This article reflects on the development of a creative economy training product and toolkit developed by Coventry University with SEBRAE (the Brasilian Micro and Small Business Support Service) and funded by British Council. It was devised following two weeks creative economy scoping visits in autumn 2017 in Brasil. The scoping visits identified the need for a fun and “disruptive” business planning experience leading to rapid prototyping which would allow new creative economy ideas to be brought to market at low development cost – “Sprint”. A one day micro Sprint was tested in four locations in Brazil to excellent feedback in late 2017. The client subsequently requested a three day version of the methodology to invest more time in the cultural change of the creative entrepreneur and the development of an associated toolkit. However, this Sprint has subsequently also been rolled out in a super condensed 3 hour version piloting in 2019 and 2020 in Ukraine through British Council Creative Spark programmes. The toolkit offers skills and techniques to train creative entrepreneurs and their mentors in enabling the growth of the creative economy in their communities. This paper predominantly focuses on the implementation of the client commissioned three day Sprint.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||E3S Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Apr 2020|
|Event||International Conference on Sustainable Futures: Environmental, Technological, Social, and Economic Matters (ICSF 2020) - Kryvyi Rih National University, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine|
Duration: 20 May 2020 → 22 May 2020
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
Tomlins, R., Cuthill, H., Richards, A., Sukumar, A., & Malynka, O. (2020). Sprinting for creative economy growth – a case study of a business planning and rapid prototyping toolkit for the Brazilian creative economy sector. E3S Web of Conferences, 166, . https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202016609004, https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202016609004