Call4Circular | Circular products & materials

Call4Circular | Circular products & materials

The circular economy aims to put waste back into circulation, for the benefit of society and the environment, through models of reuse, maintenance, repair, reconstruction and recycling.

Italy ranks among the first for the recycling of standard material flows (paper, plastic, glass, etc.) while expectations are very high as regards the development of “new” supply chains (such as rare earths, WEEE, precious metals), as well as the valorization of wastewater and sewage sludge and digitization, the efficiency of energy storage systems.

To be an active part of the change, the Iren Group is launching the 2022 edition of the Iren Startup Award “Call4Circular | Circular products and materials”, a circular open innovation project created in collaboration with the Circular Economy Lab – an initiative by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Cariplo Factory.
In addition to the development of a POC with Iren, the initiative offers Awards from Partners and Iren Awards for Winners.



  • Technologies for the recovery of precious metals, electronic cards, rare earths.
  • Asbestos separation and recycling technologies, fly ashes and plastics

ENERGY: Utility scale and residential energy storage technologies


  • Technologies for optimizing sludge management: stabilization, disposal, reuse and recovery
  • Technologies for monitoring and predictive maintenance, identification of parasitic waters

HYDROGEN: Hydrogen production, storage and transportation technologies

You can find all the related info & on how to apply at the below link:

or use the direct Link for filling the application form:

Deadline for applications: 22 December 2022

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