in engaging meetings and workshops with the goal of forging meaningful long term relationships.
  • October 16-18, International Conference on Intelligent Textiles and Mass Customisaton, Ghent (Belgium)
    The ITMC2017 Conference targets guests from various branches and disciplines related to the textile industry. This interdisciplinary approach is key in maximizing the potential and development of textile materials and tools for various applications. The Conference aims to fully exploit this potential and be the catalyst for creating a beneficial synergy between designers, manufacturers, suppliers and end users from all sectors.
  • October 21-29, World Design Event & Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
    This year Dutch Design Foundation and Design City Eindhoven launch the World Design Event (WDE). The first in a series of international design events to be held every four years, WDE is a platform for future makers from all over the world. We want to share knowledge and learn from others. During the first World Design Event, therefore, we invite designers from all over the world to come and shape the future together.
  • November 1-3, Creativity World Forum, Aarhus (Denmark)
    Creativity World Forum is a two-day worldwide conference putting together around 2000 top creative minds each year. This is the 13th edition and will be Europe’s largest forum on entrepreneurial creativity in 2017. In other words. This is one conference in 2017 you can’t miss, if you’re defining yourself as a creative!
  • November 14-15, Smart City Expo, Barcelona (Spain)
    As the leading event for cities, we understand the need for giving cities a powerful global voice as well as an innovative platform for common urban action. The event is the meeting point for governments, companies, entrepreneurs and research centers, where cities meet other cities, showcase their projects and find new solutions, and where companies make business. It has turned out to be an exceptional networking platform to connect people working in and with cities around the world who are tackling similar challenges and generating opportunities for action.