WORTH BENEFITS

IF YOU ARE SELECTED YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM AN INCUBATOR PROGRAMME VALUED AT €60,000 CONSISTING OF:

  • Media kit including: international media relation activity, advertising and social media marketing
  • 10.000  funding
  • Participation in two international events related to design to showcase the products developed
  • A tailor-made mentoring programme
  • Training
  • Cross-sector collaboration and participation in networking events
  • Professional links
  • Visibility of your professional profile on the WORTH gallery

WHO CAN APPLY

FIND OUT IF YOU 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: #Fashion/textile #Footwear #Furniture/home decoration #Leather/fur #Jewellery #Accessories

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.

CHECK OUT THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Applicants must be an SME, a start-up, self-employed or a professional freelancer legally established as a business under the national law and based in an EU member or COSME associated country.
  • Applicants must be active in an eligible WORTH industry sector.
  • SME companies must be legally established for at least six months prior to the signature of the Grant Agreement.
  • Self-employed applicants must be legally established from the start and throughout their partnership project, according to the law of each participating country.
  • Applicants must complete the application form in full conformity.
  • One partner can only participate in one proposal per call
PARTNERSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Partnerships must be formed of at least two legal entities from participating industry sectors,with a maximum of three partners per proposal.
  • Partners must come from at least two different EU member states or COSME associated countries.
  • Research organisations (research centres, universities, etc.) may participate in a partnership project but must not be the lead partner.
  • Partnerships’ Project Proposals must deliver an innovative, cutting-edge product within the fashion and lifestyle industry value chain.
  • A Technology Readiness Level (TRL) is not required. The selection will be based on the excellence of each proposed idea. Judged on their ability to address an identified challenge, the management capacity of the team who will drive the project to the market, and the potential to increase the market position to an international level.
  • Project activities that have already been funded or are being funded will be rejected. Double funding is not allowed.

HOW TO APPLY

REGISTRATION

  • You may complete the Registration Form without having a partner.
  • All potential partners must register and pass the eligibility check individually.

FIND A PARTNER

  • 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.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Log in and submit the application package:

  • Project Proposal Form
  • Dossier including sketches, drawings and a preliminary business plan
  • Portfolio of applicants
  • Video

WHEN TO APPLY

WORTH

CALLS

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