CIRCLE-IN Web Academy

Circle-In Web Academy is a training initiative aimed to promote the development of entrepreneurial competencies in the field of circular economy

Course Language: English – Italian
Course Start: Self-Paced


CIRCLE-IN is a cross-border cooperation project aimed at promoting the sustainable economic growth of the Adriatic-Ionian area through the promotion of Circular Economy and the implementation of pilot actions in terms of technology-driven entrepreneurship.
The project is funded under the first call of the announcement Interegg V-A Greece-Italy 2014-2020.


  • Development of the tools and actions form promoting the application of Circuar Economy
  • Stimulation of innovative entrepreneurship and reinforcement of competitiveness and innovation attitudes in incumbent corporations
  • Networking and guide enterprises towards Circular Economy investments
  • Capacities building and awareness on the opportunities and challenges of Circular Economy

Project Partnership

  • Chamber of Commerce of Ioannina (Lead Partner)
  • Chamber of Commerce of Lefkada
  • University of Salento, Laboratory of Management
  • Chamber of Commerce of Foggia

Course Curriculum


Παρουσίαση Έργου
Παρουσίαση Web Academy
Project Presentation
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Web Academy Presentation
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)

Module 1

Strategies for promoting the transition towards Circular Economy in Europe
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)
Legal Issue for Circular Economy
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)
Entrepreneurship Competence for the Sustainable Development in the EU strategy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
ICESP The Italian Way for the Circular Economy
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)

Module 2

Technological Entrepreneurship for Circular Economy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Introduction of Circular Economy in enterprises
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)
Circular Business Models
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)
Industrial Symbiosis: which business opportunities to support the circular economy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Addressing Circular Economy through Design for X approaches
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Theory in Practice: FIUSIS, European Best Practice for the Business Model
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Why Growth Hacking is important in Circular Economy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Smart Tourism Destination in a Circular Economy: a business analytics perspective
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)

Module 3

Blockchain for Circular Economy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Exponential Technologies: Sustainability Opprtunities from Disruptive Innovation
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
A multi-Sided platfrom supporting circular economy
(English audio with Greek Subtitles)
Theory in Practice: Eggplant, transforming wastewater into bioplastic
(Italian audio with Greek Subtitles)
Theory in practise: ECEPLAST, sustainable packaging innovators
(No Audio)

Course Tutors

Module 1

Roberta De Carolis & Caroline InnellaResearchers at ENEA-Italian National Agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development
Matteo AvelloEcocerved Scarl – Environmental expert
Giustina SecundoProfessor of Management Engineering at Department of Engineering for Innovation- University of Salento, Italy
Grazia BarberioResearcher – Coordinator ICESP – ENEA

Module 2

Pasquale Del VecchioResearcher – Department of Engineering for innovation- University of Salento
Francesca CappellaroResearcher at ENEA (Italian Agency)
Andrea UrbinatiResearcher – LIUC University
Luca FraccasciaAssistant Professor – Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Claudio SassanelliAffiliation and Role Politecnico di Milano
Marcello PiccinniCEO Fiusis srl
Lara d’ArgentoGrowth Mentor
Caterina MalandugnoJunior Business Analyst- Links Management and Technology Spa

Module 3

Roberto CerchioneUniversity of Naples Parthenope – Professor of Business Management
Alessandro MargheritaUniversity of Salento (Department of Engineering for Innovation), Assistant Professor
Giancula ELIAAssistant Professor – University of Salento
Vito Emanuele CarofiglioCo-founder at Eggplant
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