The network, launched by CircularInvest and DEFINITE-CCRI, aims to create a community of like-minded professionals to cultivate discussions, foster collaborations, and channel investments towards advancing circularity in European cities and regions.
The transition to a circular economy promises a multitude of benefits, including higher productivity, enhanced cost efficiency, and overall economic growth — all achieved while respecting our planet's boundaries. However, because of their innovative nature, circular projects often encounter hurdles while looking for financial backing.
The CIRN kick-off event emphasised the need for investors to expand their perspectives beyond conventional investment paradigms and support circular innovation. Institutions like the EIB already offer funding for circular projects, but many investors still lack the knowledge and confidence to invest in circular business opportunities. Contrary to misconceptions, circular actions offer strategic advantages for financial entities. By promoting reuse, remanufacturing, and recycling, these initiatives optimise resource efficiency, reducing costs and reliance on new materials, and mitigating supply chain risks. Furthermore, encouraging companies to innovate through new business models and design approaches can generate new revenue streams and bolster market competitiveness.
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The transition to a circular economy requires innovation in various directions, including production, consumption, and disposal. This webinar focuses on how to facilitate innovation in small to medium-sized European cities, with a particular focus on promoting circular economy business ideas.
CircularInvest and DEFINITE-CCRI are launching the Circular Investment Readiness Network, a Europe-wide community of practice to help circular economy projects overcome development and funding challenges. The initiative will officially kick off online on the 21st of November, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:30 CET.
In a world increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability and circular economies, the CircularInvest project is back for its second call. CircularInvest is set to bridge the gap between circular economy project developers and investors across Europe...
8 November 2023, 09:00-18:00 The Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) is holding its 1st General Conference on 8 November 2023 in Brussels and online.