Circular project managers in search of European solutions and inspiration

Climate change is not a local problem.

For the same reason, we at Lifestyle & Design Cluster also try to ally ourselves with other like-minded people who also want to work strategically with sustainability through various projects. Both at home and abroad.

Therefore Project leader Jesper Rasch has been a trip in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where he has participated as a jury member on a bootcamp, which is held as part of the C-Voucher project, where Lifestyle & Design Cluster is a project partner.

In short, the C-Voucher project is about selecting ideas, which must be based on circular economy. The best and most sustainable ideas can be used as examples for other entrepreneurs or established companies that need inspiration.

C-Voucher received 87 applications from all over Europe. The 12 best were selected for the bootcamp in Santiago de Compostela, here they worked on their ideas with guidance from a designer. Since then, they have pitched their idea for a jury where Lifestyle & Design Clusters Jesper Rasch participated. He helped to select the six projects that will receive a final grant and participate in an accelerator program of a value up to 60,000 Euro.

“Particularly interesting to us and our focus areas is a project to reduce waste in textile and clothing production. It is the Romanian company Katty Fashion who is behind it, and I will follow them closely in relation to development, so that we can see how it might benefit Danish fashion companies. They will be exciting to follow”, says Jesper Rasch, who also noted other exciting projects with his Danish eyes.

Lifestyle & Design Cluster participates in huge European meeting about circular economy:

Friday 19/02/07 Kim Hjerrild participates in “BEYOND NEXT – the circularity festival” in Amsterdam. The conference, which is probably the largest meeting about circular economy in Europe (with over 1,000 participants), is organized by CIRCLE ECONOMY. Among the keynote speakers of the conference is economist Kate Raworth (author of “The Donut Economy”) and Philips’ CEO, Frans van Houten.

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