Title Creativity Development & Innovation Training Package for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Project Number 2011-1-BG1-LEO05-05031
Product Project Web Site: www.icreate-project.eu
Title Project Web Site: www.icreate-project.eu
Product Type website
The project website contains information about the main project outcomes:
+ Creativity Development and Innovation Handbook
+ Creativity and Innovation Audit Tool
+ Search tool with a number of filters for finding the most suitable creativity technique
+ Creativity exercises
There is also information about the project itself, the project meetings, the pilot testing and the dissemination activities.
The I-CREATE web site contains the main project outcomes as well as information about the steps through which the project was implemented:
+ Home Page - a quick look on all major project outcomes
+ Page with information about The Project - aims, activities, results
+ Project outcomes - the Creativity Handbook and Audit Tool are located in this section with detailed break-down of the learning material. There are extensive descriptions of the creativity techniques as well as some video tutorials (mainly in English). Within this section you can also find creativity exercises, creativity techniques search tool and a form where you can add your own creativity technique and become co-author in the project website.
+ Events - comprising information about project meetings, pilot testing and dissemination activities (available only in English)
+ E-library – containing lists of books, articles, journals, TED videos and other sources related to the topic of creativity (available only in English).
+ Information about the Partners with their contact details
+ Contact us form
Target group SMEs managers and emoployees; HR specialists; VET providers; training centers; career orientation centers; chambers of commerce and industry; associations; students, lectors; employment agencies, high school teachers; everyone interested on the topic of creativity.
The project website is available at the following address: http://www.icreate-project.eu
What makes the website unique and complementary to the developed Creativity Development Training Package is the provided search tool, which allows for searching techniques according to different filters such as number of people needed for conduction of the technique, time necessary, level of difficulty, supporting materials needed, web tools. This tool was elaborated so as to support companies in identifying quickly the technique most relevant for their sector and type of innovation sought.
Another added value of the project website is the availability of video tutorials for some of the techniques. The video clips proved to be very useful when a quick look on the technique is required or when the reader wants to be sure that he/she has understood the technique correctly. The short clips are embedded from youtube, however the intention of the partners is to continue the current project by improving the audio visual material for the techniques.
The online medium allows for adding of interactive exercises which to catch the attention of website visitors. The uploaded so far exercises are with different levels of difficulty and aim to develop various aspects of the creative mind - such as changing of perspective, abstractions, connecting ideas, thinking outside-of-the box, etc.
Last but not least the project website allows the adding of new techniques by visitors to the webpage. In this way the sustainability of the project will be guaranteed and there is the opportunity that new insights will emerge from this activity.
Area of application The project website can be applied in a large number of areas - practically it is applicable in all economic sectors. The search tool for creativity techniques allows finding the most suitable technique for a certain situation and in accordance with the available resources (number of people, duration, necessary materials, level of difficulty, available web tools, etc.).