After the amazing success of the WORTH Weekend Valencia when 85 pre-selected projects presented their innovative concepts to the worth team of Steering Board members and mentors.
From these winners the final selection has been made of the winning projects of the WORTH 2nd call consisting of 65 project proposals consisting of 150 partners from 25 countries from within Europe and COSME associated countries.
Successful partnerships have been contacted to be informed of the good news and will now progress to develop their concepts, encouraging the development of innovative products in the creative sectors, through transnational collaborations between designers, traditional and digital craftsmen and the manufacturing and craft industries.
The 65 winning projects in made up of 29 projects in the fashion/textile sector, 7 in footwear, 5 in accessories, 19 in design/home decoration, 4 in jewellery and 1 in leather, which were chosen for the exceptional quality of their ideas and partners. Accumulated by the belief that innovation can drive a major change in European industry and society, they were also selected for the high level of creativity proposed and for having succeeded in embracing the mission of WORTH: to connect, create and innovate.
Winning partnerships will now receive a wealth of support from an incubator programme valued at €60,000 including international media exposure, €10.000 seed money, participation in two international events related to design, a tailored-made mentoring programme, training, cross-sector collaboration and participation in networking events, professional links and much more.
- Publication date
- 14 March 2019
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
- News Type
- Worth News