Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry
The call for proposals COS-CIRCFASH-2019-3-02 "Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry" COSME Work Programme 2019 GRO/SME/19/C/08 is online with a deadline for submission on 17/12/2019. The call budget is 3.5 M€ to support 4 transnational networks in 3 years. The News is that these 4 networks will provide financial support to SMEs !!!
The initiative "Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry" aims at enhancing the competitiveness and improve the environmental performance of European fashion industry by building capacity and supporting small businesses (SMEs, designers and start-ups) to turn their business model into a more circular one.
The specific aim of the action is:
- To put in place 4 transnational and cross-sectoral support schemes (Consortia) to build capacity for sustainable growth for small businesses in the fashion sector
- Each of the 4 Consortia will provide technical and financial support to a minimum of 25 and a maximum 35 of partnerships per project (financial support to third parties-SMEs)
- One of the member of the partnerships formed has to be an SME, a designer or a start-up (SME or micro-company or self-employed professional)
- The financial support will range between EUR 10,000 up to EUR 15,000.
Please spread the information and the link amongst potential stakeholders and beneficiaries, mainly ‘small business in the manufacturing industry sectors of fashion/design/clothing/textile/footwear/jewellery/leather/accessories’.
The call is published in the participant portal, and on the EASME website.