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.
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.