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WORTH Partnership Project

WORTH II 2nd Call Participation Results

We are thrilled to inform you that the 2nd call for applications closed with successful participation rates. 123 project proposals were submitted, involving 276 partners from 29 EU-COSME associated countries.

The evaluation process will now begin, with all submitted project proposals being evaluated by the renowned experts of the Steering Board. The evaluation process is divided into two stages: the pre-selection and the final assessment.

The pre-selection will result in a shortlist of finalists to be announced by mid-May 2023. The finalist partnerships will be invited to virtually participate in the final assessment interview, which will occur during the second half of May 2023.

The round of final assessment interviews will result in the formulation of a list of partnership projects recommended to be supported within the 2nd incubation programme. The list will be presented to the Contracting Authority EISMEA -in consultation with DG GROW- will confirm and approve the final results. The results will be released by the end of June.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2nd Call results and news about the progress of partnerships granted in the previous Call.


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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). 202 transnational partnerships will be selected in three calls for proposals, involving partners from EU-27, UK and COSME countries.



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