On Monday September 25th at 17:00 CEST our first virtual Trend Tour of the season took place. We heard from two start-ups on their circular mobility solution.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of transportation and urban development, the concept of circular mobility has emerged as a pivotal solution to address multifaceted challenges.

Consider this fact from the United Nations: urbanization is an unstoppable force, with over 55% of the world’s population living in urban areas as of 2021, and this figure is projected to reach 68% by 2050. Such rapid urban growth inevitably leads to increased congestion, air pollution, and energy consumption. The conventional transportation models that have propelled our societies for decades are showing signs of strain under this mounting pressure.

As we stand at the intersection of environmental consciousness and technological prowess, the need for innovative solutions in the realm of circular mobility has never been more urgent.

Watch the full recap of the Trend Tour here:

Moderated by:

Natascha Zeljko
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fe:maleOneZero and CURAZE

The Startups:


Ambre Eppler & Jan Bartels

Located In:

France & The Netherlands

NOWOS are lithium batteries experts. Their purpose is to support companies in their social, environmental, and economical transition by developing together the circular economy for lithium batteries.


Philipp Brunotte & Áron Németh

Located In:

Munich, Germany

LiBCycle’s mission is to make the circular economy of defective lithium-ion batteries more sustainable and efficient through their reliable all-in-one logistics service. They take care of all process steps along the value chain of (used) batteries – from battery classification, to the provision of our specially developed, innovative battery boxes for legally compliant and secure packaging, to loading, to transport and storage of the batteries.