The Digital Creativity Center (CCD), acknowledged as one of the anchor projects of the Creative Industry Cluster in Northern Portugal, is a center of competence and creative excellence with an infrastructure equipped with cutting edge technology in the areas of Digital and Interactive Arts, Computer Music, Sound Design, Audiovisual and Cinematic Arts, Computer Animation.
The CCD integrates and promotes the following activities: Artistic Production, Research, Specialized Training, Business Incubation and Events Organization. The implementation of project?s first phase was accomplished in 2012, with the support of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and a starting investment of around 1 million euros in: a Motion Capture Lab, an Interactive Art Lab, a Sound Surround Mixing Studio, and Outdoor Video Projection and Production equipment.
The CCD activity is focused on the following vectors:
By means of a new paradigm of multi-disciplinary production, the CCD paves the way to the promotion of productivity and competitiveness, pushing forward the development of the creative industries in the region and in the country, while at the same time fostering the wellbeing of the community.
The CCD presents itself as high impact initiative for the development of the Creative Industries Cluster, leveraging the existing experience and the synergies that result from the cooperation with the main agents in this sector, both nationally and internationally, with a special focus on the Northern Region of Portugal.