In our Alpine master class series, lead partners of the period 2014-2020 told us what made the success of their Alpine Space projects.
The project partners of CIRCULAR4.0 have asked themselves how the transformation to a more sustainable future by means of innovative circular economy business models can be carried out. The project contributed to the transition to a circular economy in the Alpine area by focusing on SMEs and economic operators. For better cooperation, an ecosystem of innovation consisting of policy makers, stakeholders, academia and research institutions as well as entrepreneurs and citizens was identified. CIRCULAR4.0 developed and tested tools to attain the ultimate goal of strengthening digitalisation processes by SMEs to foster innovation processes and accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the Alpine space.
We asked Majda Potokar, one of the project’s lead partners, what made the success of CIRCULAR4.0. She told us that the project’s transnational aspect enabled the building of the transnational CIRCULAR4.0 community, which would not have been able to build such a strong transnational connection without the establishment of the transnational working groups. In addition, the knowledge, best practices and experiences led to the support of SME’s transition to the circular economy through digitalisation, which started among the involved stakeholders at transnational level at the very beginning of the project.
Follow this link to watch the full interview: https://youtu.be/qkLZbxwcrNQ
To find out more about CIRCULAR4.0, visit their project page: https://bit.ly/3HAQQ9K