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Free Discovery Events in Scotland

17 January 2013 — EventsScotland

The City of Edinburgh Suite at the Lothian Chambers in Edinburgh is the location for the free 4CNW Discovery events in Scotland. 

Taking place on Thursday 24th January, and coordinated by the Cultural Enterprise Office who have been appointed as the Scottish brokers for 4CNW, there is a morning event for Businesses and an afternoon event for Creative Suppliers.  

These events are a great 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. 

You can find out more about these events by clicking on the relevant booking page below. These are free events but you are advised to register your place to secure admittance. 

Discovery Event for Business, 9.30am - 11.30am, Thursday 24th January. 

Discovery Event for Creatives, 2pm - 4pm, Thursday 24th January 

*Update* - We've just added a new discovery event for both Business and Creatives in Inverness, taking place on Monday 11th February in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Centre. Attendance is free, but you should register for your free place here.  Application for Businesses remeains open until 18th February and for Creatives until 8th March so, if you didn't make it to Edinburgh in January, this session will allow you to ask direct questions of our Scottish broker who will take you through the application process and answer your questions about the programme in plenty of time to make an application.

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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.

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