The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a €600,000 funding opportunity for Irish innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready solutions for the circular economy. Circular businesses reduce costs by reusing & recycling materials already in use; and build vibrant, new businesses. The EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy programme supports organisations to develop and demonstrate new circular economy approaches.
Applications are invited in the following areas:
- Construction & Demolition;
- Resources & raw materials (electrical and electronic equipment, textiles and furniture).
These are key priorities nationally which require innovative thinking and solutions and are also priorities of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan.
To apply for funding, you must be registered on SmartSimple, the EPA’s online application and grant management system. User guidance documents and video tutorials are available from the EPA website, and the SmartSimple portal.