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WORTH Partnership Project

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WORTH Partnership Project          

DESIGN and CREATIVITY are vastly recognized as key innovation drivers to provide business with a clear competitive advantage. In 2015, the creative industries generated €558 billion in value added to EU GDP (4,4% of total), with more than 850.000 companies (most of them SMEs) and 6,8 million jobs which was 9,2% of total employment in 2014.

Thus, Creative Industry and Design are highly relevant catalysts for innovation of fashion and high-end products. In this context and given that european companies can only compete through innovation, productivity, resources efficiency and high added value, the EU launches great efforts to foster and increase the participation of the CREATIVE & LIFESTYLE INDUSTRY in the EU GDP towards 2020 by driving and stimulating initiatives to strenghten their competitiveness.
Thereby, WORTH Partnership Project aims at providing   techniques and know-how to SMEs and creatives in order they could be translated into competitive strenghts. WORTH Partnership Project will put in place trans-national partnerships between designers, SMEs  and technology providers to integrate creativity, design and technology across the whole value chain of the CREATIVE AND LIFESTYLE INDUSTRY including fashion, textile, jewellery, footwear, eyewear, furniture, fur, leather and home decoration.
WORTH Partnership Project supports the participants through:

– A Financial grant to 150 selected partnership projects to develop a new product/proof of concept
– Tailored coaching to participants on several skills to elevate the relevance of projects and increase capabilities of partnerships members by highly recognized staff of coachers.
– Facilitating market positioning and professional links between partnership members and other key players by organizing networking activities, industry events, trade fairs and relevant exhibitions.

The public call will be open from September 2017 onwards with five selection processes (5 cut-off dates). The selection process will be carried out by a renowned steering committee.

Two types of projects are eligible:

-Design-based partnerships: the innovative idea is strongly design-creativity driven
-Technology-based partnerships:  the innovative idea is strongly technology-oriented respectively.

WORTH Partnership Project is an exciting opportunity to elevate an idea through the combination of creativity, teamwork and commitment and move it into a relevant, promising and real impact.

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For further information, please contact Mrs. Korinna Mollá

WORTH Partnership Project is funded by COSME
Programme of the European Union for the Competitiveness
of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)


Información adicional

  • Año: 2017

  • Estado: En ejecución

  • Entidad: Comisión Europea
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