Map of the DC Network Regions: Tampere, Finland; Shanghai, P.R. China; Scotland, United Kingdom; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rhône-Alpes, France; Oklahoma, USA; Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands; Lombardia, Italy; Karnataka, India; Flanders, Belgium; Central-Denmark, Denmark; Catalonia, Spain; Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
What is it ?
Annually, each district of the Districts of Creativity Network sends delegates to attend a “Reverse Mission” at the host district, with the mission being to discover how innovation and entrepreneurial creativity helped shape the district.
As the DC Network website defines the Reverse Mission : leading public servants, policy makers and experts from the Districts of Creativity regions gather to explore a host region during a three day program that provides insights into the way the hosting region fosters creativity and innovation. Business meetings, site visits, presentations and workshops are worked out with the aim to bring inspiration, best practices and loads of useful contacts that can be translated to the other DC regions.
Oklahoma City hosted 2015’s fact-finding Reverse Mission for the Districts of Creativity. Kiplinger put Oklahoma City on its ‘Great Cities for Starting a Business list’ and Forbes is keeping an eye on the city when it comes to start-ups and innovation. It’s certainly no coincidence that this region is a member of the Districts of Creativity Network.
From March 26 till 28, Oklahoma provided the opportunity for its international guests to meet the organizations and key players in this booming region that hosted the 2015 Creativity World Forum only a few days later, on March 31!
Oklahoma City was honored to prepare such a one of a kind itinerary for its international guests.