Circular Business Academy presented the second Circular Opportunity Day with a seminar on “Investing in early-stage circular businesses”.
Niko Kumar, founder and managing director of Valtex presented their innovative approach and how a circular idea can become a success story.
Gilles Le Cocguen from Bpifrance elaborated on the approach of France’s development bank to the innovative business ecosystem both in France as well as abroad, and the relevance sustainable businesses will have for the future. He exemplified how circular business models can be accompanied and their commitments strengthened by services offered through EuroQuity.
Borut Kocič from SID Banka spoke about investing in sustainable circular concepts in Slovenia, evaluating the economic and sustainable viability of circular business concepts and financial instruments that can be combined for their support.
Jure Zadravec from Resalta d.o.o. and Dejan Lešnik from DS Meritve d.o.o. added with practical examples of benefiting the environment by placing smart solutions for improving energy efficiency and energy savings.
The roundtable debate with all the speakers, joined by Dragica Marinič, the Coordinator of the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership for Circular Economy, concluded the event by answering questions from the public.