The Andalusia Technology Park  (PTA) in Malaga coordinate this European project focused to promote circular economy from European business innovation centers.  This circular economy, around which Recycling Business Models revolves, refers to the sustainability of production processes. The European Commission considers that economy must follow this kind of principles and promote the awareness also in society.

The Andalusian Technology Park leads the coordination of this project, together with the technology parks of Johanneberg (Sweden) and Alentejo (Portugal) as partners and about 20 international collaborating entities.

The project started a month ago with sample collections, next steps are a field survey to examine them and monitoring of real cases of companies installed in the participants technological hubs.

The park of Alentejo is member of Tecparques, the Portuguese network of technology parks. The PTA has a close relationship with them, and this new project will help to consolidate it and will open new business and investment  opportunities. Johanneberg Science Park was created ten years ago, highlights its importance in related areas to sustainable development, particularly specialized in environment innovation, energy and city development.

Recycling Business Models as part of Horizon 2020 Program

Horizon 2020 (H2020) is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014-2020), in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It means more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The Andalusia Technology Park has participated in many technological projects of the European H2020 program. The fact that the PTA leads now Recycling Business Models confirms the strategic focus of the park to research projects that since 2014 have given a big boost to the innovative business fabric.