Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI)

We are the network of knowledge for the creative industry. We use art, media, technology and design for a sustainable and metropolitan society. Anyone who would like to contribute to that is welcome!

In the CoECI, students and researchers work together closely with partners in practice (Business industry, governments, NGO’s). Together – and with out creative methods, techniques, strategies and products – we give shape and direction to societal transitions.

Sustainable impact is our goal. In an ecosystem we work on applicable, innovative solutions. In addition to that, we train the HBO-professional for the world of tomorrow.

The creative industry has the capacity to get people in motion. It makes our society conscious and critical, and transforms possibilities into opportunities. ‘The attention for human size and the power of shaping change, shape the unique wager and contribution of the creative industry to developments of society and economy.

We focus on five themes:

        • to humanise the digital society
        •  to enable a sustainable way of living
        •  to create a healthy human condition
        • to strengthen the creative ecosystem of the sector
        • to ensure inclusive participation

The CoECI is an initiative of the ‘Hogeschool van Amsterdam’ the ‘Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’ and Hogeschool Inholland. In 2019 the Gerrit Rietveld Academie joined.