Accelerating the transition to circular, regenerative economies.
Moving towards a circular economy will maximise our chances of avoiding the most dangerous effects of climate change. A quick fix will not be enough. It’s time to change the big picture.
EIT Climate-KIC empowers entire regions, industries and communities to implement a bold transition towards circular economy. To us, this means combining tailored actions across education, entrepreneurship and innovation to change whole systems from linear to circular.
How do we do it?
We believe that to truly transform how our societies operate, we need to catalyse entire systems change. The circular economy is a powerful tool to help communities transition to climate-friendly, regenerative and resilient economies.
We contribute to these systems change by:
- Reshaping European policy and public funding
- Supporting the transformation of the private financial sector
- Orchestrating all actors needed for systemic transformation
- Producing thought leadership on Circular Economy transition
- Developing scientific methodologies for participatory engagement
- Transforming industrial value chains
- Building networks of actors to address specific challenges
Influencing policy and financing for circular economy at EU level
Building a platform to increase joint programming for circular economy transition across Europe.
Improving access to finance for circular economy projects.
Shifting industry and policy towards a greater uptake of industrial symbiosis in the European process industry.
Transitioning countries, regions and cities from linear to circular
Working with the Government of Slovenia in a deep demonstration of rapid change to a circular and regenerative economy and society.
Buildind a circular economy ecosystem in the region of Cantabria, Spain.
Exploring how the circular economy can act as an innovation tool in municipalities to strengthen capacity for systemic change.
Closing the loop on high-emitting value chains
Catalysing a switch to a circular economy through plastic waste prevention.
Transforming the automotive industry through the lens of the circular economy and mobility-as-a-service.
Advancing the transition of the European economy towards closed-loop systems through the creation of a circular economy network of ports.
News & Events
What will it take to change whole systems?
Our reports on the circular economy
These insights present business models from a multitude of sectors, geographic and political contexts and employ a variety of circular strategies.
This first white paper on circular procurement within construction provides a unique overview of the benefits of incorporating circular procurement at city and district level.
This report provides key recommendations to drive increased investment in circular economy initiatives.
This study interviewed 14 EIT Climate-KIC start-ups and innovation projects to learn more about the benefits of adopting circularity, and to better understand the challenges that hinder its uptake.
This report explores a broad range of opportunities for the four largest materials in terms of emissions (steel, plastics, aluminium, and cement) and two large use segments for these materials (passenger cars and buildings).
This series of ten insight documents, written by renowned climate innovation experts, reveals the strategies, approaches and challenges to developing and adopting circular business models.