Der Förderwettbewerb Create.NRW

At the Create.NRW funding competition of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the best ideas for the creative industries, future-oriented technologies and services are scouted and awarded. In 2009, the project group Acamar, DE-PARCON and DMV (German Music Publishers Association) won an award for innovation with the concept Netzwerk NRW Noten Digital.

Here is an excerpt from the jury statement:

"The jury proposes to implement the project because the creation of the new "digital printing plate" has great technical value for the innovation of the field of sheet music, it facilitates novel licensing and marketing techniques (especially for composers, young publishing houses and retailers of sheet music), and because the project is relevant for the international music sector." (Press release of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy NRW, 25.9.2009)

The winners receive a recommendation to be supported in their implementation of the awarded concept by means of the operational programme (ERDF) which fosters "Regional competitiveness and employment" with its EU-NRW Ziel2 programme (2007-2013). In the subsequent three years, Netzwerk NRW Noten Digital will be launched as a pilot project in North Rhine-Westphalia and will be tested in practice. It is then to be implemented nationally as well as internationally.

Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Bauen, Wohnen und Verkehr des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Building, Housing and
Transport of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.