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.

Test our Circular Start training materials now!

Are you a start-up or an entrepreneur and do you want to improve the circularity of your business idea? Are you a coach or teacher and do want to support start-up in the process of developing more circular business models? You can do that participating in the testing phase of the CircularStart project.

What do you have to do to participate in this testing phase? It is very easy! Go through the Guidance tool and dive into the online course. Your feedback during this process will be very helpful to improve the developed materials, and to guarantee that they are adapted to start-ups and entrepreneurs needs and expectations. That is why, we kindly ask you, that once you pass through the different training materials, to fill in the following assessment surveys.

  • To assess each of the training units, fill in the short surveys you will find after the completion of each unit (in the platform).
  • To assess each of the 4 business development stages as a whole, fill in the short survey you will find after the completion of each stage (in the platform).
  • To assess the guidance tool and the eLearning platform as a whole (format and functionalities), fill in the survey that you will find here: https://www.research.net/r/SGTeLP

The filling in of each survey will not take long and having your feedback will be really helpful and beneficial for the project. In case you want to know more about the project or need more details or support about the testing phase, just contact us. We will very happy to solve any question or other kind of demand you may have in this respect.


Thanks a lot for your contribution!

Online Course / Guidance Tool

What is the Circular Economy and why is it important?

Which social, ecological and economical benefits does a circular business model offer?

How can we implement circular business strategies into our model?

These and many more questions will be answered during the online course on Circular Business Models. To get started we recommend to check out the Guidance Tool in advance, where you can get an overview of the course structure and the most relevant learning units dependent on your current „Circular Economy Readiness Level“.

Link to the Guidance Tool

The online course 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.

Link to the Online Course

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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