CircularInnoBooster is a COSME project with a duration of 2 years and a budget of 1,128,000€. Led by IED, together with the Finnova Foundation, Texfor, Circulab and The Circular Project with HumanNation, it seeks to transform the highly polluting fashion and textile industries through innovation and fostering entrepreneurship, generating business models based on the circular economy.To do this, CircularInnoBooster creates CirCoAx.


CirCoAx is an accelerator for SMEs, Start-ups and entrepreneurs in the fashion and textile sectors, through which 30 beneficiaries can receive mentoring, as well as technical and financial assistance to promote best practices that contribute to achieving these sustainability and circularity goals.


Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) – Project Coordinator. Academic institution that operates in the fields of education, training, and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication, and management, covering professional, vocational, and business design training. IED has branches across Spain (Madrid, Barcelona), Italy (Milan, Rome, and 5 other cities), and Brazil (São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro).

Texfor, Confederación de la Industria Textil, – The reference textile association in Spain with 400 members. Located in Catalonia, it groups companies of the whole textile value chain, from yarns to fabrics including accessories, finishing processes, printing, and dying for the apparel industry, home textiles, and technical/industrial applications.

Finnova – European Foundation that works for the constant bet of the business innovation and the excellence of the applied knowledge through the development of the talent and its international and interregional connection. It promotes networks and high-level events, seeking resources and European funding related to technological transfer, modernization, and competitive development of public and private entities at international, regional, and local.

Circulab – Business design lab and studio specialised in developing transformation methodology, tools and programmes to help businesses develop circular and sustainable business models. CIRCULAB has designed a toolkit for implementing Circularity in businesses and operates across +23 countries (9 EU countries), supporting projects through +60 certified independent CE consultants, applying the Circ methodology and tools.

The Circular Project co-designed with HumanNation – TCP is a Circular and Slow Fashion promotion firm that collaborates with experts in the field to offer a communication strategy, platform, and expertise on circular value chains, applying a broad and systemic approach to Circular Economy, integrating social, ethical, environmental, and economic approaches.

HumanNation is a consulting firm specialised in the development of transformative and disruptive ecosystems of innovation and business: the ‘New Economy’. Based on the Fourth Economic Sector, systemic thinking and co-creation, it promotes awareness within organizations and ecosystems to respect planetary boundaries and social fabric, creating resilient economies at the local level, with a global perspective.             

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