The new Creative Industries Platform will give creative entrepreneurs the skill-set required to launch their business idea

The programme is designed to support creative professionals take their creative ideas to market. The fund is looking for entrepreneurs who blur the lines between innovation, creative expression, and technology.

Starting a creative business is an exciting but often challenging journey. Through this programme, which will include mentoring, networking and start-up investment, we will continue to support the start-up phase of a growing community of creative entrepreneurs by investing in outstanding creative concepts that can be developed into a sustainable economic activity.

The programme contributes to further professionalisation of the cultural and creative sectors with the aim of developing a stronger entrepreneurial culture within an increasingly competitive and dynamic creative ecology.

There will be one call for participation in the programme in 2017.