“The circular economy gives us the tools to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss together, while addressing important social needs. It gives us the power to grow prosperity, jobs, and resilience while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution.” (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
The circular economy offers a profitable opportunity for businesses to move away from resource-intensive processes, maximize the use of existing assets and create new revenue streams while preserving natural capital. But how can this be done concretely and which transition measures would match best with your business? There are so many aspects to discover: circular business models, circular product design and circular processes, but also advanced technologies like digitalization or additive manufacturing. And let’s not forget that key to a successful transition processes are the people involved, therefore also social innovation aspects must be included. We invite SMEs from all EU countries to join us on Up2Circ journey towards circular innovation: discover opportunities, develop an action plan, increase your knowledge and gain financial support for your transition project.