The world today is facing many challenges. Rapid population growth and growing welfare based on unsustainable business models are resulting in climate change, resource depletion, and biodiversity loss. Challenging our systems at all levels. From the individual to the global.

ICCE has teamed up with organizations like OCCE and ACEN to create an initiative that helps startups and companies find common grounds, for the design of practical circular business solutions to urgent sustainability challenges.

By facilitating a 5-phase program, startups and innovators are brought together with established organizations to:

  • Collaborate on an eye-to-eye level
  • Explore boundaries and sustainability challenges
  • Stretch them
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration, and
  • Design solutions that benefit not only the business but society as a whole.

Circular Challenge is a platform to battle sustainability challenges and build post-pandemic resilience for business and society at a larger scale.

On this page, you’ll learn more about ICCE’s fundamentals and insights through which our program is shaped. Are you ready for your sustainable business transformation?


Now is the time to act, to reimagine the business of business, and to ensure that global economic recovery creates a new normal that betters the planet for all. We need bold ambition – not incremental changes – to radically disrupt industries and create the change the planet needs. We need you!

The Circular Challenge programme consists of 5 phases, in which participants can work on their sustainability challenges