The Circular Economy Lab is an innovation initiative that arises from the partnership between Cariplo Factory and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. Its purpose is to foster the evolution of the Italian economic system and spread new models of value creation in the collective interest, accelerating the transition to circular economy models.
In a logic of open and inclusive innovation, the Circular Economy Lab aims to involve large companies and transformative agents, such as: startups, innovative SMEs, Universities, research centers, technology transfer centers.
Through its wealth of know-how and skills, the Circular Economy Lab intends to disseminate principles and methods of the circular economy through training initiatives and by generating opportunities for networking between the actors of the innovative ecosystem.
The Circular Economy Lab was created in 2018 by the will of Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo.