C-Voucher Open Call for Designers
Register your profile to support European SMEs on the way to a circular economy
C-Voucher is inviting all designers with practical industry experience (especially within five specific sectors) to join our community of circular economy experts and supporters. All the profiles will be included in the project’s community, where interested parties will be able to browse and contact designers with the required experience. This way, we hope to activate the cooperation between European SMEs and design professionals.
Moreover, selected designers can be invited to participate in the C-Voucher project as evaluators during the Open Calls for SMEs.
IDEAL DESIGNER PROFILE
- In-depth knowledge and practical experience of service design and design thinking.
- Thorough understanding of the concept of a circular economy in relation to the business model and/or process development.
- Practical experience in change management. Ability to take the lead and facilitate in developing core processes by engaging stakeholders at different levels within an organization. Capacity to structure, visualize, and package knowledge to commit different target groups.
Proven advisory and mentoring skills (i.e., consultancy experience). Practical experience of working towards SMEs and business model development.
- Awareness of relevant and available technical and digital solutions/tools to support the development of resource-efficient business models considered an advantage.
- Experience from working within or towards relevant industries (Manufacturing, Agro-Food, Health, Textile, Maritime industries) is not a prerequisite but seen as a plus.
- Language skills: working proficiency in English, more languages an advantage.
- 3-5+ years of working experience.
C-Voucher is an EU funded project that combines design and technology to create competitive, innovative business models with a circular economy approach for European SMEs.
The project aims at shifting traditional, linear value chains into the circular ones in 5 pre-selected industries:
For this purpose, C-Voucher is offering €4.2 million in vouchers, mentoring, designer, and further services to 66 European SMEs (up to €60k in services plus additional offer including venture capital & investment coaching).