Snapshot Germany - Berlin
A ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT
Organising pitching events for Berlin-based game industry start-ups to support their entrepreneurial spirit, e.g. at the annual event gamesweekberlin. Engaging game experts as official coaches for game start-ups. Plans for funding a cooperation network for an enhanced professionalisation of the regional game business.
B AVAILABILITY OF YOUNG TALENT
Giving extensive support to establish a physical game hub in Berlin for peer-to-peer learning and attracting young developers. Supporting higher education in game-related fields in Berlin to qualify talents. Game incubation at DE:HIVE of the University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin).
C AVAILABILITY OF EXPERIENCED TALENT
Improvement of Berlin’s location marketing with a focus on experienced talent for Berlin’s game industry. Development of a strategy to facilitate the recruitment process of international specialists for Berlin’s game industry.
D INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Strengthening transnational exchange with other regions in the Baltic Sea region and Europe, e.g. by building up a network of incubation programmes and funding of other network activities. Plans for investor workshops to engage with Berlin’s indies and start-ups.
E POSITIVE AWARENESS
Boosting the positive awareness of Berlin’s game industry and the appeal of Berlin as a game hotspot through public funding of the virtual game hub website and a promotion video, in addition to recurring public statements and appearances by high government officials.
F INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES
Supporting an increased focus of regional funding on games in Berlin as well as improving the programmes of Berlin’s business development bank. Providing information about existing funding opportunities via the virtual game hub and a video on success stories. Seeking continued funding for community networking. Funding professional game coaching support.
G EXISTING GAME COMMUNITY
Supporting Berlin’s game community in engaging with real estate investors and architects for the establishment of a physical game hub as a point of contact. Creating further offers for the game community on the virtual game hub website for Berlin.
H GAME-SUPPORT LOBBYING WITH POLICY-MAKERS
Continued dialogue between political and administrative decision-makers and Berlin’s game community. Improved accessibility to and knowledge of public funding as well as continued strong public political support for Berlin’s game industry with a dedicated officer and contact person in the public administration.
I GOOD LIVING CONDITIONS
Implementation of a cap on rents for Berlin.
J GOOD SALARY CONDITIONS
- Output 2.4 of the BGI project: Documented Change Processes Across the BSR With Updated Regulations, Strategies and Schemes