MUNICH Bavarian companies performed excellently at the 'Kultur- und Kreativpiloten Deutschland' (cultural and creative pilots) awards ceremony in Berlin. Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner: “There were six Bavarian companies among this year's 32 award winners, chosen from a total of 704 submissions. This underscores the tremendous potential of the Bavarian cultural and creative sector. I sincerely congratulate all winners.” Emphasising the importance of the sector for the state, Aigner continued: “There are almost 47,000 companies with nearly 300,000 employees active in the cultural and creative sector in Bavaria. This makes us the leading location in Europe – be it in film, design, architecture or games.”
The award-winning Bavarian companies are: the 'Enrico Pallazzo Film- und Fernsehproduktions UG' media factory from Munich, the seed supplier 'meinwoody Seed Evolution UG' from Coburg, the 'YEAH' studio for interactive media from Augsburg, the upcycling company 'BAG TO LIFE' from Bayreuth, the puppet designers 'Atelier Rebele' from Krailling and the online portal 'Selbstdarstellungssucht.de' from Munich. The award winners and their business development will be supported by professional coaching for one year, with the goal of driving their ideas and ventures forward. The awards are organised by the Bremen-based u-institut für unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln e. V., in cooperation with the federal competence centre for the cultural and creative economy (Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft). They are sponsored by the Initiative Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft of the German federal government.