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Aspects of Creative Industries 4.0

This short article is the result of a search for relevant sources that examine, describe and forecast the development of the creative industries. This, in turn, is motivated by our participation in the implementation of the XD Media Hub project under the Erasmus + Program, which is the object of the collective efforts of several international partners.

At its core, the article builds on the report  Creative Industry 4.0 - towards a new globalized creative economy, examining the implications for the creative economy of the rapid changes in automated technology and advanced internet communication that have come to be known as Industry 4.0.    

Rich learning opportunities in Portugal

Martin Petrov
Marketing Manager of Cluster Sofia Knowledge City

This is a short discribtion of my 3-days learnig trip to Portugal, a result of our international activities and good partnership between our cluster and INNOVA-RIA

I visited the Digital Communities Summit in Águeda, Aveiro, Portugal, and this visit was filled with rich learning opportunities, insightful discussions, and stimulating exploration of the region's digital landscape. This meticulously planned mission, expertly coordinated by INNOVA-RIA, served as a remarkable platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and understanding the strides being taken in creating digital communities.

The Ecomoda project

Based on materials from the ECOMODA Project 

The environmental challenges of the garment and textile industries

More than 70% of textiles and clothing imported into the EU come from Asia (China, Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.). However, the EU is still the second largest exporter of textiles and clothing after China, with a textile export value of around USD 66 billion. At the same time, the EU remains the leading importer of textiles and clothing, accounting for more than 23% of global imports, according to the WTO. The industry employs 1.5 million people across over 160,000 companies in the EU, most of which are SMEs, and the EU's annual turnover in 2019 was €162 billion. euro.

Business approach to fight climate change

Dimitar Hristov

Climate change is a major global challenge, and we as an industrial cluster that unites knowledge-based companies have to message to all that we, the business can play a critical role in addressing it.

So, we believe that by adopting sustainable practices, investing in sustainable technologies, supporting climate policies, and adapting to the impacts of climate change, businesses can help create a more sustainable future for all.

Here are a few ways businesses can approach climate change:

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