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The WORTH Partnership Project supports creative sector SMEs to collaborate transnationally with a view to develop innovative design-driven products by stimulating exchange and partnership between creatives, designers, manufacturers, crafters and technology firms. It is based on key principles such as quality of experience, including style and aesthetics, healthy and safe living environments, sustainability and circularity as well as inclusion, accessibility and affordability. 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.

Total budget
€26.2 billion for the Invest-EU programme
2021 - 2027
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Who can apply
Only proposals complying with the following conditions will be considered eligible:
• Both the lead applicants and partners should be active in lifestyle industry sectors such as textile/fashion, footwear, leather/fur, furniture/home decoration/interior design/architecture, jewellery, and accessories
• They should pursue business activities such as design, manufacturing/craftsmanship or technology development
• They must be established in an EU country, in a COSME associated country or in the United Kingdom.
• Universities, research organisations or design labs can also participate if justified and relevant to the project
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