The main topics of the meeting were the Video Pitching Toolkit (VPT), the Creative2Creative matching programme and the new MyCreativeEdge.eu. There were 6 participants i: Saila Puukko (a creative momentum project Coordinator), Henri Finstöm (Project Worker), Eija Rajalin (Senior Lecturer of Business & Culture at Lapland University of Applied Sciences), Simo Rontti (Service Design Teacher at Lapland University), Teija-Liisa Paananen (Finnish Lapland Film Comission/House of Lapland) and Satu Huikuri (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment)
The VPT was received well by all IAG members. Simo Rontti argued that the VPT could be very usable toolkit and a programme for start-ups operating in the Service Design Industry in Rovaniemi’s University.
The IAG members also discussed various ways to foster international networking. Particularly, they discussed a Twin- or Sister-Cities type of programme, during which entrepreneurs could network with people from other country efficiently.
The Creative2Creative matching programme raised much interest, but also questions. Rontti presented the University’s HAMOK programme – a initiative which also has same objective as the Creative Momentum’s activity: “The HAMOK program is for small businesses and entrepreneurs who, through cooperation, can take up larger clients and more business”.
2017 will be an exciting year for Northern Finland, as creatives from the various regions involved in a creative momentum project will attend in Arctic Design Week.