Up2Circ is an international project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme – Horizon 2.4 – Digital, Industry and Space.
Our project aims to accelerate and scale up the transition of European small and medium sized companies towards a circular economy. Up2Circ will develop and implement attractive and efficient measures tailored to the specific needs of each company.
The Up2Circ client’s journey to circularity starts with the ‘Wake-Up2Circ’ phase, showing what opportunities circular innovation can offer to SMEs. Together with their Up2Circ regional advisor, the SME develops a detailed action plan with next steps to be taken towards becoming more circular. The SME can then participate in the Up2Circ Academy, which is a set of training modules, each of which shows a detailed pathway to implementing circular solutions for their business and includes knowledge on implementing advanced technologies and social innovation as enablers of circularity. SMEs that want to go further – to change their business models to circularity or to implement specific transition measures towards circular products, processes and services – can apply for EU-funding of up to €50,000. We will present the most inspiring stories of implemented projects in the catalogue of Up2Circ success stories.