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4CNW Talent Scotland: Discovery Event for Businesses took place in Edinburgh on the morning of Thursday 24 January 2013. The event provided the opportunity for eligible businesses to find out more about 4CNW Talent. 4CNW Talent Scotland invites Scottish businesses 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 who can offer new areas of expertise to help solve a business challenge. 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. Cultural Enterprise Office have been appointed as the Scottish brokers for 4CNW and to be working in collaboration with The Creative State North West which brings together partners in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 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. Scottish businesses with a challenge are invited to submit an online application by Monday 18 February 2013. To be eligible businesses must: have a business address in Scotland; come from the Tourism, Technology, Life Sciences or Agri Food sectors; be looking to grow their business through the innovative development of products, services or marketing; and, have completed their first year of trading.