OPEN CALL

The objective of the CirCoAX Open Call for proposals is to select and provide funding and business support to 30 transnational partnerships each led by one SME according to the definition of the European Commission (natural person or small company, who is henceforth named as the Lead SME), that aims at creating a new innovative product, process, service or business model, directly impacting the take-up and adoption of sustainability and circularity approaches and practices in the fashion & textile sectors.

The selected partnerships will receive direct funding of up to EUR 12.000 for their innovative projects and will also benefit from additional business support services such as training workshops, mentoring, brokerage events, and support for further funding to ensure the innovative projects in its path to market readiness.

CirCoAX AT A GLANCE

KEY DATES

TOTAL BUDGET OF AVAILABLE FOR FUNDING SME PARTNERSHIPS
€360.000

NUMBER OF PROJECTS TO GET FUNDED
30 projects

NUMBER OF APPLICANTS PER PARTNERSHIP
Minimum 2 applicants from 2 different eligible countries

MAXIMUM FUNDING PER PROJECT
Up to €12.000

FUNDING RATE
100% of eligible costs

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM
8 Months

TYPE OF LEAD SME PARTICIPANTS
Designers & Makers, Industry, Education, Communication, Community & Platforms

TYPE OF PARTNER PARTICIPANTS
Another SME, as Designers & Makers, Industry, Education, Communication, Community & Platforms, or research and education institution, public body, large enterprise or any other legal entity, whether for-profit or non-for-profit, that adds value to the project outcome.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OPEN CALL

Monday, 19 July 2021

APPLICATION OPENING

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

INFO DAY 1

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 – 17:00 CEST

REGISTER NOW

INFO DAY 2

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

REGISTER NOW

INFO DAY 3

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET

END OF THE OPEN CALL

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 17:00 (CET)

PROGRAMME START

1 March 2022