Materahub is an aggregator of people and business, a “space” where they meet, encourage the creation of new job opportunities and the promotion of sustainable development through a process of coaching, training and business development for creative and cultural industries. A consortium of SMEs combining the experience of a VET body, a consulting firm with experience on EU project management and quality assurance, an International Certification body and a social cooperative managing cultural heritage and creative activities in the UNESCO site of Matera.
Through Materahub different subjects provide their expertise and ideas to valorise the local and regional community, which becomes the starting point and meeting place of national and international creative realities related to the HUB. For this reason, materahub provides spaces and resources, links and knowledge, training and talents, opportunities and investments to help people to turn ideas into reality.
Materahub’s primary objective is a better quality of life, made of the rediscovery of traditional values and innovative solutions to emerging needs, with culture and creativity at the center of each project.
Materahub promotes know-how exchange and coworking activities, within its “officine”, with the aim to create and plan, through hubber’s work, creative yards in which give birth to new projects and the development of new skills and competences. In a historical and social context in which the only sectors that enjoy growth and prosperity are those of culture and social enterprise, the best way to look at the future is the development of an economy of culture: an alternative way for each community who wants to exploit its skills and distinguishing social, cultural and environmental factors.
Materahub is developing EU funded initiatives involving Creative and Cultural Industries both at regional level (Visioni Urbane – Regione Basilicata), national level (Creative Business Cup) and European (Start-up Communities – Aspire2Create – 2INSCluster – Break In The Desk).
The strong link to its territory took the Hub to try to build on local capacities with an international perspective, that is why materahub is actively involved in the process of candidature of the city of Matera and the region of Basilicata for 2019.