Multiplicities organises innovation workshops in Oranienburg. New drivers of centres of growth - such as the creative hub Oranienwerk - are often not yet well-connected to regional SMEs and vice versa. Multiplicities and Inpolis Urbanism GmbH use 'open' and 'cross-' innovation processes to generate new innovations. This requires spatial connections that enable interaction between different actors. Access to procedural expertise, materials and process knowledge connected to concrete problems relevant to everyday life constitute a situation from which new ideas can arise. New coordination and cooperation mechanisms particularly emerge from so-called open source projects. This is reflected in the growing importance of co-working spaces worldwide. The InnovationsWerkstatt Oranienburg facilitates the local development of up-to-date, practical formats of cooperation and transfer. Participants from the region are able to do better networking with other sectors of the regional economy. They have the opportunity to build up their portfolios and start new partnerships with companies. Thus, the format gives greater visibility to the local creative industries.
Photo: VOW Leandro Sandro
New Actors for district development
Multiplicities analyses processes of value creation at the nearly 500 open maker spaces of COWERK – a Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project.
Photo: Gregor Fischer
Preparation of a master plan for the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region
Multiplicities and Inpolis Urbanism GmbH formulate the strategy for the master plan ICT, media and creative industries for the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region.
Photo: Stefan Puchner
Participatory cultural profiles for the Theatre Augsburg
Participation, analysis and citizen dialogues as a starting point for the formulation of new cultural profiles in Augsburg (Bavaria).