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Creating Awareness and Skills for Circular Approaches in the Digital Economy

  • Grant Agreement number 2021-2-AT01-KA220-VET-000048800

9 K+

24 months

March 2022 to March 2024

The challenge

Circular economy and the “green transition” need to go hand in hand with digitalization. Digital service companies (SMEs) can create a large impact, if they start developing digital products and services for circular economy. The use of these innovative digital CE tools will in turn enable the “going circular” for their users. The Erasmus+ project CASCADE aims to offer an innovative VET approach for companies in the digital economy to develop projects for digitally supporting circular economy.

The solution

A 10-week digital circular project incubator training program for digital service companies (SMEs) will be developed that targets the full life cycle of innovative circular projects and how to develop a circular project from cradle-to-cradle principles. The training program will consist of five modules:
1. Inspiration and breaking barriers for circular economy,
2. System Innovation methods,
3. Funding and financing options,
4. Project management basics,
5. Proposal management.

Increasing awareness and curiosity for the economic potential and benefits of circular economy in the digital economy

Breaking down barriers for the adoption of circular business approaches through IT-enabled solutions

“Spark innovation” for circular economy in the “digital world”, by training the target group on the full life-cycle of innovative, circular projects

Foster intersectoral, interregional, and international cooperation to develop innovative circular economy projects 

Facilitate the transition to a more circular economy by engaging SMEs to “try out” circular economy in an innovative circular project. To achieve these objectives, CASCADE will create a 10-week digital circular project incubator training program for digital service companies (SMEs)

Outcomes: Key results

Role of Enide in CASCADE

ENIDE is the leading partner for building the digital environment of CASCADE, the platform that will allow the users to access the training materials about Circular Economy project management as well as the interaction and networking with other users, boosting the potential creation of new projects and opportunities.

Technical Role

Software Engineering

ENIDE assumes a pivotal role in the CASCADE project by spearheading the software engineering aspects of the Digital Environment. This digital landscape, designed to foster circular economy innovation among digital service companies (SMEs), is a platform for both knowledge dissemination and collaborative interaction. ENIDE leverages their expertise to bring this environment to life, integrating features like an interactive map that connects potential partners and facilitates cooperation across sectors and project stages. Furthermore, ENIDE ensures seamless access to training materials, enabling SMEs to navigate the 10-week digital circular project incubator training program with ease.

Website Development

ENIDE is the engine behind the project website. They not only keep stakeholders updated on CASCADE's progress but also transform the website into a dynamic digital environment that seamlessly integrates with other platforms. As the go-to hub for circular economy training materials and resources, the website empowers SMEs with the knowledge they need to navigate circular projects successfully.

Communication and Dissemination

Communication and Branding

ENIDE designs and executes a multifaceted communication strategy for the GAMMS project. This includes crafting social media campaigns, developing targeted messaging, and utilizing various channels to reach a wide audience. The strategy aims to create awareness of the project's research, innovations, and contributions to the field of geodata acquisition. Also, ENIDE oversees the branding efforts for the GAMMS project, creating a cohesive and appealing brand image. This includes designing project brochures, newsletters, logos, and other visual elements that reflect the project's identity and resonate with stakeholders.

Dissemination and Knowledge Sharing

ENIDE's commitment to the CASCADE project extends to comprehensive dissemination and knowledge sharing. As part of their role, they actively curate and distribute project-related materials through a variety of channels. From project videos to informative events and impactful social media platforms, ENIDE ensures that the project's achievements and insights are accessible to a wide audience. This dedication to knowledge sharing extends beyond the project's duration, leaving a lasting impact on the circular economy landscape.

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