The circular economy is at the top of Europe’s political agenda. With the
European Green Deal all member states strive for a CO2-neutral, environmentally
friendly, pollution-free and complete circular economy. Within the framework of
Interreg VI, project partners have also come forward who want to contribute to
this, because this challenge plays a major role in the economy on both sides of
the border. The Chamber of Crafts Münster, the County of Grafschaft Bentheim,
Oost NL, Stichting Kiemt, Saxion and various Dutch and German SMEs will work
together to stimulate the conversion process to a circular economy in the
German-Dutch border region and to support the economy in this process.
Through various project measures, the development towards new circular processes
and business models in SMEs will be stimulated. The project partners expect to
reach a total of 500 companies in the border region with a Quick Scan during
the project period, making them aware of the importance of switching to a
circular economy. With this Quick Scan, companies from the wood, electrical,
plastics processing, metal and mechanical engineering, and construction and
finishing industries can find out where they currently stand in terms of the
circular economy and where improvements can be made. They can then connect and
partner with a knowledge institution, supply chain partner or other similar
companies. In this partnership, they launch their own projects that address,
among other things, the efficient use of resources, the conversion of material
use to a circular approach, and the reduction of waste to the greatest extent
possible. In training courses, companies learn about the design principles and
business models of the circular economy. In addition, they can adopt them
directly into concrete plans for their own products and services.
Furthermore, tutorials for SMEs on various current
topics are made available. Through these tutorials, companies can gain
additional valuable insights that will enable them to become more circularly
oriented. Possible topics for these tutorials include financing, laws and
regulations, circular business models, circular innovation, or cross-border

Project information

Planned project costs
A greener programme area
Project duration
Lead partner
Handwerkskammer Münster
Project partners
Stichting Kiemt
Stichting Saxion
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim
Effizienz-Agentur NRW
Westdeutscher Handwerkskammertag
Hochschule Ruhr West
Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Niedersachsen GmbH (KEAN)
Stichting TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland
Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij Holding B.V.
Horizon B.V.
Oost NL
Hochschule Emden Leer

Project financing

Handwerkskammer Münster
Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim
MB Niedersachsen
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat
Oost NL
Provincie Drenthe
Provincie Flevoland
Provincie Fryslân
Provincie Gelderland
Provincie Gelderland regionaal Kiemt
Provincie Gelderland regionaal Oost NL
Provincie Groningen
Provincie Limburg
Provincie Noord-Brabant
Provincie Overijssel
Stichting Kiemt
Stichting Saxion
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