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4CNW Talent Ireland North West: Discovery Event for Business

The Creative State North West

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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4CNW Talent re-opened on 7th January 2013 following a successful test round in 2012. The programme invites businesses from the North West of Ireland (Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon and Donegal) in the Agri-food, Life Sciences, Technology and Tourism sectors to apply for a talent voucher (between €1,000 and €5,000) to commission the services of a creative professional that can offer new areas of expertise to help solve a business challenge.

Successful voucher recipients will join Innovative companies who received funding in the test round including; Voya, Ireland West Airport Knock, Woodrow Sustainable Solutions, The Model and Koko Latte; who all used 4CNW talent to work with outstanding Creatives from the North West to complete projects that included branding, web design, promotional films, live music broadcasts, architectural and spatial design and business development.

Applications will be assessed by an expert panel with successful businesses required to match their award creating a commissioning pot of up to €10,000 per project.

4CNW (Creative Challenge Celtic Crescent North West) is one of 4 European projects set up to encourage the use of creative thinking as a powerful business tool.

Businesses from the North West with a challenge, and creative professionals with expertise interested in this opportunity to engage new clients, are invited to submit an online application from Monday 7 January 2013.

We will be hosting two Discovery Events for Businesses and Creatives in the Sligo Park Hotel on Wednesday 30th January 2013 to give all interested parties further information on how to apply.

Discovery Event for Businesses

4CNW Talent offers financial assistance to bring in new types of creative expertise to help grow business. Applications for businesses will open on Monday 7 January 2013 and close on Monday 18 February 2013. 

At this Discovery event you will hear about 4CNW directly from The Creative State North West, be guided through the application process and have an opportunity to ask detailed questions of the team. You will also have an opportunity to hear from a business who participated in first test round of the programme in 2012.

Attendance is free but you must register your place. 

To read more about the programme, and the previous participants, please visit

Please note that to be eligible for application as a business you must:

  • Have a business address in Irealnd North West (Sligo, Mayo, Letirim, Roscommon, Donegal) 
  • Come from the Tourism, Technology, Life Sciences or Agri Food sector
  • Be looking to grow your business through the innovative development of products, services or marketing
  • Have completed your first year of trading.

If you are a creative business interested in finding out more about 4CNW Talent, please note there is a separate Discovery Event for Creatives from 14:00-16:00 on Wednesday 30th January 2013, also at the Sligo Park Hotel.

Have questions about 4CNW Talent Ireland North West: Discovery Event for Business? Contact The Creative State North West

When & Where

Sligo Park Hotel
Pearse Road

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)

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The Creative State North West

Cultural Enterprise Office have been appointed as the Scottish brokers for 4CNW and are working in collaboration with The Creative State North West which brings together partners in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Cultural Enterprise Office are Scotland's business support and development service for creative businesses and practitioners.

4CNW is delivered in Scotland by Cultural Enterprise Limited for The Creative State North West.

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