Upcoming Events

CIRCULAZE eXchange: Transforming Into a Circular Company

Date: 16 Jan 2024
For Partners

On January 16th, together with K’UP, we will look at a best case example from one of their clients, who has successfully transitioned into a circular company. Find out how to join in the discussion.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour ICT & Electronics

Date: 22 Jan 2024 | 5:00 pm
Free Event

Join us for the first Trend Tour of the new year on circular ICT & Electronics solutions. Register now!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour Built Environment

Date: 26 Feb 2024 | 5:00 pm
Free Event

Join us on Monday February 26th, 2024 at 17.00 CET to hear from three start-ups on their circular solutions in built environment.

Past Events

Solutions for A Circular Economy

Date: 29 Nov 2023

CIRCULAZE went to the ISPO Munich on November 29th and hosted a compelling program in collaboration with IFAT. Check out the highlights!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour FMCG – Food, Beauty, & Care

Date: 20 Nov 2023

Monday November 20th at 17:00 CET, the virtual Trend Tours continued with FMCG. Following a keynote by Matthieu Vincent from DigitalFoodLab, we heard from start-ups Mushlabs and tocco on their solutions.

CIRCULAZE Night & Summit 2023

Date: 7 Nov 2023

The CIRCULAZE Night and Summit 2023 took place November 7th & 8th in Munich. Want to relive the event? Check out the recap now!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour Plastics & Packaging

Date: 23 Oct 2023

On Monday October 23rd at 17:00 CEST we took a look at three innovative start-up solutions to reduce the impact plastics and packaging have on our environment.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour Mobility

Date: 25 Sep 2023

On Thursday September 25th at 17:00 CEST our first virtual Trend Tour of the season took place. We heard from start-ups Nowos and LiBCycle on their circular mobility solutions.


Date: 6 Jul 2023

On July 6th together with ODDO BHF, we hosted a talk on “Sustainability as a Security Strategy: How Companies are Positioning Themselves More Resiliently in an Unstable World Order”.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Digital Solutions

Date: 29 Jun 2023

On June 29th, we dove deep into the topic of circular digital solutions in our latest CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour.

CIRCULAZE eXchange: Regulations

Date: 22 Jun 2023

The second CIRCULAZE eXchange took place on June 22nd. Check out the key takeaways!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Waste Management

Date: 12 Jun 2023

On June 12th at 17:00 CEST our Trend Tour on waste management took place. We heard from start-ups ReCircle and Mimbly.

CIRCULAZE eXchange: Monitoring and Reporting

Date: 4 May 2023

On May 4th, the first CIRCULAZE eXchange took place. Marianne Kuhlmann and Dr. Paul Woebkenberg provided insights into current challenges.


Date: 25 Apr 2023

On April 25th, we went on tour with #CIRCULAZE for the first time! Together with our amazing partners, we are involved in exciting circular economy projects.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Fashion and Textile II

Date: 17 Apr 2023

On April 17th we continued our virtual Trend Tour series with Fashion and Textile Part II!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Construction

Date: 6 Mar 2023

CIRCULAZE 2022 Start-ups Madaster, Concular, and CRIATERRA joined us to share their circular construction solutions

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Logistics

Date: 13 Feb 2023

On February 13th, 2023 at 17:00 CET, start-ups numi and GreenBig joined us to share their circular logistics solutions

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Tech

Date: 23 Jan 2023

On January 23rd, 2023, our Trend Tour series continued into the new year with Tech. Watch the recap now!

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Energy

Date: 12 Dec 2022

On December 12th, 2022 at 17:00 CET our last CIRCULAZE Trend Tour of the year took place on the topic of Energy.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Waste

Date: 5 Dec 2022

Joining us were CIRCULAZE Top 20 Start-ups mujō, Matter, and Mr. Green Africa with a keynote by 4P Capital’s Xavier Sarras.

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Packaging

Date: 28 Nov 2022

Following a keynote by Xavier Sarras of 4P Capital, we heard from CIRCULAZE Top 20 start-ups hey circle, Algramo, and traceless

CIRCULAZE Virtual Trend Tour: Fashion and Textile

Date: 21 Nov 2022

We looked at circular solutions in the Fashion and Textile industry with start-ups The Hurd Co., Werewool, and

CIRCULAZE Night: Where Business Meets Innovation

Date: 21 Oct 2022

On October 21st, our CIRCULAZE jury, partners, and start-ups came together for an evening of circular innovation and networking.

Sustainable Through
Circular Economy

Shortages of raw materials, supply chain bottlenecks, global dependencies, and climate change are forcing a rethink. Finding solutions NOW is crucial for the future viability of companies. There is no NET ZERO without the Circular Economy.


The Circular Economy is the answer to the pressing challenges of today. But this requires a change of mindset NOW – not only among companies and political decision makers, also in society. With CIRCULAZE, we aim to make the topic and players more visible and tangible, create understanding and relevance, and to spark enthusiasm for it.


Within the start-up ecosystem, many teams are currently working on innovative solutions. However, they are not yet well-known by relevant companies. We want to change that. With our formats and our network, we bundle and organize the know-how through high-quality content and the exchange of experiences.


Sustainable change can only succeed if the key players join forces. That is why CIRCULAZE brings together the pioneers of sustainable business management, experts, and forward thinkers with the most relevant start- and scale-ups in the field of the Circular Economy to exchange ideas, inspire, and learn from each other.


The overarching goal of all our activities is to initiate real change and allow more projects to take off; to enable start-ups and corporates, and corporates among themselves and across industries, to break new ground and find intelligent solutions in the spirit of the Circular Economy.

Our Activities

365 DAYS

Through year-round communication, shared offerings, and our event formats, we create sustainable points of contact within the topic of the Circular Economy. We offer opportunities to exchange, inspire, and learn from each other.

Circular Economy:
Can’t Do It Alone.

The Jury

We have brought together a jury of renowned experts to compile a qualified long-list of start-ups from the international Circular Economy environment (approx. 150 start-ups in total) on the basis of our 7 categories. With a special evaluation system, the jury determines the top 3 start-ups in each category.

The 8

Our Partners



DB Cargo
Rödl & Partner



Joining Universities

Be a part of CIRCULAZE

The Circular Economy Initiative

Push this pressing and time-sensitive topic forward – within your company and your everyday life. Become a Circular Pioneer.

Contact us by mail or use the contact form!


Exclusive access to our network and highly relevant knowledge, like the evaluated longlist of our expert jury

Networking and exchanging with the most relevant start-ups and experts driving innovation in the Circular Economy

Connect and collaborate with other Corporates that want to position and develop themselves in the Circular Economy

Employer Branding – public perception as supporter in this important sustainability mission


CIRCULAZE is an initiative of CURAZE, an innovation network that brings together

  • Corporates
  • Start-ups
  • Talents
  • Investors & Experts

across all industries, in a curated way. The goal of our initiative is to build a vibrant ecosystem for the Circular Economy.

Natascha Zeljko
Co-Founder & Executive Partner
Claus Schuster
Co-Founder & Executive Partner
Rachel Johnson
Program Manager & Editor
Shana Lucas
Social Media Manager
Lara Hein
Project Assistant