Director of Materahub, Italy
Paolo Montemurro, Director of Materahub, project manager of EU funded projects since 2008, is working since 2010 on capacity building actions for the Creative and Cultural sector and support to young entrepreneurs and startup in the cultural and social sector. Since 2014, he has worked on cross-fertilization between arts and other sector of economy, society and culture. Actively involved in the process of candidature of Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture particularly on the capacity building process for cultural organizations that will develop the artistic and cultural program, he has been working on the topic of internationalization and networking at EU level for the Creative and Cultural sector. Since 2016, he is the person in charge of bringing Materahub in European networks among which the European Creative Business Network, Creative Business Cup Network, European Creative Hubs Network. In this network, he has worked with EC Science HUB JRC on a pilot project to discover how creative hubs can become places to co-design policies to support youth employment through the Creative and Cultural sector. In 2018, he has started a new project focused on supporting faculties of arts & humanities on developing new spaces for innovation, entrepreneurship education for students and academic staff, cross -fertilization with companies.