Social And Technological Innovation Factory For Low-Carbon And Circular Industrial Value Chains
The SoTecIn Factory project, funded by the EU program Horizon Europe, aims to support social entrepreneurs in increasing the circularity of different value chains and its main products, in addition to promoting the culture of social innovation in European industry. SoTecIn Factory will create a transnational community of stakeholders, representatives of 7 European regions, interested in the design and management of missions that will guide the identification of real challenges in the circularity of value chains. Based on the defined missions and challenges, the project will provide financial and training support to 50 entrepreneurs (with circular and social projects), which will result in 30 pre-commercialization demonstration projects guided by the missions, in line with the EU Action Plan for Circular Economy. Furthermore, these demonstrators will target higher-value circular economy strategies such as reuse, repair, reuse, renovation and remanufacturing.