THE ARTS+ is a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries, launched in October 2016 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The goal of the new format is to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. International artists, opinion leaders and experts as well as an impressive range of exhibitors will present innovative approaches from the fields of publishing, museums, architecture and design, brands and agencies. On Wednesday 11 October THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit will gather a European network composed of diverse individuals and institutions, ranging from policymakers and researchers to industry players and intermediaries such as cluster organisations and trade associations. The event will explore the best ways to provide support for tech-based innovation in the creative sectors, at both the national and European level. In addition, it will lay the ground for a high-ranking policy summit in 2018.