Who can apply?

Designers, crafters, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs manufacturers), start-ups and technology firms working in the fashion and consumer goods industries across Europe.

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

You are welcome to begin your WORTH Partnership Project journey:

If you have an idea to be developed and already have a potential partner to work with
YOU CAN APPLY! Learn more about the application process here

If you have an idea but do not know a potential partner, we will help you to find the right one.
YOU CAN APPLY! Learn more about the application process here

If you are seeking advice in the conception of an idea, with or without any potential partner to work with yet, we will help you.
YOU CAN APPLY! Learn more about the application process here

Partnership Formation Criteria

Partnerships must be transnational, formed of partners from two or three different participating countries and involve at least two of the following professions

– Designers: self-employed professionals, design labs and start-ups
– Makers: crafters and SME manufacturers
– Technology firms: innovators, tech labs, tech providers and start-ups



Click here for the full eligibility criteria info


WORTH Support

By joining the community, your transnational partnership will receive:

– Funding of up to €10,000 for each project. Exceptional projects that demonstrate complexity in technology and/or materials used to develop the project could be awarded with 20% extra support

– Coaching and advice

– Product market positioning and branding by participating in two relevant international trade fairs and exhibitions

– Networking and cross-sectorial collaboration

– Product development

How to apply

Apply to WORTH Partnership Project by registering your application form

To enter the selection process you must complete the following three steps:

Eligibility Check

– You can complete the eligibility check even without having a partner and with or without a fully conceived project idea

– If you do not have a potential partner or a project idea, we will help you with these once you have passed the eligibility check

– All potential partners must register and pass the eligibility check individually

Find a Partner to Work With:

– Enter your Gallery profile and gain access to the Gallery of potential partners to work with you on a new project

– If you do not find a suitable partner on the Gallery, you may request our support to help find the right partner for you. You will find further information about how to do this on the Gallery.

– If you have found the ideal group to develop your project idea (total of two or three partners) you may go ahead with the next step

Submission of the Partnership Project Proposal

– After submitting your Partnership Project Proposal we will assess the quality and viability of your proposed partnership project



When to apply

Applications are open NOW

First submission deadline 31st December 2017

Over the course of the next 4 years, the public call to submit your Partnership Project Proposal will be open with several selection processes and respective cut-off dates