THE PROJECT HAS SEVERAL INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS THAT AIM TO ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PROPOSED ACTIONS.

Design of innovative methodological framework to develop a business idea in Circular Economy (Lead Organisation: University of Thessaly)

Τhe scope of the 1st output is the initial methodological framework based on a research on Circular

Economy and Social Responsibility at the Policy Maker level. The results of the IO1 will be used as to designing the training course (IO2). National and EU circular economy ecosystem will be examined focusing in the existing needs, lessons learnt, new Business Opportunities for adults in the new economy and best practices. A consolidated report will be delivered contain also a Pocket library (collection of documents, reports, links etc.).

Activities:

A1. Define the methods to be used in the research and create the tools
A2. Research on Circular Economy and Social Responsibility at the Policy Maker level
A3. What has been done in each country on the circular economy cycle, on the closed loop of the economy, what are lessons learned
A4. What is the level of adults involved and in which sectors.
A5. The Pocket Library a collection of documents, reports, book, websites in multiple languages
A6. New Business Opportunities for adults in the new economy. The research focuses on existing opportunities or niches for new opportunities based on the existing models, supporting IO3 (Incubating)
A7. Tools and methodologies for Circular Economy and Social Responsibilities applications, e.g. zero waste, cradle to cradle, organic food, framework for strategic sustainable development among others to detect new niches of business, meaning new models or improvements in the existing ones.

Designing the Training Course and toolkit applied to Circular Economy and Social Responsibility (Lead Organisation: Stichting for education on Agility Liberating Structures)

The 2nd Intellectual output includes the design of a training course and material in circular economy entrepreneurship based on innovative methodologies/tools. The training course provides adults with the skills demanded by the labour market and make more attractive to them the option of being an entrepreneur in the circular and social economy. One of the innovations of this training course is that it will integrate technologies mostly from Agile management. The training course will be designed for 40 hours, including extra online resources (toolkit) to deepen on any topics that will also be available in IO3 during the incubation process.

Activities:

A1. Description of the Training programme outline
A2. Preparation of the modules for the Training programme
A3. Finalization of the prototype of the innovative AGILE4CIRC training programme including Methods toolkit
A4: Testing and validation of the prototype of the innovative AGILE4CIRC training programme
A5: Partners run at local level one workshop

Incubating Service Management System for Business Agility in the Circular Economy (Lead Organisation: Novel Group)

The 3rd Output includes the development of incubating Service Management System App for Business Agility in the Circular Economy. 12 Business ideas in the circular economy (12 adults) will be supported by using the App. Based on the experience, a Reference Manual/Practical guide for incubating steps will be developed. All the business cases and complementary incubating information, including the Reference Manual/Practical guide as well as the training material (IO2), IO1 report and the Pocket Library (IO1) will be included in a MOOC platform hosted by UTH The Incubating Service Management System for Business Agility in the Circular Economy is a platform based on Progressive Web App.
 
Activities:

A1. Drafting the content of the APP
A2. Incubating the 12 business ideas
A3. Discovering funding opportunities
A4. Pitching the business idea, bad and good experiences
A5. APP and MOOC implementation
A6. Designing and implementing the Seed Funding Fair for the 12 business ideas