WORTH Benefits

If you are selected you will receive:

  • funding of up to € 10,000 for each project,

  • coaching and advice,

  • product market positioning and branding,

  • participation in two international events,

  • networking and cross-sector collaboration,

  • product development.


Who can apply?

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.

We are looking for creative and disruptive minds involved in the following sectors:

You can apply:

    • if you have an idea and already have a potential partner to work with;

    • if you have an idea but do not know a partner, we can help you to find the right one; or


Click here to find out if you can apply.


How to apply

To participate you must complete three steps:


  • You may complete the Registration Form without having a partner.

  • All potential partners must register and pass the eligibility check individually.

Find a partner to work with

  • Log in and access the Gallery to look for potential partners to work with.

  • If you do not find a suitable partner on the Gallery, you may request our support. You will find further information on the Gallery.

  • If you have found the ideal group you may go ahead with the next step.

Partnership Project Proposal Submission
Log in and submit the application package:

  • Project Proposal Form

  • Annex including sketches, drawings and a preliminary business plan

  • Portfolio of applicants

  • Video

When to apply?

The second call for proposals opens on the 17th April 2018 and closes on the 24th October 2018.

Short-listed projects from the first call were invited to take part at the WORTH weekend in Madrid on the 3rd and 4th February where they had the opportunity to pitch their proposals and network with the Steering Board members as the final evaluation process.


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