What is WORTH Partnership Project?

Creativity. Innovation. Connections

WORTH Project is about collaboration between talented fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms willing to enter into a partnership to develop innovative products

WORTH Project aims to increase added value and impact, through the combination of creativity, teamwork, and commitment

Be part of the WORTH community 

At the centre: your partnership and your project

WORTH Community is made up of people keen to collaborate with the Project and share its values:

Steering board members
Renowned experts from the fashion and creative industry to collaborate with the awarded partnerships

WORTH Project representatives spreading the European values of WORTH

Coaches / Mentors
High-profile experts to provide tailor-made coaching on different subjects to elevate partnerships’ capabilities and mentor successful projects into the market


Create transnational partnerships and benefit from the WORTH Project support:

  • Funding
  • Coaching and advice
  • Networking and cross-sectorial collaboration
  • Product development
  • Product market positioning and branding



WORTH Project Values

Encourage a network of creative thinking beyond the limits of the ordinary

Highlighting the importance of European culture and WORTH Project Values

Generate ideas to spur change and add value to products and businesses: a new way of thinking, a new way of making

Connecting people across industries to share skills, knowledge and create together

The Team

AITEX Research Institute
Centre of excellence in applied research and advanced technical services for the industry
KEPA Business and Cultural Development Centre
Intermediate management authority for support programmes for SMEs and entrepreneurs
IED Istituto Europeo di Design
International Institution of Higher Education specialised in design, creativity, communications and management
Communication agency with experience in complex projects worldwide with special approach to different media target
AA Avvocati Associati Franzosi Dal Negro Setti
Law firm with strong reputation in the field of intellectual property law (design, trademarks, patents, copyrights, advertisement, unfair competition) and in a variety of corporate and commercial matters at European level

Contracting Authority 


European Commission
Under the COSME programme (2014-2020), a multiannual operation is foreseen to promote the competitiveness of consumer goods industries, such as textile; clothing, footwear, leather products, accessories and other fashion products, as well as furniture and home decoration.
Before launching such actions under COSME, it appeared prudent to test the less known type of “soft measures” to promote new business models, integrating competencies and skills, such as design content: this is the purpose of WORTH Partnership Project.

WORTH Partnership project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union.



WORTH Pilot Project

The WORTH Project is a continuing edition of the pilot project which took place between 2013 and 2015. Due to previous successful results the project now runs on a larger scale from 2017 to 2021. For further information about the pilot http://www.worth-project.eu/