Interreg Alpine Space Circular4.0

Interreg Alpine Space Circular4.0

Project date: 01. 10. 2019 - 30. 06. 2022

Contact: Aleš Pevc

Phone: +386(01) 6203474


The overall objective of the project

Circular4.0 aims at improving the Alpine eco-system of innovation and its contribution to the transition to Circular Economy in the Alpine Area by SMEs and economic operators, exploiting the potential and the added value of the digitalization processes by SMEs. The eco-system of innovation (policymakers, stakeholders, academia and research institutions, intermediary organizations, entrepreneurs and citizens) will strengthen the cooperation according to the principle of the sustainable development and the principle of the green economy and will work closely in the frame of the digitalization processes addressed to SMEs, to contribute to make the Alpine area a cleaner and greener environment, open to innovation and new business.

Project's main result(s)

Policymakers and stakeholders will have a model of eco-innovation through digitalization to make Alpine space cleaner, more resource-efficient and sustainable; they will get support for the transition to the Circular Economy (CE) together with the acceleration of the digitalization processes by SMEs. Intermediary organizations, service providers and research institutions increase their knowledge and capacity to assist SMEs for their digitalization processes oriented to foster eco-innovation and new sustainable business models for sustainable growth in the AS. SMEs will be assisted to strengthen their investment in digitalization processes to foster the transition to the CE, eco-innovation and clean technology.

Partners of the project

Technology park Ljubljana L.t.d., SLOVENIA (leadi partner)
Technische Hochschule Rosenheim, GERMANY
Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft GmbH, AUSTRIA
Innovations- und Technologietransfer Salzburg GmbH, AUSTRIA
Business Upper Austria – OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH, AUSTRIA
Veneto Innovazione S.p.A., ITALY
Grand E-nov, FRANCE
Auvergne-Rhône-Al pes Entreprises, FRANCE
Institut Jožef Stefan, SLOVENIA
Fondazione Torino Wireless, ITALIA
Confindustria Bergamo, ITALIA
Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Venezia Rovigo, ITALIA
Trägerverein Umwelttechnologie- Cluster Bayern e.V., GERMANY
RISINGSUD - Agencede développement économique de larégion Sud Provence-Alpes-Côt e d’Azur, FRANCE

Overall budget: 2.560.692,99 EUR

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 1 (February 2020)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 2 (May 2020)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 3 (September 2020)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 4 (May 2021)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 5 (July 2021)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 6 (December 2021)

Circular4.0 e-newsletter 7 (August 2022)


Circular 4.0 project is a finalist in the REGIOSTARS 2023 competition in the thematic category for "A COMPETITIVE AND SMART EUROPE".

The public vote is open! We kindly invite you to cast your vote by 14.11.2023 and help make Circular 4.0 the winner of REGIOSTARS 2023.

This project is co-financed by the European Union (ERDF) through Interreg Alpine Space.