The Creative Tour is an initiative by Future By Lund together with The Creative Plot for entrepreneurs, with the mission to reduce the threshold for entrepreneurs to get going with developing their ideas; favorably over a fika and by coming out to you instead. Furthermore, The Creative Tour hopes to increase the amount of successful innovative companies/organisations in the region that are working towards a smarter society.
Last time the tour was out in 2016 (by the name Barcamper), we scouted 80 business ideas, had a participation rate of 55% women and a turnover of a dozen startups and companies from our Bootcamp that are still climbing the growth and scaleup ladder. This time around, we're coming back better than ever and feeling psyched to come out and meet you with our team and partners, both old and new!
If we were to reverse the question, why a dumber society? Without divulging too deeply into the issue, we know many parts of our own societies could and should always do better. But we can't solve everything by ourselves or by mindpower alone. More smart innovations are needed to create the next versions of truly sustainable cities.
Future By Lunds line of thought is that creating the right conditions for smart innovations will propel us faster towards that future. Many of our projects therefore depend on the notion of cross-fertilization, or put in layman terms, creatively putting people with different skill sets, resources and backgrounds together. For The Creative Tour we'll do it one fika at a time.
For us it really doesn't matter what you do, if your idea is big or small, if it's a hobby or a universal game changer - as long as you belive that your idea contributes to a smarter society, we want hear all about it. Our focus is to remove the complexity connected to idea development and support ideas who in one way or another contribute to a better and smarter society for all of us.
Therefore we invite anyone that identifies themselves as ideabearers and entrepreneurs or people in startups or small/medium companies who has great ideas in stock, to book an in depth session with our team or drop-in at our landing sites for an impromptu dialogue!
However, if you're unsure what a smart society idea might entail, it might fall into one of the following categories.
Mobility & Logistics
Internet of Things
Our future living spaces
Arts, Design & Communication
Human Centric Ideas
Music & Film
Shared & Social economies
Circular business models