In partnership with the Saxon Ministry for Regional Development, we at KreativLandTransfer // European Perspectives intend to strengthen rural regions and facilitate European knowledge transfer.

We’re seeking successful collaborations between cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural regions across Europe. Our goal is to showcase their innovative and cross-sectoral approaches on this platform, making them accessible to all those interested.

If you’ve been or are currently part of such a collaboration, we’ve compiled a questionnaire for you to share your experiences with others. We’ll feature the collaborations submitted on our website and select certain projects for interviews about their personal experiences.

CCI meets SME: Your profiles

Design studio meets hotel

In recent years, various projects have been created in collaboration with the MACARONIE design studio and the Elldus Resort.

Das Tier von hier

With the "Das Tier von hier" [engl.: The animal from here] project, Agrozucht Burkersdorf is breaking new ground in the direct marketing of its beef products.

ORE One 82

A handmade ski from the Ore Mountains. The symbiosis of wood, fibreglass, carbon and fleece fibre from Norafin gives this ski special handling characteristics.


Boys from the Wood stands for folk art of the Ore Mountains in a contemporary design. Since 2014, we have been offering smokers, candle arches and previously non-existent contemporary merchandise.

Blue print armchair

The fabrics produced according to the old blue print tradition were processed by us in the upholstery area and additional trimmings from another old craft manufactory, Jende Manufaktur, were used.

Educational game WissERZ

Part of the general science in every third grade is a discussion of the home district, including the economy and culture. But where should schools get up-to-date knowledge about this?


BUTZE! is a self-initiated project with the aim of making a contribution to the sustainable tourist upgrading of rural regions by means of minimal interventions.


Every year, 'Wertzeugkisten' are distributed to the high school graduates of Erzgebirge grammar schools.