The circular innovation platform


Loop is a unique global innovation platform on circular economy, that aims to close the loop on high-emitting material systems, and dematerialise demand in urban areas. The programme specifically focuses on metals, plastics, cement and bio-materials.

We believe the circular economy holds the potential to transform the societies of tomorrow. Loop accelerates systemic innovation on a variety of fronts: we bring on board not only city governments, but the regions they are in. The businesses that operate there. The knowledge from their universities. And the commitment of their citizens.

Our network scales-up high-impact, circular solutions through start-up acceleration, education, and innovation research & development programmes.

Our circular economy offer


Our entrepreneurship programmes identify, support and invest in entrepreneurs through every stage of innovation, helping them achieve success and commercial scale. To date, Climate-KIC has supported over 80 circular economy start-ups.

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Our circular economy innovation programmes facilitate knowledge exchange and technology transfer to help your business or sector maximise its potential to become a market leader.

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With a focus on real-life challenges and learning by doing, EIT Climate-KIC’s circular economy online learning, and professional development and graduate school programmes are the most transformative of their kind.

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Alberto Bellini, Project Coordinator for eCircular "We are now moving to a new paradigm: natural systems are circular by definition, so too, must human activity be circular."

Project highlights


The eCircular Flagship programme accelerates the circularity of plastic-based material systems and dematerialisation of plastic demand.

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Circular iQ

Start-up that has developed an IT solution that makes circular purchasing accessible and simple. This will particular support challenges faced in sustainable public procurement.

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Be Circle

Be Circle is a digital platform that identifies synergies for eco-industrial parks to optimise relationships between facilities and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

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Façade Leasing

Façade Leasing proposes an innovative business model for the implementation of Circular Economies in the construction industry.

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Total Recycle Decommissioning

Total Recycle Decommissioning (TRD) examines commercial incentives to maximise the ratio of recycled materials from ships.

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