Case:
Creative Ring

Energize & revitalize your city

The Creative Ring uses DataScouts to map and build collective knowledge about the creative ecosystem(s) of their member cities.

Contribution of stakeholders involved in the local open innovation ecosystems enables building a common knowledge base around urban innovation. The Creative Ring invites wikipedians, digital artists, local media producers, makers, fablabbers, arduinos, designers, web entrepreneurs, researchers, incubators and accelerators, directors of creative spaces and whoever is concerned about or involved in the Creative Industries to contribute to this massive mapping exercise.


Creative Ecosystem

A new generation of entrepreneurs and creative individuals is emerging in today’s cities. Gathered in a diverse urban “tribes”, formal and informal communities of creative people join forces in local creative ecosystems.

Open minded people embracing creativity and culture will come up with novel approaches to solve common problems as well controversial ideas, which might turn out to be the next disruptive innovation. Connecting individual actors leads to combining ideas and assets, linking opportunities, discovering crossovers and synergies. As a connected crowd, bigger goals can be reached and more impact can be generated.

By inviting creative individuals and organizations to join the Creative Ring’s ecosystem, they are encouraged to start connecting with like minded people and boost urban innovation!

Challenges & goals

While cities are facing a wide range of challenges, they increasingly become an open platform for innovation that enables new forms of co-creation, making, learning and trading by combining new technologies with traditional values, expertise and skills. Urban creative ecosystems are often isolated from their counterparts in other cities. As a consequence, the is an immense potential for innovation by connecting local creative ecosystems.

The Creative Ring facilitates these engagements, by enabling a European-wide, technology-supported experimental ecosystem for creative talents, professionals and stakeholders working in and with the Creative Industries in order to

  • Boost the competitiveness and the digital transformation of the Creative Industries in Europe;
  • Leverage urban innovation as a transformation engine towards a more inclusive and smarter society;
  • Generate a mentality shift encouraging (social) entrepreneurship and transmit the start-up mentality into society;
  • Establish a constant dialogue with politically, economically and socially relevant institutions across Europe.


Ecosystem Intelligence

Using DataScouts to map and explore the creative ecosystems, provides the means to combine a data-driven approach with a bottom-up methodology to curate the data and discover the enabling connections. DataScouts facilitates the communication between policy makers, researchers, the creative communities and industry partners. The fact based approach allows the ecosystem leads to monitor defined KPIs to measure the vibrancy of a creative ecosystem and the economic as well as societal impact they generate.

On the other side, DataScouts allows to enhance the mapping of the local creative ecosystems with non-structured information, inviting stakeholders to contribute to the platform, adding an informative layer about the different actors, their aspirations and their contributions to the innovation ecosystem, facilitating cross-disciplinary matchmaking, co-creation and co-performance.

Create your ecosystem


Portfolio of companiesIndustry clusterCreative or innovation hubAssociation of member organisationsEntrepreneurial ecosystem or programValue network, incl. suppliers, customers, leads, competitors

Business ownerEcosystem leadBusiness analyst or consultantStudent or researcherAccount manager or business developerInvestor or portfolio manager

Prefer to contact a human being? Contact us at info@datascouts.eu

Create your ecosystem


Portfolio of companiesIndustry clusterCreative or innovation hubAssociation of member organisationsEntrepreneurial ecosystem or programValue network, incl. suppliers, customers, leads, competitors

Business ownerEcosystem leadBusiness analyst or consultantStudent or researcherAccount manager or business developerInvestor or portfolio manager

Prefer to contact a human being? Contact us at koen@datascouts.eu

Create your ecosystem


Portfolio of companiesIndustry clusterCreative or innovation hubAssociation of member organisationsEntrepreneurial ecosystem or programValue network, incl. suppliers, customers, leads, competitors

Business ownerEcosystem leadBusiness analyst or consultantStudent or researcherAccount manager or business developerInvestor or portfolio manager

Prefer to contact a human being? Contact us at koen@datascouts.eu

Create your ecosystem


Portfolio of companiesIndustry clusterCreative or innovation hubAssociation of member organisationsEntrepreneurial ecosystem or programValue network, incl. suppliers, customers, leads, competitors

Business ownerEcosystem leadBusiness analyst or consultantStudent or researcherAccount manager or business developerInvestor or portfolio manager

Prefer to contact a human being? Contact us at koen@datascouts.eu