The call for proposals COS-CIRCFASH-2019-3-02 «Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry» COSME Work Programme 2019 GRO/SME/19/C/08 is online with a deadline for submission on 17/12/2019. The call budget is 3.5 M€ to support 4 transnational networks in 3 years.
The initiative «Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry» aims at enhancing the competitiveness and improve the environmental performance of European fashion industry by building capacity and supporting small businesses (SMEs, designers and start-ups) to turn their business model into a more circular one.
The specific aim of the action is:
– To put in place 4 transnational and cross-sectoral support schemes (Consortia) to build capacity for sustainable growth for small businesses in the fashion sector
– Each of the 4 Consortia will provide technical and financial support to a minimum of 25 and a maximum 35 of partnerships per project (financial support to third parties-SMEs)
– One of the member of the partnerships formed has to be an SME, a designer or a start-up (SME or micro-company or self-employed professional)
– The financial support will range between EUR 10,000 up to EUR 15,000.
The call is published in the participant portal, and on the EASME website.