By : Basel Khaled - Wael Elhosany
Do you have a start-up or small business active in the cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine or Tunisia? Are you looking to expand your business, launch new products or services, or introduce innovation into your operations?
Apply now to the CREACT4MED call for cultural and creative business proposals and benefit from funding and support to help CCI entrepreneurs, particularly women and young people, build competitive businesses and relevant connections.
CREACT4MED offers direct financial support to start-ups and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) based in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia to launch or expand products or services, implement internationalization, innovation or digitalization strategies, and/or increase social inclusion and job creation.
The specific objectives of this call are To facilitate the development, launch and promotion of innovative business ideas in the CCI and improve access to local and international markets through the provision of funding and technical assistance services To foster social inclusion and create job opportunities, particularly for women and young people, in the provision or preservation of cultural and creative goods, products or services To create a hub to support young people and women involved in CCI entrepreneurship within the target countries, bringing together incubation, support, education, finance and other actors.
A maximum of €15,000 each will be awarded to up to 4 start-ups or MSMEs in each of the target countries, in the form of output-based unit costs. In addition to the funding, sub-grant beneficiaries will also benefit from the acceleration and incubation services implemented by CREACT4MED incubators