About the Project

Many start-ups and young entrepreneurs bringing fresh and disruptive ideas to the market lack an expertise on circular business models and cannot benefit from sustainable market opportunities. 

CircularStart addresses this challenge, and aims at delivering new innovative training material on sustainable and circular business models. During the project, the learning material will be tested with incubators and, finally, published on this website.

With an increased know-how on Circular Economy, start-ups can evaluate and improve the environmental, social and economic impacts of their business ideas right from the beginning.

The project brings together 9 partners from four EU countries. The project is a 2-year ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership, funded by the European Union through SEPIE, the Spanish National Agency for International Education.

Project Results

Check out the Guidance Tool to get a good overview of the CircularStart online course and the most relevant learning units dependent on your current „Circular Economy Readiness Level“. The Guidance Tool will help you better understand the course and its contents.


The main output of the CircularStart project is the online course, which aims to help startups integrating Circular Economy and sustainability principles into their business models. It is divided into four course modules based on the themes Ideation, Integration, Validation and Implementation. The contents are designed as a self-paced learning experience and are available for free.


We have developed a number of addititional resources for the course:

  • A narrated presentation giving an overview of the course contents
  • A trainers manual, addressing incubators to integrate the materials in their trainings
  • A pdf-version of the Guidance Tool
  • An assessment tool to evaluate the circularity of your Business Model
  • A CircularStart Business Model Canvas

If you have any open questions check out the FAQs

Partners


Spain


PROSPEKTIKER

Oihana Hernáez (Project Coordinator)

PE. Zuatzu, Edif. Urumea Pl.1 L.1
20018, Donostia – San Sebastián
+34 943 835 704
prospe01@prospektiker.es
www.prospektiker.es

ASSOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LAS INDUSTRIAS CERÁMICAS – AICE

Teresa Ros Dosdá

Campus Riu Sec. Avda. Sos Baynat
12006 Castellón
+34964342424
teresa.ros@itc.uji.es
www.itc.uji.es

MU ENPRESAGINTZA S. COOP.
MU ENPRESAGINTZA S. COOP.

David Sánchez

Cl. Ibarra Zelaia 2
20560 Onati – Gipuzkoa
+34943718009
dsanchez@mondragon.edu
www.mondragon.edu


Austria


VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Rainer Pamminer

Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Vienna
+4315880130753
rainer.pamminger@tuwien.ac.at
www.ecodesign.at

ÖSTERREICHISCHES ÖKOLOGIE-INSTITUT
ÖSTERREICHISCHES ÖKOLOGIE-INSTITUT

Maria Kalleitner-Huber

Seidengasse 13
1070 Vienna
+4369915236115
kalleitner-huber@ecology.at
www.ecology.at

INITS UNIVERSITAERES GRUENDERSERVICE WIEN GMBH
INITS UNIVERSITAERES GRUENDERSERVICE WIEN GMBH

Andreas Gschöpf

Media Quarter Marx 3.2 – Maria Jacobi Gasse 1
1030 Vienna
+436648333552
andreas.gschoepf@inits.at
www.inits.at


Portugal


ANJE ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DE JOVENS EMPRESARIOS
ANJE ASSOCIACAO NACIONAL DE JOVENS EMPRESARIOS

Ana Rodrigues

Rua Paulo da Gama Casa do Farol
4169-006 Porto
+351961380970
anacristina@anje.pt
www.anje.pt

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENERGIA E GEOLOGIA I. P.
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENERGIA E GEOLOGIA I. P.

Cristina Rocha

Estrada da Portela, Bairro de Zambujal
Apartado 7568 - Alfragide
2610-999 Amadora
+351210924685
cristina.rocha@lneg.pt
www.lneg.pt


Slovenia


ABC Accelerator
ABC Accelerator

Polona Juvančič

Smartinska Ceska 152
1000 Ljubljana
+38640480239
polona@abc-accelerator.com
www.abc-accelerator.com

Contact


Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Erasmus+ Programme Grant Agreement: 2019-1-ES01-KA202-06562

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