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Accelerate and scale up innovation applications for a sustainable and circular fashion industry

COSME Work Programme 2019
COS-CIRCFASH-2019-3-02

This call for proposals is aiming to support the transition of small companies in the fashion industry to more sustainable and circular business models.

 

Specific objectives of the action are:

  • Facilitate cross-border/transnational cooperation to support the transfer of knowledge and best practice on sustainable/circular fashion.
  • Organise capacity building and support activities for SMEs, designers and start-ups in the fashion industry willing to become more sustainable and turn their business model into a circular one.
  • Provide technical and financial support to SMEs, designers and start-ups to enable the scaling-up of innovative applications, products, processes or ideas for sustainable and circular fashion.

 

The consortia must put in place a business support scheme that includes the activities under the following A), B) and C).

A) Facilitate cross-border/transnational cooperation to support the transfer of knowledge and best practice on sustainable/circular fashion.

B) Organising capacity building and support activities for SMEs, designers and start-ups in the fashion industry.

C) Put in place a business support scheme to provide technical and financial support to SMEs, designers and start-ups.

 

Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible:

  • EU Member States
  • countries participating in the COSME programme pursuant to Article 6 of the COSME Regulation

 

The maximum duration of projects is 36 months. The minimum project duration is 24 month.

 

Deadline for submitting applications 17/12/2019 17:00 h (CET) Brussels time.

Objectives: 
The general objective is to enhance the competitiveness and improve the environmental performance of European fashion industry by building capacity and supporting small businesses (SMEs, designers and start-ups) in the sector, to become more sustainable and turn their business model into a more circular one.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Non-profit organisations (private or public), public authorities (national, regional, local), universities or educational institutions, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, European umbrella organisations, business support organisations, providers of sustainable solutions, recycling centres, research centres, profit making entities, providers of financial solutions.