Circular economy projects are selected through open calls that are launched periodically.
All applicants must apply online and comply with the eligibility criteria.
Who are CircularInvest´s services tailored for?
CircularInvest's services are customised for circular projects that have reached a sufficient level of maturity,
offering either a minimum viable product or service or a scalable prototype, accompanied by a well-defined business
and financial model that showcases the economic potential of the projects. These projects should also exhibit innovation,
providing distinct benefits or advantages to customers compared to existing alternatives, while simultaneously generating
positive impacts – be they environmental, economic, or social – within one or more territories,
whether they are local, regional (sub-national), eligible in one or more countries for CircularInvest.
Who can apply?
CircularInvest welcomes applications from circular economy project promoters.
Utility companies (e.g., waste and water management enterprises);
Local municipalities & regional authorities;
Intermunicipal management services;
Universities & research centres;
Environmental, technology and R&D organisations;
SMEs/startups and corporates;
And consortia of all the above!
Location in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe associated country: Applicants (single entity/organisation or a group of organisations/entities) must be located in an EU Member State or HE associated country
Compliance with the EU Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) sectors of interest: The project must address one or more circular economy value chains as stated in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan
Sub-national coverage (regional/local): The project must have / aim for a regional/local dimension or impact in a specific geographical area at a sub-national level (municipality, group of municipalities and regions in one of the EU member countries or HE associated countries).
Total investment: The total amount of financial resources sought by the project must fall under the range of 1M€ (min) – 20M€ (max)
Commitment from the applicants if selected: Applicants must commit the necessary human resources to work with assigned experts to implement the activities agreed with them and join the networking events organised by CircularInvest
Language: Applicants (and partners, if a consortium is applying) must have a good level of fluency in English. The application form must be filled only in English. Any documents attached to the application form that is in a language other than English will not be considered
Eligible HE Associated countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
How to Apply?
To apply to the CircularInvest project, applicants need to register on the CircularInvest online platform and create a user account. Applications can only be submitted online.
If you have doubts on how to apply, please watch this video:
Who is Eligible to apply?
The indicative timeline for the application and evaluation phases of the second Call for EoI is as follows:
Call for EoI opening
17th October 2023
Deadline for application submission
15th December 2023, 17:00 CEST
16th December to 15th February 2024
Service Plan Agreement (SPA) preparation and signing phase
16th February to 14th March 2024
Start of the Implementation phase
15th March 2024
Need more information?
Find here the complete version on the Call for EoI - Second Call.
If you need additional information, please go to the FAQ section on the CircularInvest website.
You can also send your questions to the following email: email@example.com