The Project

CIGN (Creative Industries Global Network) is a pan-European network for curricular development for the Creative Industries. It aims to identify sectorial skill-gaps, develop curricula to address these, and enable opportunities for future employment.


Project Coordinator
Tommie Nyström
Linköping University
SE-60176 Norrköping


Friday, 5th May
Venue: Hochschule der Medien, Nobelstr. 8, 70569 Stuttgart, Room I.007


09:00 - 09:10 Welcome address, Jörg Westbomke and Tommie Nyström
09:10 - 09:30 Startup Center, Center for Academic Continuing Training and Center for Teaching and Learning
- HdM's pathway into the 21st century

Magdalena Rutschmann-Weinle, Stuttgart Media University
09:30 - 10:00 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step -
Challenges, successes and findings of the CIGN project

Gillian Mothersill, Ryerson University, Toronto, Tommie Nyström, Linköping University
10:00 - 10:30 Identification of skills gaps in cross-media design and production in the creative industries
Luk Bouters, Artevelde University College Ghent
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break / Networking


10:50 - 11:00 National surveys and topics selected for curricular development
Tommie Nyström, Linköping University
11:00 - 11:30 Multiplatform Creative Production
Jörg Westbomke, Stuttgart Media University
11:30 - 12:00 Researching Creative Practice - Robert Sutter
Robert Sutter, University of the West of Scotland
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break + Networking
13:00 - 13:30 Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Christel De Maeyer, Artevelde University College Ghent
13:30 - 14:00 International Cross Media Project
Tomas Törnqvist, Tomas Törnqvist, Linköping University
14:00 - 14:30 Evaluation of course materials in an international context - The findings
Jörg Westbomke, Stuttgart Media University


15:00 - 15:45 Discussion Forum
Luk Bouters, Gillian Mothersill, Tommie Nyström, Robert Sutter, Jörg Westbomke
chaired by Ian Baitz, Ryerson University Toronto
15:00 - 16:00 The way forward...
Tommie Nyström, Linköping University
Luk Bouters, Artevelde University College Ghent
Jörg Westbomke, Stuttgart Media University

Project Details

Start date: 2014-09-04
Programme type: Key Action 2 – Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices
Programme Acronym: CIGN
Duration: 36 months
End Date: 2017-09-04

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Funded by the European Union
within the ERASMUS+ Programme