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Circular Economy

 28/04/2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Presentation webinar for the call “Circular Economy”.

The Competition is split into four parts, each with its own deadline. If you are interested in applying for this Kick-Start competition please decide which topic your idea falls under and submit a proposal between the opening and closing date.

Opening date Closing date
Part 1: Circular Food and Drinks 03 May 2021 18 June 2021
Part 2: Circular Fashion and Textiles 03 May 2021 18 June 2021
Part 3: Circular Urban Life 21 June 2021 06 August 2021
Part 4: Circular Waste Systems 21 June 2021 06 August 2021


The Challenge

Most organisations today operate in a linear way. A company takes resources, makes a product, and sells it to the customer, who then disposes of the product when it is no longer wanted. This model operates as though there are infinite resources and it generates a lot of waste.

circular economy, on the other hand, treats resources as though they are finite and is based on a make, use and return model. Each resource is used in a way that maximises value to the economy and minimises damage to the environment. The circular model is based on three principles:

  • Design out waste and pollution
  • Keep products and materials in use
  • Regenerate natural systems

The European Space Agency’s “Circular Economy” Kick-Start competition offers funding of up to €60k to teams who have ideas relating to the circular economy and use satellite data or space technologies.

ESA will host two webinars to present this “Circular Economy” opportunity. The webinar for Part 1 “Circular Food and Drink” and Part 2 “Circular Fashion and Textiles” will take place on 28 April 2021 at 11:00 CEST. The webinar for Part 3 “Circular Urban Life” and Part 4 “Circular Waste Systems” will take place on 16 June 2021 at 11:00 CEST.

To join the webinar(s), register here.


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