KIA - Kreativ Interaksjon i arbeidslivet

The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote sustainable economic growth

Sub programme: Kattegat/Skagerrak

Lead Partner: ApEx - Center for Anvendt Oplevelsesøkonomi, Aalborg University

Norwegian Project owner: Fredrikstad kommune

Partners: Västra Götaland region, Skådebanan, Aust Agder fylkeskommune, Vest Agder Fylkeskommune, Østfold fylkeskommune, Region Nordjylland

Project Period: 1 January 2009 - 31 December 2011

Total Budget: 1 557 849 EUR

EU Grant: 332 762 EUR

Norwegian IR Grant: 342 506 EUR

Project Coordinator: Jens F. Jensen


Phone: +45 99 40 72 79


The project «KIA - Kreativ Interaksjon i arbeidslivet » (Creative Interaction in the Workplace), developed methods relevant to the cross-fertilization of artistic creativity within the development of the economy in the region. The key issue of the project was to explore and exploit the growing role of creativity in the region’s economy. The creative power inherent in the cultural sector promoted new ideas and brought new perspectives into the industry which contributed to innovation and strengthened the economic competitiveness in the region.

The project aimed to develop and improve the quality of innovation alliances, the measurement of the outcomes of alliances and the quality of the operators’ supporting role. In order to achieve this, a structured exchange of knowledge needed to be undertaken. A key goal was to build a competency knowledge-base, which the operators can use to support innovation alliances between artistic excellence and the workplace.

The result of the project was a Scandinavian model of innovation alliances and metrics that ensure the quality of the work. In the long-term, this strengthen sustainable development in the region. It also generate a more creative, innovation-rich work environment in the area and at the same time attract more artists to work in these new arenas.

Project Coordinator

Jens F. Jensen

+45 99 40 72 79