In order to realise MultiCycle’s vision of leading the transition towards a sustainable post-petroleum society in the plastic sector and assist Europe in the transition towards a Circular Economy the MultiCycle partners are already working together to define post-project exploitation pathways, and are actively seeking to build links and synergies at both project and at programme level. We seek to use dissemination and exploitation activities to catalyse impact, with a strong emphasis upon commercial exploitation of the results arising as well as building momentum for the broader transformation towards a circular plastics economy for Europe.
An Open Innovation Network in Circular Plastics
MultiCycle has established a primary communication and dissemination vehicle in the shape of the Circular Plastics Helix as part of the broader Crowdhelix network, an Open Innovation network of more than 2,600 users from an ever-growing membership base of more than 400 multinational and SME businesses, universities, and research centres from across the EU and beyond. The network is supported by a technology platform which is open to applications from any organisation, of any size, anywhere in the world, that can demonstrate a strategic commitment to collaborative research and innovation. As well as disseminating the project’s results, the Helix aims to create a self-sustainable research and innovation community around the circular economy and plastics – taking in sustainable plastic value chains, circular economy, renewably sourced plastics, recycling and end of life valorisation – that will continue beyond the end of the project.
To find out more about the Circular Plastics Helix and how to join it please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining forces to multiply key messages
MultiCycle has recently joined forces with nineteen other EU H2020 projects to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. The Plastics Circularity Multiplier group will communicate to policy makers, the public and industry on a range of EU-funded innovations – innovations that aim to bring plastic materials into the circular economy of the future and create new business opportunities and jobs in Europe.
By pooling resources and expertise the group aims to “multiply” key messages from the ecosystem of projects that receive funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. More than 300 projects dealing with plastics in a circular economy have been supported by the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes – part of the EU’s more global push to invest in circular economy solutions to achieve the goals of the 2018 EU Plastics Strategy. The first round of results by the Plastics Circularity Multiplier will come in the summer of 2020 – earmarked for a Brussels conference showcasing synergies among the participant projects. Read more