Worth Partnership Project Second Call for Applications
WORTH Partnership Project, an initiative of the European Union to boost the fashion and lifestyle industry within Europe and develop innovative and design-driven products, reopens applications to discover the next round of promising projects. After a successful first call resulting in 25 winning partnerships, WORTH is embarking on the second edition of a 4-year journey, aiming to support 150 partnerships throughout the project duration.
The second call for applications opened 17th of April and will be ongoing until 24th of October 2018, as a new opportunity to develop design-driven products in furniture, textile, footwear, accessories, jewellery and leather sectors. The WORTH Community is rapidly increasing, with over 700 members registered on the WORTH platform ready to connect and build transnational collaborations.
Awarded projects will receive funding, coaching, participation in international events, professional links, market upscale and access to an innovative community to kick-start their disruptive design ideas.
COSME WORTH Partnership Project supports collaborations between fashion designers, traditional and digital craftsmanship and the manufacturing industry. The selected partnerships will receive financial and capacity building support to exchange knowledge and skills between manufacturing, creative and technology companies with:
- € 10,000 seed money per project
- Individual coaching and advice on product market positioning, branding and Intellectual Property Rights
- Participation in two international events,
- Networking, cross-sectorial collaboration, and product development
WORTH Partnership Project provides funding for transnational partnerships between highly innovative SMEs in fashion, design and lifestyle industries.
Partnerships must involve two or three partners with different profiles
- Designers; self-employed professionals, design labs, and start-ups
- Makers; crafters and SME manufacturers
- Technology firms; innovators, tech labs, tech providers and start-ups
from at least two participating countries.
Please find more on the eligibility criteria, the registration link as well as extensive information on WORTH Project Partnership here.