WP4-Development of Creative-Traditional Business Innovation Training Model, Success Story
Another success story of the CTCC project started during the seminar Design Thinking for Innovation in Klaipeda. A start-up entrepreneur Darius Ripkauskas from Lithuania, who gave up a well-paid job and set up his own business, got the support of his idea of constructing stylized shelves for collectors and kids from the workshop mentors. Mr. Ripkauskas started to work on his project and soon he began to receive orders for the stylized shelves from America, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, and Slovenia. Later on, at the Design Talks Business Conference in Gdynia, which was a part of the CTCC project and aimed to establish a creative broker platform bridging traditional and creative sectors, D. Ripkauskas was consulted by other participants about management and business development. That helped him to expand his business and start to produce souvenirs, representing the Rietavas, which are in high demand these days because of the tourism growth in the region.