New opportunities for designers, creative artists, craftspeople, SMEs and technology companies.
After the success of the recently closed second call, new opportunities have opened up in the development of innovative designer products in textile, fashion, footwear, furniture, leather, accessories and jewellery through transnational collaborations.
The third call of the Worth Partnership program is an opportunity for all those who have an innovative idea with an emphasis on design and who are seeking the support they need to see it through to completion.
The second call was a massive achievement for the WORTH community: 183 candidates, 80 shortlisted projects from 27 countries in the European Union and 65 selected.
The Worth Partnership Project is the first hotbed dedicated to design projects, a four-year initiative funded by the EU’s COSME program to promote the development of innovative products in the creative industries through transnational collaboration between designers, traditional and digital crafts and technological and craft manufacturing industries.
Worth Weekend Valencia
The WORTH Weekend Valencia took place in March, bringing together creative artists and experts from across Europe. The setting was the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. The 25 winners of the first WORTH call showed off the progress their products had achieved and shared their experiences with visitors of new ways of creating an innovative design based on transnational collaboration.
The weekend was completed by a series of informative lectures on industry topics, such as “The new generation of biomaterials and their bond with technology and design”, “3D printed fashion”, “Intellectual property rights”, “Positioning and branding: Identity. Narrative and brand content “and” How to be a successful creative entrepreneur”, by leading experts in the world of fashion, design, communication and business.