Engagement Vorstandsvorsitz

Executive Board member of EIT Culture & Creativity e.V. (since 2023)

EIT Culture & Creativity is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). As a Knowledge and Innovation Community, it aims to strengthen and transform Europe’s Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) by connecting creatives and organisations to Europe’s largest innovation network.

On April 5, 29 European organizations came together in Cologne, Germany, to legally constitute the EIT Culture & Creativity association (eingetragener Verein, e.V). The association will serve as the legal platform for core partners to connect and organize as a community in the General Assembly. Prasanna Oommen and Sven Kreigenfeld were appointed as members of the Executive Board of the e.V. in the founding act.

For the next 7 years, EIT Culture & creativity will:

  • empower and connect creatives and innovators across Europe and contribute to a more resilient, more sustainable, and transformational sector.
  • unlock latent value from a multitude of small cultural and creative stakeholders through technology transfer, improved cross-sectoral collaboration and their effective integration in production value networks.
  • strengthen artistic driven innovation as an indispensable part of the European Innovation Ecosystem.
  • reinforce the appreciation and anchoring of European values, and identities.
  • harness the unique position of the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries to facilitate Europe’s Green, Digital and Social transitions.