Target Circular

Supporting Sustainable SMEs to Success

What we do

SMEs, and in particular sustainability-focused SMEs, in the NPA face more challenges to achieving success than typical SMEs. Target Circular’s objective is to create resources for, and upskill, business support organisations and clusters in: 1. Supporting circular SMEs specifically, 2. Address opportunities for innovation and expansion of service provision to SMEs, and 3. Capitalise on new evidence regarding how best to improve SME rates of job creation, growth, and competitiveness.

€1.6m project to support SMEs to make smart decisions about sustainability

A group at Munster Technological University (MTU) are seeking business owners and advisers to take part in a new €1.6 million international project to help SMEs implement effective sustainability measures. The Target Circular project is a collaboration between institutions in Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden, and builds on recent research into how businesses can use a more scientific approach to decision-making.

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Ambition brings enthusiasm and ideas

We work with SMES to transition towards circular and sustainable practices by “strategy mapping” for decision making.

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Lead Partner

Munster Technological University

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Project info


1.3 Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments

Total Budget

1.411.829,80 EUR

NPA Co-Financing

883.407,65 EUR

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€1.6m project to support SMEs to make smart decisions about sustainability

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