Description of Innovation Camp

During the four day innovation camp (12 - 15 November, 2018), participants will share and gain in-depth understanding about the current state-of-art and existing challenges relating to circular economy business models. Grounded on a shared vision, the goal is to develop novel business model based on 1) sustainable consumption, 2) collaborative recycling/reusing and 3) co-creation of products and services for the four case industries.


A series of facilitated sessions utilizing a diverse set co-creation methods are applied to support and stimulate teamwork. Inspiring social events in Cracow during the camp will help recharge and inspire the creative power and getting to know other participants from across the world.


The co-creation activities during the camp days will be done in four main groups (a.k.a. tracks), each involving about 15 -20 persons. These four working groups will be founded on the basis of CIRC4Life case industries, while the co-creation activities within the groups, will be based on three business model development needs.


The case industries offer tangible and real-world ecosystem in which the business models can be practically incorporated. Due the different industrial setting, each group have different ecosystem constrains and opportunities. The cross-group development activities during the camp will help us to co-create the sustainable business models. Therefore each applicant needs to select their favourite group from the following alternatives:

  • GROUP 1: Domestic and industrial LED lighting

  • GROUP 2: Recycle and reuse of tablets

  • GROUP 3: Micro farm

  • GROUP 4: Meat product supply chain

At the first day, the camp will be started by understanding the problem and building the shared knowledge and vocabulary. Once we know each other and have gained common language, we can start developing competing solutions by utilizing different co-creation methods. The best ones will be rapidly prototyped and tested with the real people. The resulting fine-tuned concepts will be further developed and demonstrated at large scale by CIRC4Life project between 2019 and 2020 in the UK (Berkshire and Cornwall counties) and Spain (Valencia, Murcia and Basque country Regions).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776503. The views and opinions expressed in this website are purely those of the writers and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission.