• What's up internationally?

    Overview of selected EACI related activities

    ISPIM Conference

    16-19 June 2019 - Florence, Italy

  • The EACI mission

    Stimulating creativity in innovation.

  • About the EACI

    What is the EACI?

    The European Association for Creativity & Innovation is a European not-for-profit association, which focuses on spreading (knowledge about) creativity in innovation throughout Europe.
     
    Our goal is is to stimulate creativity in innovation projects, processes & models.
     
    We aim to connect like-minded spirits through:
    1. our yearly special conference track at the ISPIM conference 
    2. this website 
    3. the Linkedin Group 
    4. the network of connected associations

     

    EACI mission: ABC(D)

    The mission of the EACI is to establish and strengthen the links between the different stakeholders in the field of creativity and innovation according to the ABC(D)-formula.

     

    The EACI wants to bridge:

    - A (Academics)

    - B (Business)

    - C (Consultants & trainers)

    - D (Diffusion: Arts and the rest of the world)

     

    The EACI network is open to all European (not-for-profit) associations/organisations and individuals, students, corporations and local governments.

     

    Best regards,

     

    The EACI Exec Board

    Ramon Vullings - Chairman

    Mark Vandael - Secretary

  • The EACI network

    Overview of EACI connected local associations in Europe.
    We keep on updating this list as the network grows.

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    Crea-Italy

    Italy

    COCD

    Belgium

    Crea-France

    France

    KreaNET

    The Netherlands

    GFK

    Germany

    TIT

    Poland

    Apgico

    Portugal

    IKI

    Denmark

    Swiss Association for C&I

    Switzerland

  • Join the EACI community on Linkedin

    Find like-minded creativity professionals

  • ECCI History

    Past conferences, themes & highlights. ECCI stands for European Conference on Creativity & Innovation.

    2017 - Composing the Innovation Symphony

    The 16th ECCI conference was held in Vienna from 18-21 June at the ISPIM conference.

    2016 - Blending Tomorrow’s Innovation Vintage

    The 15th ECCI conference was held in Porto from 19-22 June at the ISPIM conference.

    2015 - Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management

    The 14th ECCI conference was held in Budapest from 14-17 June at the ISPIM conference.

    2014 - Innovation for sustainable economy & society

    The 13th ECCI conference was held in Dublin, Ireland from 7-11 June and is organized by ISPIM. The theme was oriented at ‘Creativity IN innovation'

    2011 - Experience in Collaboration

    The 12th ECCI conference was held in Faro, Portugal from September 14-17 2011 and is organized by Apgico. The theme was oriented at ‘Collaboration: The ultimate learning experience in collaboration.

    2009 - Make it happen!

    The 11th ECCI conference was held in Brussels, Belgium from October 28-30 2009 and was organized by COCD and Flanders DC. The theme was oriented at implementing the results of creative and innovative processes.

    2007 - Co-creation

    Copenhagen in Denmark hosted the 10th E.A.C.I. conference on co-creation. A.o. the Copenhagen Business School was partnering this conference. The conference design was revolutionary with many innovative elements including a cross-disciplinary set-up of the academic program, a narration continuing throughout the conference, ‘crack the nut’ sessions focusing on concrete business cases and going to Danish companies.

    2005 - Transformations

    Lodz, the 2nd largest city of Poland hosted the 9th conference on transformations. The Academy of Humanities and Economics welcomed a variety of academics and practitioners sharing their insights. Polands recent historic transformation served as a foundation for an impressive conference.

    2003 - Cross Cultural Innovation

    This event in Germany was the first one which had high ranked participants from Asia:

    • China was represented by the President of China Creativity Association Mr, Zhang Du
    • Japan was represented by the President Mr. Takahashi 
    • Taiwan was represented by one person.

    Sid Parnes was awarded as Honorary Member at the end of the Conference.

    2001 - Safari

    The 7th ECCI conference, 9-12 December 2001 at the premises of the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands consisted of an idea safari building further on the 1999 conference format and further developing the academic program.

    1999 - Fit for the Future

    An inspiring conference on the eve of 2000! The Fit For the Future conference which was held from 12 to 15 December in Lattrop, the Netherlands. The academic program is enlarged. A new conference format is developed with short sessions enabling to take a broad perspective on the field of creativity and innovation; later on during the conference sessions which were well-received by the attendants were repeated for a larger audience.

    1996 - Impact

    Opening and closing by Dr. W. Sturner, Edward de Bono receives official star-nomination.

    1993 - Power of Synergy

    A splendid German Carnival in summer in Darmstadt! Keynotes by Dr. Horst Geschka, Prof. Tudor Rickards, Dr. Sidney Parnes.

    1991 - Quality Breakthroughs

    Special recognition to Dr. Sidney Parnes.

    1989 - Learning from Practice

    200 participants with kites on the beach in Noordwijk, the Netherlands! Practice sessions with 3M, DSM,…

    1987 - Network in Action

    An opening success in Noordwijk, the Netherlands! No keynotes.

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