Promoting Circular Economy Incubator for Youth

Acronym

CIRCUIT
Project Number – MIS 5070715
Priority axis 1 - A Competitive and Innovative Cross-Border Area
Investment priorities 3a - Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
Intervention fields 066. Advanced support services for SMEs and groups of SMEs (including management, marketing and design services)
Call 6th CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS
Lead Beneficiary SOCIAL INNOVATION AND COHESION INSTITUTE
Beneficiaries CENTRE FOR CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT - SANDANSKI
NGO "PIRIN EAGLES"
SPECIAL ACCOUNT FOR RESEARCH FUNDS - ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
SPECIAL ACCOUNT FOR RESEARCH FUNDS OF DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE
Start Date Apr 13, 2021
End Date Apr 12, 2023
Budget 412.025,00 €
ERDF Contribution 350.221,25 €
National Contribution 61.803,75 €
The aim of the project is to accelerate the transition of Greece & Bulgaria towards Circular Economy & bring an innovative and pioneering approach to deal with complex problems of this field. This will be achieved through the promotion of entrepreneurship on circular economy. CIRCUIT focuses on improving entrepreneurship SME support systems by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and promoting the creation of new tools, including through business pre-incubators, incubators, Labs & info-points, supporting the capacity of young people & engage them in innovation processes.
CIRCUIT'S overall objectives are: a) the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation to the entrepreneurs of the CB area, b) young entrepreneurs’ stimulation on circular economy by supporting them to meet the new technologies, c) the enhancement of the CB regions’ role by creating an entrepreneurial system on circular economy in the area. The project's main objectives are: a) strengthening entrepreneurship on circular economy and networking culture for the promotion of a new business model expansion, b) improvement of competitiveness of existing SMEs, while supporting the emergence of new collaborative business schemes, c)improvement of the regions’ authorities and stakeholders capacity regarding entrepreneurship on circular economy, d) actual support offered to male and female entrepreneurs through training, consulting, mentoring services, e) Increase of the local population and authorities’ awareness towards entrepreneurship on circular economy, f) Promotion of CB cooperation, networking, common exports, common business schemes, etc.

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