Posted on: 25. June 2024

DEEP DIVE in the quintuple helix of a compact UNESCO Creative City of Design

Let us show you how we spark the city and region of Kortrijk by engaging all stakeholders of the quintuple helix design ecosystem

In our encounters with existing and candidate UNESCO Creative Cities (of Design), we experience that cities are searching how to build a structural and sustainable ecosystem around the theme of design (or another creative field).

Based on our experience of 20 years, we can show you how we have built our ecosystem in Kortrijk around design, engaging business, government, education, environment and citizens. We know how to involve them, what is important for them and how to keep them excited.


We would like to invite you to travel to Kortrijk for a 3-day deep dive.

  • We will show you how we built our quintuple helix design ecosystem including business, government, education, environment and citizens.
  • We will visit quintuple helix stakeholder partners with whom you can interact: companies, design studios, cultural venues, research centers, …
  • We will give you insights in our opportunities and challenges, and how we respond to them.
  • We will share our financial
  • We finish the deep dive with an Innowiz workshop to create your own quintuple helix design ecosystem, to take home to your stakeholders.







Stijn Debaillie