CLIC – Creazione in Lombardia di Imprese Culturali


CLIC - Creazione in Lombardia di Imprese Culturali

CLIC - Creation of Cultural Industries in Lombardy” is promoted by CILAB together with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Afol Metropolitana and Desgin Department of Politecnico di Milano.



CLIC aims to support and to implement the process of entrepreneurship development within the cultural and creative sectors, by means of training courses, internships, and specific mentoring paths with partners of excellence at the European level.

Thanks to the CLIC project, the selected participants will have the opportunity to take part in training sessions aimed at identifying, developing and implementing their own entrepreneurial initiatives or ideas related to the culture and creative sectors. In detail, the training sessions will offer lectures and practical exercises to enhance the project awareness of each participant, from both a design and an entrepreneur point of view. During the courses, the participants will be supported by professionals and experts in cultural and creative industries that will offer particular tools used to foster design, business and management skills for being able to visualize, to identify and to develop the right business model.

The training sessions will be followed by internships in qualified instituted, located in other EU countries, during which the participants will have the chance to create and to expand their own network and to get in touch with various initiatives in order to understand their best practices and some elements of success.

Once back in Italy, the participants will benefit from a mentoring path (provided by PoliHub experts) aimed at refining the expertise and the tools gained from the two previous phases, in order to improve their own creative idea in a solid and effective business project, involving digital technologies and identifying the necessary resources and actions to be further implemented.


The project is organized into the following steps:

  1. SELECTION: 30 unemployed talents will be chosen, who are interested and motivated to follow a path of human and professional growth. Having the domicile or the residence in Lombardy is mandatory, and it is requested to have at least a high school diploma.
  2. ACTIVATION: the selected talents will attend the 7-months full immersion program which will provide also an abroad experience in Europe, by means of an internship in a company, hub or agency in Germany, Slovenia, Lithuania, Portugal, Belgium, Estonia, Spain, France that are already working in the design, multimedia and ICT, fashion and communication sectors.
  3. SUPPORT: the participants will be supported and guided during and after the internship, through mentoring activities focused on the technical-economic verification of the projects and the realization of prototypes and service tests.
  4. REALIZATION: at the end of the 7-months program, there will be a final presentation event aimed to provide international visibility to the participants.

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