Call: Supporting the production of design-based consumer goods
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
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Supporting the production of design-based consumer goods
|Description of call |
"Supporting the production of design-based consumer goods"
The call for design-based consumer goods aims to shorten the time-to-market of innovative solutions, remove obstacles to wider application of creative solutions, create or enlarge markets for related products (or services) and finally improve the competitiveness of European SMEs in world markets. Moreover, there is an important potential to replicate the innovations not only in participating SMEs but also across the supply-chain while generating important spill-overs.
Design-based consumer goods SMEs are diverse and cover value chains composed of design, product development, manufacturing and distribution operations of various sectors, including for example textiles, clothing, leather and fur products, footwear, bags and accessories, sports goods, games and toys, interior home decoration products (e.g. furniture, sanitary products, floor, wall and window coverings, table and kitchen ware, glassware), spectacles, watches, jewellery, various cosmetic and beauty products, etc.
The European design-based consumer goods SMEs rely on creativity, design and best available technologies. Many promising solutions for the industry may already exist but often they do not reach the market due to commercialisation obstacles and residual risks linked to scaling-up. They may also result from the fragmented structure of the activities involved, constituted typically by a large number of SMEs, with difficulties to attract the necessary skills and finance (“valley of death”).
The Call will support projects of SMEs:
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|Thematic Focus||Services, Trade, Innovation, Competitiveness|
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
|Project duration min||12 months|
|Project duration max||24 months|
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