Business programs

Bye Bye linear economy. Build a circular economy with us. Check out our programs.

Check all BlueCity's business programs to speed up a new economy; from Circular Challenges to Hackathons

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Circular Factory

Circular Factory is the supporting start-to-scale-up program dedicated to help startups in the phase from prototype at lab-scale towards real production in a demo plant. Offering specific knowledge and a tailor made ecosystem of partners and experienced entrepreneurs.

Circulair Loket

Circulair Loket is the starting point for all questions about doing business with residual flows and renewable raw materials. When are you allowed or not to use residual flows and where do you have to be to get this arranged? Submit your question and receive free, no-obligation advice on how to deal with the sometimes complicated laws and regulations that can be associated with circular business.

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Het Nieuwe Nassen

Not just bullshit and complex material, but with a concrete perspective for action. In a series of podcast programmes, Meet-ups with knowledge and inspiration sessions and challenges, Het Nieuwe Nassen offers Rotterdam hospitality entrepreneurs practical tools to get started right away. Het Nieuwe Nassen has grown into a local movement of Rotterdam restaurants, food entrepreneurs, nature-inclusive farmers and sector organizations that together put the food transition on the map.

Hotel Neutraal

Sixteen Rotterdam hotels are collectively taking steps towards a CO2-neutral and circular future. Steps that help save costs and ensure a cleaner Rotterdam through energy savings, less waste and food waste, more circular products, water savings and lower CO2 emissions.

Foto: Jacqueline Fuijkschot
Foto: Jacqueline Fuijkschot

Circular Challenge

The Circular Challenge is an intensive six-week process in which multidisciplinary teams of young professionals convert a concrete residual flow into a circular product that is economically viable and scalable. During the festive finale, the teams will present a working prototype in addition to the business case. After this, BlueCity offers tailor-made guidance: within BlueCity to an independent startup or within the organization in question as a corporate startup.

CIRCO Tracks

BlueCity is the CIRCO Hub of the province of South Holland. Through themed CIRCO Tracks, we help SMEs looking for circular business opportunities. Get to know the circular economy in three days, discover the opportunities for your company and take concrete steps towards the development of new business models.

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To make the circular economy a reality, a lot of hacking can still be done in our current social system. Enter: the BlueCity Hackathons. In these three-month programs, pioneers work on a specific problem. At the end of the day, they present a concrete solution, from a prototype to a change in the law.

Foto: Jacqueline Fuijkschot
Foto: Jacqueline Fuijkschot

Circular Chain Projects

BlueCity organizes various circular chain projects, in which a consortium of circular entrepreneurs works together under the supervision of BlueCity to make a product or material chain circular.

Curious about the possibilities? Get in touch.

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Ruth Stijns
Sales representative
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