Pilot call applications

On 15 November, we closed the pilot call – Up2Circ Accelerator, which will support 7 projects to validate the adoption of circular business models and implement concrete actions towards circular products, processes and services. The budget allocated for this pilot call is €350,000.

The pilot call was aimed at SMEs from the project’s partner regions, namely:

  • Metropolitan Region of Hamburg (DE, TUTECH)
  • Estonia (EE, TSP)
  • South Moravian Region (CZ, JIC)
  • Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region (FR, risingSUD)
  • Lubelskie region (PL, LFR)
  • Metropolitan City of Torino (IT, CCIAATO)
  • Extremadura region (ES, FUNDECYT-PCTEX)

We received a total of 46 applications from SMEs from different sectors and with different ideas for circular transformation.

6 SMEs applied for grants of up to €15,000 for so-called small projects to change their business model to a circular model, resulting in a feasibility study including a business plan. The remaining 40 SMEs applied for grants of up to €50,000, the expected outcome of which is an approved prototype.

The projects are currently being evaluated and the results will be announced in the second half of January 2024.

Scroll to Top