Connect Creativity

Innovative cross-sector projects that connect students with corpo­rates

Connect Creativity is a concept for connecting students from various nations and differ­ently oriented univer­sities with repre­sen­ta­tives from companies from all industry sectors in joint projects. In doing so, we aim to develop innovative ideas and novelties by using proven methods in a coöpe­rative, targeted and syste­matic manner.

Creating new concepts takes the ability to think outside the box, take new perspec­tives, and follow unbeaten paths. This includes

      • The willingness to open your mind and to welcome new experi­ences
      • Future-mindedness

      • Scope for the creativity

Creating a basis for creative dynamics

Fixed canons of values, rituals, and norms can pose serious obstacles to creativity and creative dynamics. One of the simplest methods to overcome these hurdles is to involve people from other work environ­ments and organiz­a­tions in a highly targeted manner.

Thus, the purpo­seful combi­nation of different mind sets, experi­ences and skills can help break the mold and explore new avenues towards a culture of innovation. In doing so, we can create a creative flow by enabling mutual exchange and inspi­ration.

Connect Creativity integrates female and male specia­lists from all ages, natio­na­lities and profes­sional background like e.g. natural scien­tists, designers, artists, etc. — forming them into cross-disci­plinary teams.

However, it is prere­quisite for such diverse, cross-sector teams to develop a common under­standing of problems, goals, termi­nology, as well as new rules and rituals.

Fast team building

Connect Creativity includes fast team building activities to form hetero­genous work groups into collec­tively acting teams. They work very effecively if the complement each others in their charisma, commu­ni­cation styles, and knowledge while at the same creating emotional energy through different personal qualities.

Our teamwork concept impli­cates the …

  • merging of knowledge and experi­ences of parti­ci­pants
  • overcoming perceptual filters
  • using of different perspec­tives as sources of inspi­ration and impulse

This also includes: 

  • Challenging, provoking, and irritating
  • Role plays of situa­tions
  • Generating public images
  • Developing scenarios
  • Agility
  • Creating an inspiring work environment
  • Taking personal respon­si­bility
  • Scope for creativity
  • Asking the right questions