ACELERA – Accelerating Circular Economy in Argentinian SMEs
It is a great pleasure to share that the ACELERA project (of which ICN and our members CLEAN, and ʟᴀꜱ ʙʀᴜꜱϙᴜɪᴛᴀꜱ ɢʀᴇᴇɴ ᴛᴇᴄʜ ᴄʟᴜꜱᴛᴇʀ are part), has been selected for the AL-INVEST Verde‘s first call for proposals.
The programme ACELERA will have a duration of 24 months, and it is grounded in three main pillars: capacitating Argentinian SMEs to adopt sustainable practices, developing international collaborations to foster new innovative solutions and supporting market access, and identification of funding opportunities for SMEs green transition and international collaboration.
ACELERA aims to match Argentinian cooperation opportunities to European solution providers within cleantech to support Argentinian SMEs transitioning towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient, and circular business model in design, production, logistics, and distribution phases, and consumption and end-of-life management.
The International Cleantech Network (ICN) will be a key player to secure the leading European SMEs and universities acting under the cleantech umbrella will join the project activities, and engage in collaboration with Argentina SMEs. To secure an efficient match between challenge owners and solution providers, the challenges will be framed around the fields of water, energy, and circular economy under the cleantech umbrella, as the consortium has an outreach of over 2,000 European SMEs, and 80 universities in these fields.
ICN is looking very much forward to contributing to such an amazing project as this one.