Meet the CIRCONNECT Partners

We join forces to make existing knowledge and experience in the field of circular design widely accessible. We also develop new knowledge. Together we are accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

Association of Dutch Designers (BNO)

BNO, the Association of Dutch Designers, is the largest community of designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. We offer expert legal and business advice, provide an extensive professional network, organize inspiring workshops and events, lobby on behalf of our industry, publish Dd (Dutch designers News, Magazine and Yearbook), and so much more.

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Furniture Industry and Interior Design Branch Association (CBM)

Royal CBM is the trade association for the furniture and interior design industry. Some 600 companies related to the furniture industry and covered by the collective bargaining agreement are affiliated with CBM. CBM unburdens and helps entrepreneurs with legal support, professional training, energy and sustainability, among other things.

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CIRCO

The circular economy does not arise by itself. CIRCO (a program of TKI-CLICKNL) focuses on getting a new market moving. CIRCO therefore activates - with the support of the government - entrepreneurs and creative professionals to (re)design products, services and business models in order to then do circular business.

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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) is a knowledge institution offering a wide range of higher vocational education. By linking education and practice-oriented research, the HvA contributes to the renewal of professional practice. Circular design at the HvA includes research and education at various HvA faculties.

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Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)

More and more entrepreneurs want sustainable packaging, because they see the importance and the opportunities of a circular economy for packaging materials. That is why the KIDV advises and inspires companies with tailor-made advice. We offer factual knowledge and practical tools, based on applied scientific research, current trends and knowledge of the packaging chain.

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Midpoint Brabant

Midpoint Brabant is the link between companies, government, education and society. Together we work on smart, sustainable economic growth and society in Central Brabant.

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Northern Innovation Lab Circular Economy (NICE).

NICE works on issues, in the field of Circular Economy, of governments, companies, knowledge institutions and citizens.

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Dutch Rubber and Plastic Industry Federation (NRK).

The Federatie Nederlandse Rubber- en Kunststofindustrie is the trade association for the rubber and plastics processing industry.

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Eastern NL

Oost NL is the development company of the eastern Netherlands. Commissioned by the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, we strengthen the regional economy. We allow entrepreneurs who contribute to social solutions to innovate, invest and internationalize sustainably.

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Province of Overijssel

Overijssel is fast moving towards a circular economy. Provincie Overijssel's goal is to have the economy run entirely on products and raw materials that are reused by 2050. We are doing this together with business, education, research, policy, implementation and administration. Overijssel encourages and supports companies to keep innovating and to invest in digitalization, innovation and sustainability. This is how we contribute to a future-proof economy.

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Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat's Circular Economy and Waste Department is the knowledge center on circular economy and waste. Our ambition is to close the cycles of raw materials and thus bring a circular economy closer. Together with its partners in the supply chain, Rijkswaterstaat is working to close material and product chains by carrying out projects on circular design, sustainable procurement and the recycling of chains such as plastic and textiles.

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TNO

TNO is the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research. As part of its mission, TNO undertakes many activities in the domain of Circular Economy, such as developing (recycling) technology, analyzing environmental impact and economic consequences of policy ambitions, and providing insight into the consequences of new technology (ICT) on sustainability and circularity.

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Delft University of Technology

Within the Faculty of Industrial Design at TU Delft, the Department of Design for Sustainability deals with sustainable product development and design within the circular economy.

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Acceleration House Netherlands Circular!

The Acceleration House focuses on SMEs because entrepreneurs realize the greatest impact towards their buyers, suppliers and ultimately consumers. Together we can change system towards a circular economy.

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Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is committed to helping organizations in the transition from linear to circular. By linking education and practice-based research, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences contributes to the circular society and addresses issues from different disciplines focused on circular production, valuable neighborhoods and future-proof business.

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