Can’t do it alone.
Why We Do What We Do
The Circular Economy (CE) is a production and consumption model in which existing materials and products are shared, leased, reused, repaired, refurbished, and recycled for as long as possible.
It’s considered the economic model of the future, as it helps companies preserve value, conserve resources, and increase profits at the same time. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended and waste is reduced to a minimum.
What We Do
CIRCULAZE, an initiative launched by business network CURAZE, connects pioneers in sustainable business management in Germany and thought leaders to form a network together with the most relevant start- and scale-ups in the field of Circular Economy.
The goal of the community is to establish an powerful ecosystem, to exchange good practices and inspire each other on the path to an even more sustainable company.
How We Do It
With the help of a jury of internationally renowned experts, we will create a longlist of emerging Circular Economy start-ups. Careful evaluation of the list by the jury will result in the top 20 Circular Economy start-ups. The results and milestones of our initiative, such as the top 20 start-ups, will be communicated on our social media channels and the innovation online magazine Fe:maleOneZero. Through this communication, we are creating touchpoints with Circular Economy as a subject and making information around how to approach the Circular Economy accessible for everyone.
#Top 20 Start-ups
Our Jury will vote on the top 20 most inspiring start- and scale-ups who are leading the way with outstanding solutions and moving the Circular Economy forward. The start- and scale-ups must have been founded at maximum seven years ago and have no more than 500 employees.
Industries: Fashion & Textile, Construction, Food, FMCG, Technology, Mobility, Packaging, Logistics, Materials & Products, Energy, Plant & Machinery
#CIRCULAZE Innovation Dinner
At the CIRCULAZE Innovation Dinner, our CIRCULAZE community comes together: the founders of the TOP 20 start-ups, our jury, and our co-initiators. With the Innovation Dinner we create opportunities for personal networking and lay the foundation for further development of your business model through co-operations or collaborations.
#Virtual Trend Tours
Following the Innovation Dinner, we organize themed and industry specific Virtual Trend Tours (e.g. Fashion, Food, Technology, Packaging, Logistics, etc.), dedicated to Circular Economy solutions. Our Top 20 start-ups present their solutions online to a broad group of potential clients, users, and multipliers. All participants become part of the discourse and have the chance to address specific aspects relevant to them and to establish new contacts.
Sustainability Ventures Associate,
Plug and Play
Co-Founder at Turntoo, circular economy expert, author of Material Matters
Dr. Gordana Kierans
Partner at MGT OPEN, Grounded Press and Professor at Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU)
Founding Partner 4P Capital, Purpose VC Investor and Experience Economy Expert
Prof. Martin Stuchtey
Founder and Managing Partner SYSTEMIQ, Prof. for Resource-Strategy and Management University of Innsbruck
Co-Founder pure edge, Circularity Manager BMW AG
Managing Partner of DEFACTO X GmbH, Board Member of Tribe Global, Partner of CURAZE
BlueMovement Lead at BSH Home Appliances Group
Prof. Michael Braungart
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Braungart EPEA – Internationale Umweltforschung Hamburg
As a Corporate
to be part of our community and push this pressing and time-sensitive topic forward – within your company and as a sustainable future for everyone. Be a Circular Pioneer.