SEEDS: Substance of circular Economy concept as Efficacious Determinant for the development of Successful entrepreneurship

Implementation period: 2020-12-01 – 2022-11-30
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2020-1-ES01-KA202-083137

Project description:

The circular economy is an enormous challenge for developing and emerging countries, in terms of capabilities to ensure efficient treatment of waste, the responsibility over social behaviours. Moreover, what can be observed across the EU, is the struggle of municipals over waste management, which is no longer the management of municipal waste, but industrial waste.

The responsibility over this lies on the entrepreneurs themselves, which in most cases is the result of their unawareness on how to tackle the problem. The question is how to foster symbiosis and cooperation between municipalities and entrepreneurs to include their waste into those closed streams represented by the circular economy. Thus, circular economy has become a topic that cannot be ignored, but has been dictated. The circular economy will boost the European Union competitiveness by protecting businesses against scarcity of resources and volatile prices, helping to create new business opportunities and innovative, more efficient ways of producing and consuming (EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy).
Main target groups:

  • start-uppers, young entrepreneurs, VET trainers

Project outputs:

O1: SEEDS m-learning solution for startuppers – The SEEDS m-learning solution for startuppers will be a mobile-based environment delivering courses on Circular Economy with specific focus on startuppers. Thanks to this, it will enable startuppers to develop their vocational skills in the area of sustainable growth. The sustainable growth is a crucial factor in today’s entrepreneurship reality. This Intellectual Output links with the following objectives:

  • enabling startuppers as well as VET providers to organise and deliver learning on the impact of Circular Economy related aspects to nowadays entrepreneurship,
  • supporting the transition of startuppers from being young entrepreneurs to more self-aware participants fluent in the complexity of Circular Economy related aspects.

The 6 topics selected to be implemented within this Intellectual Output are as follows:

  • Use waste as a resource,
  • The reuse of water (agriculture, industry, etc.) from wastewater treatment plants,
  • Design for the future,
  • Rethink the business model for sustainable development,
  • Incorporate digital technology for sustainable development,
  • Effective and sustainable product labeling.

O2: SEEDS Recognition and validation OER – This Intellectual Output is expected to work in the area of recognition and validation of competences acquired through the participation in non-formal training courses on Circular Economy related aspects and their implementation in day to day activities of startuppers. The focus of this IO will be linked to the competences “A sense of initiative and responsible entrepreneurship” through:

  • developing such competences among startuppers,
  • creating opportunities for validating these competences.
  • SEEDS Recognition and validation test

The SEEDS Recognition and validation OER will be available for all startuppers, VET providers and other relevant institutions without any restrictions in six languages of the SEEDS partnership.


UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI – Tarragona, Spain (coordinator)

CWEP – Rzeszów, Poland

LABC – Torino, Italy

BEST – Wien, Austria

QUARTER MEDIATION – Utrecht, Netherlands

SC Ludor Engineering SRL – Valea Adanca, Romania