Waste & Recovery

Call for innovative solutions for the circular economy in Dijon

Ended: May 15, 2019 France

Stakes and objectives

A number of alternative projects that favour the circular economy have already emerged in the Dijon city district in recent years. The waste collection operator DIEZE, the Dijon Metropolis and the Go’Up cooperative have joined forces to launch a call for innovative solutions that will speed up this movement.

The goal of this call for solutions is to encourage the emergence of innovative projects within the Dijon Metropolis in one of the following fields:

* Circular economy and biowaste – Fight against food waste and the recovery of biowaste

* Circular economy and bulk consumer waste – Reuse, repair and recovery

Who can apply?

The call for solutions is open to businesses based in the region and elsewhere that propose individual or collective projects in existing or new organisations (start-ups, NGOs, companies, etc.).

Additionally, the proposed projects must:

* Address one of the two targeted themes and uphold the principles of the circular economy,

* Adopt a stable and viable economic model,

* Create local jobs.

Key steps

15 March 2019: Launch of the call for Innovative – Circular Economy Solutions

15 May 2019: Closing date for applications

15 May to 1 June 2019: Examination of the applications by the jury

Before 15 June 2019: Notification of the decisions by e-mail

End of June 2019: Awards ceremony


The three winners will receive a made-to-measure “Solutions Booster” pack to support the development of their project.

A special “Jury’s Favourite” prize worth €5,000 will be awarded to the most innovative project.

  • Financial support 5000€
  • Support
  • Networking
  • Experiment

Projects review

The projects will be examined by a jury made up of members of SUEZ, DIEZE, the “Maison pour Rebondir” programme and the operational partners of the call for solutions. The jury will assess the projects according to the following criteria:

* Their environmental impact,

* The potential to create local jobs,

* Their innovative nature,

* The long-term balance of the economic model.

The jury will select three winners, including one “Jury’s Favourite” project.

Challenge documentation (in French only)

  • Appel A Solution Innovantes EC Cahier des charges 520 KB pdf

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