Impact Hub Circular Ecosystem

Only 9 percent of the global economy is currently circular, while adopting circular principles now could bring Europe net benefits of EUR 1,8 trillion and carbon emission reductions of 450 million tonnes by 2030. That is why Impact Hub Amsterdam hosts events, builds communities, and runs acceleration programmes around circularity.

Through our Investment Ready Program, for example, more than EUR 10 million has already been invested in circular startups. To further accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy, we work together with partners such as ING Foundation, Province of Noord-Holland, and CIRCL.

In our Circular Ecosystem, we bring together and strengthen relationships between impact entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, corporates, government, and other organisations. Together, we spur innovation and co-create a circular economy. Also working on the transition towards a circular economy? Join our Ecosystem!


WDCD No Waste Challenge

Apply by 1 April 2021
What Design Can Do (WDCD) launched the No Waste Challenge, in partnership with IKEA Foundation. Designers and creatives from around the world are invited to submit their innovative solutions to reduce waste and rethink the current production and consumption cycle. Winners receive a prize fund and a 6-month accelerator programme co-created with Impact Hub Amsterdam!

Investment Ready Program

OCT 2020 - MAR 2021
During this 5-month accelerator (now in its 7th year!) powered by the ING Nederland Foundation, we’ll help you review your business model, strategy, team as well as craft a funding plan to grow your sustainable business. At the program’s concluding Demo Day, you’ll pitch your plan to our network of impact investors!


Join us at any of the following events and meet an inspiring network of people who are passionate about working together to build a new economy
5 March
15:00 TO 17:00

Circular Ecosystem Meetup | Invite Only

Meet the circular and sustainable startups of the 2021 Investment Ready Program!


8 December

Closing the Loop creates value from waste

Joost de Kluijver is al een lange tijd werkzaam in de mobiele telefonie sector. De telefoon is een icoon geworden van technologische vooruitgang, stelt hij. Met zijn bedrijf Closing the Loop voorkomt Joost dat telefoons na een aantal jaar trouwe dienst op de vuilnisbelt terechtkomen.
8 November

The legal challenges of circular economy

You can’t deny it: the circular economy is booming. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is our partner and gives Impact Hub members and program participants legal advice in setting up or running an impact business.