WORTH Partnership Project is funded by the European Commission under COSME, the EU Programme for the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
WORTH is the sole European project where designers, SMEs, manufacturers, and tech providers work together to develop innovative, design-oriented business ideas.
The project focuses on lifestyle industries, including fashion and textile, footwear, leather and fur, furniture/home decoration/interior design, jewellery and accessories.
The project provides companies with an incubation programme to develop new businesses, including a) 10.000 to 20.000 € in financial support; b) coaching on business strategy and technology development; c) legal advice on intellectual property rights and protection; d) participation in exhibitions; e) networking and professional links.
Launched in 2021, WORTH II follows the success of the first edition (2017-2021). 200 transnational partnerships will be selected in three calls for proposals, involving partners from EU-27, UK and COSME countries.
The first call is dedicated to the New European Bauhaus Initiative, WORTH seeks design solutions that contribute to more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive living environments.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2022
The initiative aims to facilitate a profound, collaborative, and multidisciplinary societal transformation along three dimensions (core values):
- quality of experience, including style/aesthetics, healthy and safe living environments
- sustainability, including circularity
- inclusion, including accessibility and affordability
Details and submission: www.worthproject.eu