Innovative technology for cultural institutions

We are working on creation of a CulTIP innovative solutions using technology and entrepreneurship for culture, where entrepreneurs, start-ups, ICT students and representatives of cultural institutions in Macedonia work together to modernize cultural institutions. They should create innovative solutions on how technology and innovation can support cultural management and boost audience development.

Promotional event on culture, technology and innovation, April 2014

We organised a one day promotional event for ICT students, young entrepreneurs, start-ups and representatives of cultural institutions in Macedonia to present and showcase experiences about digital technology and its impact on cultural organisations and their management.

CulTIP initial workshop, April 2014

We have organized a one-day workshop with representatives from the cultural institutions and IT professionals to brainstorm areas or interest and possible cooperation that use digital and innovative technologies. 

CulTIP Challenge, May 2014

We organised a CulTIP Challenge on technology and entrepreneurship for culture, where we invited young entrepreneurs, start-ups, ICT students and representatives of cultural institutions in Macedonia to work together. They were invited to create innovative solutions on how technology and innovation can support cultural management and boost audience development.

Creative enterprise and business training for cultural institutions, June 2014

We have selected 6 teams from the CulTIP challenge and will provide an intensive 4-day training on how the teams can further develop their initial project ideas and learn about business planning, marketing, budgeting and presentation of their project pitch.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Market segmentation and targeting;

Development of a business model 'Business Canvas';

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Overview of promotional sttrategies of European museums;

New technologies and innovation for cultural institutions;

Branding strategy of new product and services;

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Development of marketing plan;

Sustainability and scalability aspects of the solutions;

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Preparation of presentation project pitch;

Evaluation of the pitch and proposed solutions.

CulTIP Challenge winning solution, October 2014

We have selected a CulTIP Challenge winning solution from the six teams in Macedonia that offered innovative proposals for the cultural institutions. The event was scheduled for Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 13.00-15.00 at the TMF amphitheatre premises for representatives of museums, libraries, IT companies, young enreprepneurs and FINKI students. The winning CulTIP project was 'Web based audio player for streaming audio books' by the National and University Library 'St. Clement of Ohrid'-Skopje in partnership with MASIT. The next steps include development and promotion of the final project solution.

Audio player promotion for people with special needs, February 2015

The National and university library "St. Clement of Ohrid" - Skopje and the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FINKI) with the support from the British Council designed an audio player for people with special needs. Its aim is to allow easier access to audio content available at the unit for people with visual impairment at the national and university library. Find out more about the final promotional event.

The project showcases a practical model of involvement of the education sector through innovation and entrepreneurship in response to cultural institutions needs for modernization of their management and services. It includes three elements: awareness raising about the creative industries agenda among current and future IT and design professionals, practical cooperation between these sectors and creation of an end result product for the benefit of modernization of selected cultural institutions. We work with the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering and their Social Innovation Hub, both based in Skopje, Macedonia.