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CIRCULÉIRE’s New Venture Innovation & Mentoring Programme is now open and looking for applicants for 2023.

CIRCULÉIRE’s New Venture Innovation & Mentoring Programme is now open and looking for applicants for 2023.

Apply by 5pm 9th June 2023 – Funding targets late-stage circular economy ventures and provides €5K in equity-free grant among other benefits.

Now in its 4th edition, CIRCULÉIRE’s Circular New Venture Innovation & Mentoring Programme is the first of its’ kind in Ireland targeting late-stage circular ventures seeking to scale. CIRCULÉIRE’s is looking for start-ups and businesses that are revenue-generating and scaling circular solutions. The ventures must be enabling or demonstrating circular economy business models and have a high technology readiness level between 6 and 8.

Through the programme, CIRCULÉIRE  helps entrepreneurs to impact Ireland’s consumer behaviour, the economy, and accelerate the national transition to a net-zero carbon circular economy.

The short application process includes reviewing the  “2023 Call for Late-Stage Circular Ventures” call for applicants document and filling a short (maximum 6 page) form with general information, venture description, and references, for example. Applicants must submit their completed application by 5pm on Friday, 9th June via circuleire@imr.ie.

Unsure if this is for you ? Register here for our Information Webinar on Thursday 18th May at 11am

Important Call Dates to Note:

  1. Timeline
DateDescription of Activity
20/04/232023 Call for CIRCULÉIRE New Venture Applicants Open
18/05/2023 11am  Information Webinar via zoom link
09/06/20235pm (GMT) Applications Close
w/c 12/06/2023Evaluations & Pitches for Short Listed Applicants (Online)
w/c 19/06/2023Awardees Notified
w/c 26/06/2023Acceptance & Contract Signed
Early July 2023Programme Commences

Contact : Lucy.Campbell@imr.ie or GOSSB@tcd.ie

CIRCULÉIRE is Ireland’s first cross-sectoral industry-led innovation network dedicated to accelerating the net-zero carbon circular economy.

Past Alumni of the Circular Accelerator include Ashleigh Environmental; ReFunk, Avoca Seafood; DACS; IANAV; The ZeroNet; Harley & Marley; IFF Plastics; Niskus Biotec; Sensi and Verifact (https://circuleire.ie/circuleires-venture-innovation-mentoring-programme-2022-cohort-kicks-off/


Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is the secretariat of CIRCULÉIRE – The National Platform for Circular Manufacturing which is funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.

Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.

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