Inspired by the designer Charles F. Worth – a pioneer of of Haute couture, the WORTH project will initiate partnerships between Designers and Enterprises (manufacturers, retailers, craftsmen, technology companies) in fashion, textiles, jewellery, footwear, eyewear, furniture, fur, leather industries, from different EU member states to create innovative new products.
Partners will be supported to develop the products, define their market positioning,exhibit them at trade fairs or exhibitions and organize IP rights management. Coaching and strategic advice will be provided to the partnerships.
The Worth project is supported by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise & Industry and financed under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) which aims to encourage the competiveness of European Enterprises.
A call for applications has just been launched offering very interesting opportunities for companies in the Textile, Footwear and Leather sectors.
In this first call for expressions of interests, the Worth project has the means and resources to select and support 30 partnerships, to coach them, and showcase the prototypes in specific connected events. The application deadline for this first round of projects is 30th April 2014. Two further calls will be announced in September 2014 and January 2015.
You will find more information on the website www.worth-project.eu