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06 February 2013 — Ireland

We recently held a discovery event in Sligo for the Creatives and Businesses in the North West of Ireland to find out more about the fund, and to hear from previous participants in the fund.

If you weren't able to attend on the day, or if you were and would like access to the notes, please find the presentations below

 

 

 

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Free Discovery events in Ireland North West

17 January 2013 — EventsIreland

There are two free Discovery events being held in Sligo on Wednesday 30th January so interested business in the North West of Ireland can discover more about the 4CNW Talent Fund; a €100,000 innovation fund to encourage partnerships between creative professionals and businesses in Ireland North West, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The events are short Information sessions designed to give you the opportunity to find out more about the fund, be taken through the application process in detail by the team and to hear from previous participants in the fund about their experiences. Members of the Creative State team will be on hand to answer your questions on the day, and the events are also a good opportunity to network with similar businesses in your area.

The Ireland North West events will take place in The Sligo Park Hotel, and are free of charge, though it is advisable to register in advance by following the relevant links below to book your place.

The Discovery Event for Business runs from 11am - 1pm, and the Discovery Event for Creatives from 2pm to 4pm 

4CNW provides funding of between €1,000 and €5,000, by way of a talent voucher, for businesses in the Agri-food, Life Sciences, Technology and Tourism sectors to collaborate with a Creative partner. Applications will be assessed by an expert panel, with successful businesses required to match fund their 4CNW award creating a commissioning pot of between €2,000 and €10,000 per project. Businesses will then use this fund to commission the services of a creative professional who can offer new areas of expertise to help solve their particular business challenge. 

Creative Suppliers from these regions are also invited to submit online applications to register for the 4CNW Creative Directory. The directory is a unique European service innovation that will list and map Creative Suppliers across the Celtic Crescent region. All successful Creative applicants to the directory will be eligible for commissioning by a successful voucher recipient, thus creating new clients and new income streams. Applications for Creatives remain open until 12noon on 8th March 2013.

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Applications for 4CNW Talent open today across Ireland North West, Scotland & Northern Ireland

07 January 2013 — OpportunitiesIrelandNorthern IrelandScotland

The call for applications for 4CNW Talent, a €100,000 innovation fund to encourage partnerships between creative professionals and businesses in Ireland North West, Northern Ireland and Scotland, opens online today.

Applications for 4CNW Talent open today across Ireland North West, Scotland & Northern Ireland

Funding available to collaborate with a Creative partner

4CNW Talent invites businesses from these regions in the Agri-food, Life Sciences, Technology and Tourism sectors to apply for a talent voucher of between €1,000 and €5,000. Applications will be assessed by an expert panel, with successful businesses required to match fund their 4CNW award creating a commissioning pot of between €2,000 and €10,000 per project. Businesses will then use this fund to commission the services of a creative professional who can offer new areas of expertise to help solve their particular business challenge. Applications will remain open until 4pm on the 18th February 2013 and you can find out more about the 4CNW process, and how to apply, by consulting the Business information section on our new website.

Creative Directory

Creative Suppliers from these regions are also invite to submit online applications to register for the 4CNW Creative Directory. The directory is a unique European service innovation that will list and map Creative Suppliers across the Celtic Crescent region. All successful Creative applicants to the directory will be eligible for commissioning by a successful voucher recipient, thus creating new clients and new income streams. Applications for Creatives remain open until 12noon on 8th March 2013, and Creative applicants will also be given the opportunity to automatically register with the European Creative portal HowtoGrow.

The best way to find out more about this fund is to attend one of the free discovery events being held across the regions. At these events you can meet the team, be talked through the application process and hear from projects that benifited from a 4CNW Talent Voucher in the 2012 test round.

For more information on your local event click on the links below or contact your local broker.

If you can't attend the events you can download our brochure or read through the Apply section of the site for all the details.

Image above used courtesy of http://publicphoto.org via Creative Commons

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