Circular economy: Second open call for adopters
C-Voucher’s second open call for adopters is targeting all SMEs active in health, blue growth, textile, agri-food and manufacturing sectors that want to develop circular business cases aimed at transforming their current linear value chains into circular ones.
SMEs applying for this call will be stimulated to develop innovative circular solutions based in:
- The Circularity Solutions developed within the both Circularity programmes of C-VoUCHER (in cases wheret the applicant’s business profile and circular potential is aligned with one of the SMEs that are currently participating in the acceleration programme)
- A new circular business model based on a circular building block in Industrial Symbiosis, Material resource efficiency, Renewable energy and energy efficiency, Biological products, Product life cycle extension, Performance economy, Sharing economy and Platform economy)
Twenty-four selected SMEs will get €15,000 (a lump sum to cover the costs of participation in the programme) and access to the Value Chain Replication Programme (up to three months in total), which includes:
- Up to a month of designer-in-residence support for the creative phase of the development of the business case
- Support in identifying further funding to implement that plan, through coaching sessions with public and private funding experts
SMEs interested in being adopters and creating their business case can APPLY for the second adopters’ open call until 30 October (17:00 CET).
C-VoUCHER is the first pan-European initiative, funded by the European Commission, aiming at the adoption of the concept of the Circular Economy to transform linear value chains (cradle to waste) towards circular models (cradle to cradle®). The project is distributing a total of €4.2m to SMEs through 4 open calls.
The project will leverage a total of €6 million of complementary funding for selected SMEs provided by private and public investors. A “Circular Design Toolkit for Regions” will also be produced to mainstream the methodology in other EU Regions.
Find out more here.