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European cluster-led accelerator for digitisation of the circular economy across key emerging sectors

Objective

Europe’s transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy is as much an environmental, economic and social necessity as it is an opportunity for European businesses and citizens. To meet the targets and ambition set out by EU Circular Economy policies and actualise circular value chains as a competitive advantage, DigiCirc will empower SMEs to leverage digital technology as a key enabler for innovative circular products/ services, processes and business models.
To this end, DigiCirc will create and coordinate the DigiCirc innovation network, facilitated by an engagement campaign of 3 partner clusters, to bring together a wide-spectrum of ‘triple-helix’ stakeholders (local/ regional authorities, big industry actors, SMEs, RTOs, civil society, etc.). 3 strategic high-growth domains will be in scope (Circular Cities, Bioeconomy, Blue Economy), each represented by a leading cluster in the field. The Ecosystem will lay the foundation for a holistic, dynamic and cross-border/sector open space for innovation, implement through the DigiCirc accelerators (3 calls, one in each target domain).
The accelerators will be run by innovation support experts to transform validated concepts into robust business models towards a commercial launch. This will involve (i) tailored business support: courses and coaching; (ii) identifying and establishing strategic partnerships (facilitated by a dedicated Matchmaking Tool) to create complementary consortia (thematic & SMEs with a LSD enabler partner, e.g. industry, local government); (iii) two circular data platforms to simplify data use and integration across complex value chains and environments thus boosting circular business plans and concepts.
Finally, A DigiCirc Roadmap will be drafted to define the path for digital-enabled circular innovation in the 3 domains, the way-forward for each of the clusters to seize upon knowledge gained and identify/define concrete sustainability options for the DigiCirc innovation network.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-INNOSUP-2019-01-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CAP DIGITAL
Address
14 Rue Alexandre Parodi
75010 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 960 000

Participants (11)

KEMIN DIGIPOLIS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Tietokatu 6
FI-94600 Kemi
Activity type
Other
OFFICINE INNOVAZIONE S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 075
Address
Via Tortona 25
20144 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
F6S NETWORK IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 203 962,50
Address
39 Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2
D02ND6 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 236 950
Address
Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZORGIOS IOANNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 180 075
Address
Makedonias 24 A Kifisia
14561 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTHUR'S LEGAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 133 000
Address
Emmalaan 21
1075 AT Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FASTTRACK ACTION, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 139 475
Address
Rua Do Cais Das Naus 1B E 1C Parque Das Nacoes
1990-305 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UDRUZENJE PLAVA ZAJEDNICA

Participation ended

Serbia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zrenjaninski Put Bb Padinska Skela
11213 Beograd
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NAVAL Y DEL MAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Ctra El Estrecho Lobosillo Km 2 Parque Tecnologico De Fuente Alamo
30320 Fuente Alamo Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSPIRING CULTURE ASSOCIATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 282 750
Address
Avenue De Villardin 10
1009 Pully
Activity type
Other