NICE spells out as "Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe". This smart trans-sectorial network consists of stakeholders from all over Europe to join forces and systematically promote the impact of arts, culture and the creative industries on innovation, urban development. Its members share the mission to address the major challenges of our world through non-tech innovations driven by the cultural and creative sectors.
NICE members can be cities and, public institutions, networks and initiatives or cultural and creative entrepreneurs as well as non-profit stakeholders.
The NICE Network was founded in 2013 at Zeche Zollverein, an icon for change through innovation and culture. In 2017 the NICE Network has 21 members in 15 EU-States.