Winners of C-VoUCHER’s 1st Open Call for Adopters announced!

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14 January, 2020

The major challenge within the circular economy approach is answering the question: how to make the operations more resource-efficient. C-VoUCHER’s Circularity Value Replication Programme is a 3-month programme aimed at SMEs willing to adopt or get inspired by the Circularity Solutions already developed within C-VoUCHER’s project or by the Circular Economy Building Blocks.

The First Open Call for Adopters, was launched on the 1st of August and closed the 31st of October, 2019. SMEs from Manufacturing, Blue Growth, Health, Textile and Agri-Food sectors, aiming to define new business models (create feasibility plan) based on a circular economy approach were encouraged to apply.

As a result, from the 120 applications that were submitted, 18 SMEs have been selected and invited to the Circularity Value Replication Programme that offers a fixed amount of €15,000 equity-free for a Circular business case creation, access to the support of a Designer-in-Residence to create and define their road map to incorporate the Circularity Solution in their processes (Feasibility Plan) and coaching sessions with funding experts to identify additional private and public funding sources for their projects.

Here’s a list of the winners that joined the programme:

The C-VoUCHER consortium is led by FundingBox Accelerator and is composed of 13 partners from 6 European countries (Denmark, Romania, France, Poland, Spain, and Sweden). It 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 under two programmes: Circularity Programme and Circularity Value Replication Programme.

Overall, 42 adopter SMEs, for now, 18, and the rest during the second open call planned for summer 2020, will be selected for the Circularity Value Replication Programme.