The development of the Circular City Funding Guide is in full swing! This Guide is being developed as part of the Circular Economy Partnership and will include information on both public and private funding sources for city-related circular economy activities. For the development of the Guide, the EIB has commissioned a consortium of PNO Consultants and Innovation Engineering. Right now, the project is halfway through, and right on track. Ultimately, the Guide will show a great variety of funding instruments and background information, that will help and inspire all stakeholders that are active in this field.
Supporting cities in their transition to a circular economy
The objective of the foreseen guide is to stimulate and facilitate the transition in European cities from a linear to a circular economy. The Guide will enable users to navigate effectively through the broad and diverse funding landscape. PNO Consultants drafted a first design that provides both fund-seekers and funders with detailed information on the circular economy-related funding landscape. Based on insights into the information needs and the online behaviour of stakeholders, the project team drafted a web-structure that, in the end, will link to the specifics of the different visitor groups. Besides potential fund-seekers (that include parties like local public authorities, utility companies, social housing agencies and research institutes) and funders (that can be again local authorities, but also parties like public and commercial banks, venture capital, business angels and public authorities), other parties that are interested in the topic are considered as relevant stakeholders as well.
Building in progress
The structure and the design of the website are as good as final and building of the backend has begun. Content is, among other things, developed based on extensive interviews with different stakeholders and the design has been tested by different personas. In short, the Guide is getting more and more tangible. We think, the EWRC in Brussels is an excellent moment for you to get a sneak preview of the Circular City Funding Guide. We will be attending the Agora exhibition, so if you are there also, feel free to look us up!
For more information on the CCFG please use the following contact information:
- Project manager: Tjerk Wardenaar PhD, email@example.com
- LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13721075/
- URL (landing page): http://circularcityfundingguide.com/