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C-Voucher 2nd call for Adopters SME

Call title: C-Voucher 2nd call for Adopters SME
Project full name: Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies
Project acronym: C-Voucher
Grant agreement number: 777773
Publication date: 3 August 2020
Deadline: 30 October 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: Up to 3 months
Total EU funding available: €360 000
Maximun funding request per proposal: €15 000
Number of proposals to be funded: 24
Submission process: Submission through the application form.
Evaluation process: The selection of the open call proposals will be carried out in a two-step process. Step one will involve external evaluation to assess the proposal according to the criteria. Step two will involve the C-voucher consortium to prioritise the proposals based on the external evaluation result, the expected impact, the project resources requested and coverage of the objectives of the C-Voucher project.
Web address for full open call information and for proposal submissions
Applicants eligibility: The call is open to end-user SME from the EU Member States and H2020 Associated Countries

Additional information

C-Voucher, a European project financed by the European Commission, is looking for 24 European end-user SMEs (Adopters) willing to approach the circular economy business and create circular Business Case for their companies.

The Adopters can get inspiration from participants of C-Voucher acceleration programmes or adopt one of the circular business models promoted by C-Voucher.

Who can apply?

European SMEs [legal person] established in an EU member state or in H2020 Associated Countries (as defined by Article 7 of the Horizon 2020 Regulation) in the prioritised domains of Health, Blue Growth, Textile, Agro-Food and Manufacturing, showing willingness and readiness to define and develop circular feasibility plans leading to more efficient use of resources and improved competitiveness.

What’s in it for the SMEs?

Selected SMEs will be offered support of up to €15 000 per company and mentoring from designers-in-residence and funding experts. The experts will help to analyse the companies’ potential for transforming them into circular economy entities. The circular feasibility plan will be later measured against possible funding (public and/or private).

What types of projects will be prioritized?

C-Voucher is looking for companies willing to approach the transformation of their current linear value chains into circular ones. There are 2 paths that the applicants can take:

  1. Get inspiration from participants of the major acceleration programmes.
  2. Adopt at least one of the following circular economy business models:
    • Industrial Symbiosis
    • Material Resource Efficiency
    • Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency
    • Biological Products
    • Product Life Cycle Extension
    • Performance Economy
    • Sharing Economy
    • Platform Economy

It is important that the applicants see potential not only for changing their current value chains but also for establishing cross-sectoral cooperation.

What can be funded under €15 000 support for companies?

The support provided by C-Voucher project under Value Chain Replication Programme is a €15 000 lump sum therefore all costs bore during the preparation of the business case, aiming at its completion, indispensable for the its creation and final submission are eligible.