CITY CIRCLE

The CITYCIRCLE project will facilitate innovation and technology transfer, and improve services and business models in peripheral cities. By providing these with tools and knowledge linked to the circular economy, the project will enable a new generation of innovative solutions in their urban ecosystems in a long-run. A full circular economy package for cities will deploy organizational structures, knowledge and tools, transnational value chains and present visible benefits to their citizens.

Project Goal

The CITYCIRCLE project will facilitate innovation and technology transfer, and improve services and business models in peripheral cities. By providing these with tools and knowledge linked to the circular economy, the project will enable a new generation of innovative solutions in their urban ecosystems in a long-run. A full circular economy package for cities will deploy organizational structures, knowledge and tools, transnational value chains and present visible benefits to their citizens.

Services

CITYCIRCLE is improving innovation capacities of peripheral urban centers of Central Europe by introducing the circular economy system to partner cities. Peripheral cities of Central Europe are marked by lack of innovation cooperation and lack of access to global innovation processes. Circular economy (CE) has been acknowledged as a development concept that should provide sustainable, resource efficient development and a great pool for innovation of new technologies, services, solutions and business models (EU Action Plan “Closing the loop”) to make our cities and regions better places to live and work.

The main CITYCIRCLE objective is to utilize innovation potential of circular economy in citiesvthrough

  1. setting-up quadruple-helix circular economy hubs in partner cities and to
  2. equip them with the knowledge and tools so they will be able to design circular economy value-chains in their cities. Hubs will implement
  3. pilot projects in the framework of respective S3 strategies to test developed tools
  4. transnational value chains (supported by transnational marketplace for materials) will be defined in transnational CE strategy (transnational S3 implementation) to link local circular economy value chains and reach critical mass.

Partners

  • Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Via Carpatia, Slovakia
  • Development agency North Ltd, Croatia
  • City Municipality of Varaždin, Croatia
  • Energy Management Agency of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
  • Municipality of Udine, italy City of Kranj, Slovenia
  • E-institute, Slovenia
  • Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • bwcon GmbH, Germany
Profile

Duration: April 2019 – March 2022

Client/programme: Interreg Central Europe Programme

Project co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)

Website: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CITYCIRCLE.html

AP Luc Schmerber

Ansprechpartner

Luc Schmerber

Innovation Project Manager

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schmerber@bwcon.de
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