CircularInnoBooster Fashion and Textile (F&T) is a COSME project of the European Union that aims to transform companies in the fashion and textile industry into sustainable, circular, and regenerative ones. With a 2-year duration, it has a budget of € 1,128,000, co-financed by the European Commission in a 75%.

The project is composed of an international consortium led by IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, together with Texfor, Circulab, Finnova and The Circular Project with HumanNation.

It presents a cross-border perspective to implement interregional cooperation, assisting companies in knowledge transfer and best practices of sustainable and circular fashion and textiles.

CircularInnoBooster focuses on diverse participants, from freelance professionals of the industry to innovative start-ups and SMEs. The goal is to cover the entire value chain from raw material to the final product, including its use once its useful life has concluded, closing the circle of the value chain. 

To achieve this goal, CircularInnoBooster launched CirCoAX, the circular collaborative and cooperative co-design accelerator. The objective of the CirCoAX Open Call for proposals is to select and provide funding (up to EUR 12.000) and business support to 30 transnational partnerships each led by one SME according to the definition of the European Commission (natural person or small company, who is henceforth named as the Lead SME), that aims at creating a new innovative product, process, service or business model, directly impacting the take-up and adoption of sustainability and circularity approaches and practices in the fashion & textile sectors.

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