Circular Industries

Competitive, low carbon and circular industries

The cross-cutting nature of this call should lead to an improved cooperation and integration between sectors and value chains, and to making circular economy practices more mainstreamed and widespread and contributing to a carbon neutral industry in the medium term.

This call supports the development of innovative productions systems and business models, in which resource efficiencies, waste management and system thinking should be incorporated in the initial design, across sectors that are traditionally resource and energy intensive and/or with significant environmental footprints. The objective is the design and demonstration of profitable and sustainable (circular) value chains of materials, products and services, and of transactions for novel sourcing of required inputs and value-added destinations for non-product outputs between industrial facilities (industrial symbiosis). The environmental, climate, economic and social gains should be assessed from a comprehensive full life cycle perspective, including production and recycling processes, materials, and products (cradle-to-cradle).

In order to strengthen the impact of the activities under the call, clustering of projects around certain activities into portfolios will be facilitated. Proposals are encouraged to be open to clustering activities, including coordinated deliverables and joint dissemination or exploitation activities, with other projects selected under this call and under previous relevant ones.

 

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OVERVIEW DOCUMENT HORIZON 2020 GREEN DEAL CALL TOPICS

An overview document with a short summary per call topic and links to the COM website pages, powerpoint presentations and the draft Work Programme

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European Green Deal - update including an overview of H2020 call topics

Green Deal is the Commision's (COM) roadmap with actions for making the EU's economy sustainable.

Extended deadline - Business4Change Hackathon on the new challenges of the circular economy- 16-17/11/2020

The Business4Change Hackathon is aimed at engaging young people, students, entrepreneurs and startups to ‘hack’ new socially innovative business models and propose solutions for the circular economy.