DigiCirc (a European cluster-led accelerator for digitisation of the circular economy across key emerging sectors) is a European H2020 INNOSUP project gathering 11 partners led by Cap Digital. It aims to boost the circular economy by leveraging digital tools. The project will support highly innovative SMEs in the business development and marketing of solutions, products, processes based on circular value chains.
DigiCirc has just launched the Open Call for Circular Cities. They are now looking to fund and support SME-driven with digital circular solutions by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Circular Cities, and invite them to join this transformation of EU Cities by providing a more circular economy approach.
DigiCirc will fund SME-led consortia (up to €60.000 per SME) through three project open calls, to develop their digital solutions under Circular Economy specific domains. In order to enable the creation of SME consortia, SMEs are invited to register on the DigiCirc Matchmaking Tool and contact other SMEs to create synergies to build consortia.
By responding to the Circular Cities open call, they will offer SMEs the chance to join an exciting accelerator programme, where they can develop their own solutions addressing specific challenges in this domain. Circular Cities Accelerator Programme, is a highly intensive and innovative 12 week-long innovation support programme, with a total budget of €800.000 and will fund a minimum of 15 SME-led consortia.
What's in it for SMEs?
1. Up to €60.000 equity free funding per SME/start-up
2. 3 useful digital tools and data to facilitate the digitalisation process
3. Strategical European partnerships through matchmaking activities
4. One-on-one business coaching support
5. Thematic mentoring support provided by industry experts
Interested in joining the digitalisation of Circular Economy? Applications to Circular Cities Call are open until 14 January 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time).