Circular Challenge 2020


Registrations to: anne.seela[at]
Deadline: 01.09.2020

Circular Challenge 2020

Take a break from your break: Create your own sustainable solutions!

Circular Challenge 2020 / 11.+12.09.2020

Noble Environmental Technology Europe (Enabling Cocreation Cooperation and Responsibility) converts cellulose waste fibers into marketable products with several applications by employed its ECOR®  Technology. ECOR® has a mission to enable partners’ circular economy ambitions and scale-up its circular business case. CEWE is a leading photo service company in Europe committed to sustainability that wants to improve the business case for sustainable products or services. DSM-Niaga® is an advanced circular company that produces recyclable carpets, matrasses and panels made of waste material.

Why participate?

Invent radical new ideas and reflect upon existing difficulties to implement sustainability. Make current products more sustainable or invent an additional line of more sustainable products.  Increase the circularity of existing companies. Learn about their circular strategies & business models, innovation. Your fresh new ideas combined with the business expertise can contribute to a better world – with less waste. A unique opportunity to experience realistic circular challenges while collaborating with circular companies and like-minded students from different countries in this two-day online event.

By passing the challenge you will get a certificate by ScaleUp4Sustainability.

The challenge

Convert waste into valuable products. Co-creating to develop new circular business models. You will be coached to develop your ideas, and to build virtual prototypes and new business models. You will face key facets of circular innovation and entrepreneurship.

Who else participates?

Business, technical, and designstudents from academic and applied universities in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.

What are you going to do?

You will discuss circular (entrepreneurial) experiences, successes and trials, as well as best practices of several companies (September 11). In the S4S Circular Challenge, you will develop your own circular solutions and pitch these to an expert jury (September 12). All activities will be organized digitally.


The event is free of charge. Participant will obtain a certificate of participation afterwards. The study load is13 hours in 2 days. We use Zoom. Participants should have enough bandwidth connection: a working camera and microphone are essential for participating actively in the brainstorming. We create a virtual community and a way to communicate with team chats or personal messages via social media and interactive tools.

Be part of this event!

More Information:

Programm details for download

Be part of this event and apply for one of the limited seats. Send a short email and tell uswhy do you want to take part!

Registrations are to be sent until 1st of September 2020  to anne.seela[at]

(Changed: 2021-04-30)