What we are looking for

We are looking for micro and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), craftsmen and designers representing a diverse range of expertise and skills.

  • For instance, are you a footwear designer looking for a furniture manufacturer to make bespoke wooden soles?
  • Or a raincoat manufacturer wanting to launch a waterproof handbag using concepts from a luggage designer?
  • Perhaps a button maker wanting to integrate 3D-print techniques in collaborations with a technology company

Each project requires a Lead Partner and at least one other Partner (from a different European country). Below is the eligibility checklist for Lead Partners. Successful applications will be awarded grants of up to €10,000 to develop a new product or prototype.

Eligibility Checklist

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in business
  • Minimum of 3 full time employees
  • Not in process of receivership or bankruptcy
  • A strong creative identity
  • Willing to involve at least 2 senior staff in the project
  • A project idea with a clear desired outcome

Terms & Conditions:

Partnerships must be trans-European.
Designers should have an understanding of market issues and market-related constraints.
Manufacturers and makers should have no or no significant experience in design.

There will be an entry fee of €500 to €1000 per project to be paid by the Lead Partner upon successful application. This is to confirm commitment. Businesses will be eligible for a €10,000 grant for design fees, prototypes, travel etc.

Eligible countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Fyrom, Turkey, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Israel, Iceland, Norway.

Expression of interest Form

If you want to get involved in the WORTH Pilot project please complete this expression of interest form below.
For practical reasons English has been chosen as the project language.
We therefore ask you to use English when completing this form and in communication with us.
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