What is circlemade?
Founded in 2018, circlemade is the Brussels network for circular economy pioneers.
circlemade is an organisation made up of cutting-edge companies, public institutions and experts. It monitors, informs, supports and mobilises to drive innovation which boosts the development of the regional circular economy offering and maximises the impact of its members’ initiatives.
By joining circlemade, members commit to cooperating to develop innovative circular solutions together.
Circlemade, a hub.brussels cluster
Circlemade is the entry door to the sustainable economy projects of hub.brussels, the Brussels Business Support Agency (ABAE). It was launched on 1 January 2018 following the merger of Atrium.brussels, Bruxelles Invest & Export and Impulse.brussels.
Why have a circular economy cluster?
The linear economic model: extract – manufacture – consume – throw away – is not ecologically sound and consumes a great deal of resources and energy. It is now running out of steam and showing its limitations. That’s why the circular economy, whose goal is to increase the efficiency of resource use and decrease environmental impacts while improving people’s well-being, has become a priority for the Brussels-Capital Region
In its common policy statement, the Brussels-Capital Region committed to putting it at the heart of its economic strategy. It intends to gradually direct all its economic support tools towards low-carbon production models, a circular and regenerative economy, social and democratic entrepreneurship and digitalisation of the economy.
Circlemade and the BRPCE
Hosted by hub.brussels in its sustainable economy department, the circlemade cluster is an initiative of the BRPCE (Brussels Regional Program for a Circular Economy).
More information is available at www.circulareconomy.brussels
What are the benefits of joining circlemade?
Joining circlemade means:
- Joining a community of motivated and innovative companies
- Boosting your quality and innovation image
- Developing new skills
- Building on best practices and innovative solutions
- Expanding your network and partnership opportunities
- Penetrating new markets
- Speeding up your development