Brussels – Green recovery in Europe can be considerably accelerated by setting up circular acceleration houses in all EU regions to support SMEs and start-ups with developing and implementing low-carbon circular models.
SMEs and start-ups play a pivotal role in accelerating the transition to a circular economy. However, their operation, development and up-scaling are hindered by numerous barriers including lack of access to funding, collaborative networks and the complexity of circular design. “Circular Acceleration Houses” (CAHs) could accelerate the circular transition by operating as a national or regional public-private partnership and function as one-stop-shops offering SME support in an aligned way. They could promote collaboration and advocacy, offer education, training, information and awareness, provide business tools and support, and facilitate collaboration and the EU level.
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