The Research Unit collaborates with several local partners. The Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC), for instance, hosted “Black Mountain Research”, which looked at the Black Mountain College as a model for creative processes in the art world. In 2014 and 2015 the DHC, and in particular Prof. Dr. Annette Jael Lehmann, Professor of Theatre Studies at Freie Universität, was involved in an exhibition on the topic at Hamburger Bahnhof and in the preparation of a follow-up workshop. Similarly, there are connections to the TOPOI Excellence Cluster 264, which is co-hosted by Freie Universität, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer, Professor of Prehistoric Archeology, and studies innovation in the ancient world. Finally, our research unit collaborates locally with the DFG Research Training Group “Innovation Society Today – The Reflexive Creation of Novelty” (GRK 1672), directed by Prof. Dr. Arnold Windeler, Professor of Organizational Sociology at Technische Universität Berlin. Exchanging ideas and collaborating with these research groups and projects, for example by organizing small workshops on common themes and concepts at Freie Universität, will contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of our research unit, and promises to provide additional stimuli for the individual projects. With a more applied focus, the Research Unit collaborates with the HEC Montreal in organizing the 10th Mosaic Summer School on management on creativity, which will take place in 2018, in Montreal and Barcelona as well as in Berlin. In cooperation with the Daimler-Benz-Foundation the Research Unit organizes a series of seminars on organized creativity. The first seminar on creativity-routine-tools took place in May 2018, the second on openness - closeness of creative processes in November 2018.