About CircularInvest Open Calls

CircularInvest intends to support circular economy projects by providing a range of free project development assistance services, such as circularity optimisation, fundraising, and business development planning. 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 tailored for circular projects with a sufficient level of maturity that offer a minimum viable product/service or scalable prototype, adopt a clear business and financial model, demonstrating the projects´ economic potential. The projects should be innovative, providing unique benefits or advantage to customers as compared to existing alternatives and generate positive impacts (environmental, economic, social) in one or more territories (sub-national: local or regional) in one or more countries eligible in CircularInvest

Who is Eligible to apply?

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 classification system: The projects must fall under one or more categories of the EU Categorisation System for the Circular Economy
  • Compliance with the EU Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) sectors of interest: The projects must address one or more circular economy value chains as stated in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan
  • Sub-national coverage (regional/local): The projects must have / aim for a regional/local dimension/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 projects must fall under the range of 1M€ (min) – 20M€ (max).
  • Commitment from the applicants if selected: The applicants must commit the necessary human resources to work with assigned experts for implementing the activities agreed with them and join the networking events organized by CircularInvest
  • Language:The 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:

  1. Albania
  2. Armenia
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Faroe Islands
  5. Georgia
  6. Iceland
  7. Israel
  8. Kosovo
  9. Moldova
  10. Montenegro
  11. North Macedonia
  12. Norway
  13. Serbia
  14. Tunisia
  15. Turkey
  16. Ukraine

How to Apply?

To apply to CircularInvest project, applicants need to proceed to their register on the CircularInvest online platform and create a user account. Applications can only be submitted online.
If you’re having additional doubts on how to apply, please check the 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
Evaluation phase 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: