Q: What is TIOC?

A: The Institute of Creativity (TIOC) researches creativity and teaches people to increase creativity through skill training, sprints, creativity training, creativity consultancy, crowd storming, design challenges, and educational advice.

On our digital platform, we connect students, scholars, companies, designers, artists, and specialists around the topic of creativity.


Q: Why focus on creativity?

A: Creativity is arguably one of the most important skills of the 21st century. To be successful in this ever-changing world, individuals, businesses, and organizations need to be able to think and act creatively. 

The good news is that creativity is a skill that can be taught, developed, and improved. We can all be creative. And together, we can rebuild our world by building new businesses and education systems using our creative minds.


Q: Why should I join a platform on creativity? 

A: There are several benefits to joining our platform:

Community: TIOC offers a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity. By joining our community, you can connect with other creatives, share your work, and receive feedback and support.

Inspiration: At TIOC we inspire you to create new and exciting work. By seeing what others are creating, you can push yourself to try new things and experiment with different techniques and styles.

Exposure: By joining TIOC you can gain exposure for your work. We allow you to showcase your work and your creative process to a larger audience, which can lead to new opportunities and collaborations.

Learning: TIOC offers access to resources and information that can help you improve your skills and knowledge. We also offer tutorials, workshops, and other educational materials to help you grow as a creative.

Motivation: By joining TIOC, you can find the motivation to create and pursue your passion. Being part of a community of creatives can provide the encouragement and support you need to keep going, even when things get tough.


Q: Why choose TIOC over other kinds of platforms for creativity?

A: There are many different types of platforms for creativity available. What sets TIOC apart from these other platforms is that we’re not just a portfolio site. Sure, we ask users to publish their work, but we’re far more interested in the creative process. We offer the tools needed to increase your creativity. And we also actively seek collaborations between students and young creatives on the one hand and companies and sponsors on the other.


Q: Are there any costs associated with joining TIOC?

A: Nope, joining TIOC is free, fun, and - relatively - pain-free. There’s no subscription or membership fee. 


Q: What is a Design Challenge?

A: Creative challenges are a great way to get out of your comfort zone, experiment with new ideas, and push your creative boundaries. They can also help you connect with companies and organizations open to innovation and fresh ideas. 


Q. Am I part of TIOC's target audience?

A: TIOC's founders have an educational background; consequently, the platform strongly focuses on students and scholars. But companies, designers, artists, and specialists in creativity are also part of our audience. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, connecting creatives, and demonstrating the importance of creativity, we can create a new future and implement the needed changes.