Diversification requires a bold new strategy- Design and Innovation by Invitation. This requires incentivised tenancy on spaces with services, VAT exemptions, tax treaties and infrastructure to attract manufactures and multinationals. But this alone- will be insufficient. The race will be long. Overtaking- Research Triangle Park, One-North, Bilişim Vadisi, Yildiz Teknopark, Zhongguancun, FinChi, INNOPOLIS and the magnificent North-West Cambridge development will require the delivery of housing, recreational spaces, playgrounds, retail outlets, dormitories, foreign-system schools, gyms, clubs, childcare centres, road networks to surrounding towns and a transit oriented development plan.
Efficient urban transport systems are fundamental to economic vitality and competiveness of cities via investments on the supply of new transport infrastructure and a set of demand-side management measures to increase the efficiency of existing roads, coordinated land use and transportation services and a shift towards collective modes of movement. The proposed Bus Rapid Transit system can create a ‘stream of creativity’ among Higher Education (HE) institutions, including all UTT campuses which have the potential to evolve into a system of independent colleges and the St. Augustine and Debe Campuses of UWI. The flow of students, ideas, scholars and the traveling public within this Design and Innovation Passageway can connect creative hubs that focus on clean energy, the environment, ICT, the creative industries, and advanced design and manufacturing. Within these hubs or walled gardens built for inventors, crack talent, gadget-tinkers and venture capitalists, small dragonfly teams will have access to information, funding and cutting-edge tools to create, invent, innovate and drive the competitiveness agenda.
The entrepreneurial-state along with private-sector actors may consider the matrix below as an open template to cultivate the Creative Industries as part of the global experience economy that builds on this design and innovation by invitation strategy along with a bus rapid transit system.
|External Collaborators||Central Saint Martins, London; Istituto Marangoni, Italy; Parsons School of Design/the New School, NY; Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo; The Juilliard School, NY; Conservatoire de Paris, Paris; Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin; Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, Ludwigsburg; FAMU, Prague; USC School of Cinematic Arts, LA|
|Infrastructure||Sound Technology; Film; Animation; Gaming; Visual Communication Design; Photography; Fashion; Lighting|
|Funding||Prince Claus Fund; Rockefeller Foundation; Estethica; Headonism, BFC; BFC/Vogue Designer; Fashion Fund; Ford Foundation; BFC/ GQ Designer Menswear Fund; NewGen World Cinema Fund, Berlin; Digital R&D fund for the Arts; Angel Investors; UNESCO, Paris; Co-producers; Swedish International Development Agency, Stockholm; Crowdfunding; British Council Grants; Venture Capitalists; Youth Music Network Grants|
|Industry Advisory Board||fab (Fashion Association of Britain); ukft; Fashion Innovation Agency; Motion Picture Association America; Arts Council, UK; Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA); Netflix; Disney; Europa Corp; Sony; Cinecanal; Fox|
|Development and award-granting bodies||CFDA Fashion Awards (Swarovski); MTV Video Music Awards; The Fashion Awards (Swarovski); Academy and Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Oscar); Billboard Music Awards; British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta)|
|Service hubs||NEDCO; Insurance and Benefits; IP and general legal services; Labs and studio spaces; Hacker spaces; Marketing and communication advice; Modula lab benches; Custom and shipping services; Angel and venture funds|
|Amenities and resources||Immigration services; New venture support; Management counsel; Incorporation services ; Relocation support ; Postgraduate interns; Business development support; Library and data base services; Audio visual equipment; Translation services; Legal aid clinic; Shipping; International relationship building; Relationships with international research institutions, studios, laboratories, funding bodies, universities, schools and conservatories; Networking with multinationals, distributors, clients and manufacturers; Kickstarter planning and support; Furniture; Security; Courier services; 3D printing|
|Inter-ministerial spine||Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Arts; MoE; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs; Ministry of Planning and Development; Ministry of Trade and Industry; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development|
|Core curriculum||Animation; Carnival Studies; Computer, Network and Telecommunications Engineering; Digital Media Arts; Fashion; ICT; Music Technology; Performing Arts; Visual Communication Design|
|The Entrepreneurial State||CreativeTT; FashionTT; FilmTT; MusicTT; ExporTT; invesTT; TT Fair Trading Commission|