Many Results Shared During the CUPIDO Final Conference

11 June 2022 - Published by Anna Grude
The CUPIDO Final Conference took place during 8 – 10 June in Inverness and St Andrews, Scotland. During the conference, results, and insights from the project were presented. All partners were represented and everyone that attended made the three days a great success.

CUPIDO’s final conference focused on showcasing examples of best transnational practices relating to visualisation and testing of cultural potentials and empowerment and job creation. The eight CUPIDO pilots and the many great results were presented and gave good insight on how the partners have for example used VR and other technologies relevant to the cultural sector to create and strengthen new business start-ups and existing SMEs.

– We are very proud of all the results produced in the CUPIDO pilots and hope that these results will live for a long time and lead to new opportunities in the cultural business field, says Katarina Nordmark, project leader of CUPIDO.

During the conference Fèisean nan Gaidheal, one of Scotland’s leading cultural social enterprises, presented the creative work they do that contributes to regional attractiveness. The audience also got to hear from a range of other external partners namely Creative Inverness Academy / WASPs about its work and support to the creative sector; XpoNorth Trade Network Manager and HIE’s Creative Industries Team about HIE’s business programme of support to the region’s creative industries sector; Skuli Björn / Iceland and the EU NPA PHIVE Cultural Technology Project; and Sweden’s Dream Team “Skildra” and its work in digital storytelling and game development together with young people.

– It has been a great project and very fruitful and inspiring days in Scotland, that we will take with us while we keep on working in the CUPIDO spirit in our future work, says Katarina.

The program also contained very interesting visits to Highlanders Museum, Fort George, St Andrews University Digital Lab and a guided tour of local heritage sites and attraction in St Andrews.

The Värmland Project Management team wants to thank all our partners that made the CUPIDO project a success and a special thanks to our hosts for the final conference, the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and University of St Andrews.