A key pillar of CREACT4MED activities is direct financial support towards strengthening CCI business in target countries. This includes providing sub-grants to 4 budding entrepreneurs in each country. They vary from virtual reality and handicrafts to gastronomy and online platforms. The grants will be used to implement the selected entrepreneurial business proposals from start-ups; Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), or civil society organisations.
The entrepreneurs will be supported by the CREACT4MED incubators with programmes that encompass a variety of mentoring, matchmaking, access to finance and intellectual property rights services.
The following entities have been selected to receive CREACT4MED sub-grants:
Founded in 2018, Gioia aims at producing casual footwear, while creating economic opportunities for local Artisans. Our designs include traditional embroidery techniques incorporated into contemporary shoes. We are more than just a business, we work for a sustainable future to share economies, reduce poverty, discover talent and encourage creativity. Many people living in underprivileged communities possess artistic talents that are often neglected or not maximized to their full potential. Once Gioia’s team identifies these talents, we guide them in maximizing the use of their skills to generate revenue and support their families for a better life.
Puppets World for Development of Children
Puppets World is the first and only company in Jordan that aims to educate children and raise their awareness of social, behavioral, emotional, and cultural issues through the interactive mobile puppet theater. Being mobile, the theater reaches remote communities and targets locals, refugees, and disabled children from 4 to 12 years of age, regardless of their regional background. The plays are performed by International certified puppeteers in a fun and enjoyable way using puppets with different shapes and colors. They are translated into sign language too. Puppets World theater received many global awards including the Austrian Intercultural Achievement Award 2022.
ViaVii a central hub for genuine local experiences and unique activities. We envision to create an immersive form of tourism by enabling the era of “people - to people travels.” The marketplace is built to help travelers easily find a variety of immersive experiences and ready-to-buy itineraries, designed by trained local communities, and instantly book them online. The B2B products consist of a SAAS model and a conversational engine, allowing businesses to identify gaps and provide a significant opportunity for them to engage with their customers proactively, by helping them identify and book local experiences through their customer journey.
Talaween is an interactive application that uses both digital and physical art activities to teach children the necessary soft skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. It provides interactive and comprehensive educational tools for teaching soft skills to children and adolescents through art, using engaging educational curricula written by specialists and converted into artistic exercises.
Cezar Projects is a youthful rural development initiative that works as a social enterprise since 2017. The enterprise is developing standard rural –tourism operations and coordinating rural initiatives, to meet sustainability through retaining local talents, creating innovation in sustainable tourism and generating new sources of income. In light of the awareness ‘Cezar’s Projects’ is spreading; it is now acting as a facilitator for developing sustainable initiatives in Chouf villages and managing different local experiences and facilities. All of which have created around 74 direct job opportunities as well as made a remarkable economic and social impact in the local community.
ClimberSpace is an outdoor small business specialized in resoling outdoor shoes and locally designing and producing outdoor products and apparel. It was founded by three passionate climbers and brothers who share the vision of creating a. outdoor brand that shares the beauties of our nature and people through locally crafted products.
Mlouk Productions is a film production company equipped with professional resources and a creative team that is ready to bring inspiring stories to life. At Mlouk we joined the Creative with the Production process to offer optimized workflows tailor made to every project. We cover the whole journey of a project, from the Idea Creation and Elaboration, to the Script Writing, to Production and Post-Production. We produce Cinema, Entertainment, Corporate and Promotional Videos. Our vision is to evolve storytelling and be able to explore and share our humanity through stories.
Yayy is a leading innovative gaming studio, offering different gaming solutions and experiences. We use different frameworks and standards to ensure top engaging, secure, and scalable games that attract and retain a large number of users.
CRÉ ARTISANAT currently offers a range of handmade leather goods and accessories under the brand name BillYadi - بِاليدِ that meet both professional and everyday uses. The company also handles custom orders from individuals or companies. The products elaborated at CRÉ ARTISANAT have an aesthetic, creative and singular purpose and are different from a standardized mass production market. CRÉ ARTISANAT also offers adapted training programs for young and apprentice leatherworkers and works on the development of a professional network of specialized craftsmen/women in the different regions of Morocco.
Felicity is a chocolate boutique, an educational platform and a marketplace allowing master chocolate makers and producers in the network to develop their skills and sell their production, creations and training/consulting services.
Help Mariage is the first App for planning your wedding serenely! We create a large-scale impact on more than 40 professions in the creative and cultural wedding industry by enabling them to develop their business by digitizing their activity.
HKids is a company specialized in the manufacture of personalized children’s furniture that is scalable and employs innovative solutions. At H KIDS we work on 4 values: 1- Emotional: it is very important that the children's furniture is beautiful and comfortable. It is for this reason that we work on a design inspired by Moroccan design and culture 2- Innovation: through the solutions that we integrate into the pack create innovative designs 3- Security: it is very important that the furniture is safe for use. 4- Social: we offer services for families or associations that are in need, and exceptional prices for families with more than 3 children.
- Marrakech, Morocco
Digital Cultural eXperience
At DCX we believe that promoting Heritage among young people is a key factor to build a prosperous and peaceful society. That is why, our Goal is to create attractive platforms and XR experiences that (re)connect young people with their Heritage. In collaboration with experts and scientists, DCX creates immersive 3D, VR and AR experiences using storytelling and interactive gaming tools to enhance museum mission, engaging the visitor in an educational and leisure experience. Monuments, artefacts and personalities come to life through virtual and augmented reality applications to make learning and the museum's visit a joyful experience
Klink is a platform of artistic Booking. It allows a connection between the events’ organizers and the artists. No more wasting time, money or energy in finding artists and organizing an event. Klink will close the gap between the events’ organizers and the artists and will serve as a springboard allowing them to access the event market and to optimize their work schedule’s program.
The Virtual Art Gallery
The Virtual Art Gallery is a digital platform for the creation and reproduction, hosting, and sale of 360° 3D virtual tours and VR (Virtual Reality) specializing in visual art exhibition spaces. while remaining faithful to the architecture, the accuracy of the places, the spirit, and the atmosphere of the exhibitions. With our 20 years of experience in 3D (Archviz) specializing in interior architecture, associated with new immersive technologies such as video games and VR. The Virtual Art Gallery creates existing or imagined spaces for art exhibitions. The Virtual Art Gallery allows the user to be completely immersed in an interactive and hyper-realistic virtual reality.