DIRECT HUBS Impact Café (2): It's all about the money - Impact funding for circular economy initiatives in the urban food space



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10.11.2022 | 12:00 - 18:00
IBA-Zentrum, Nordwestbahnstraße 16, 1200 Wien

Circular economy has been gaining importance worldwide for many years: one vision includes socially innovative value cycles for food, which could be realized in cities with the concept of "circular hubs". However, local implementation is often unclear, as it requires new stakeholder role distributions and partnerships, as well as innovative space use concepts involving diverse individuals and groups to realize such concepts.

The event is aimed at entrepreneurs, social innovators, funding agencies, banks and all those interested in circular food production and impact financing as well as innovative business models or those who want to support them. 

In the Impact Café you can discuss questions about financing and business models for your specific circular econmy initiative with experts and work out solutions!

In an expert discussion and a subsequent workshop, challenges and opportunities of financing will be highlighted and ideas will be collected together. Discuss with practitioners about concrete financing and business models for circular hubs for the food space Vienna!


12:00 - 14:30
You can expect input from experts from different areas of the funding and financing system

  • Rupert Bittmann (Vienna Business Agency) - Funding Programs Vienna
  • Brigitte Ehrenreich (Volksbank) & Stefano Massera (Erste Bank) - Social Financing
  • Andreas Gugumuck (Zukunftshof, Schneckenmanufaktur) - Crowdfunding
  • Maria Wirth and Johannes Kisser (alchemia nova) - Funding database and circular economy
  • Pamela Bartar (ZSI) - (Social) Impact Assessment and Communication

15:00 - 18:00
In two world cafés, financing and business models will be discussed and evaluated together with experts and stakeholders.

In between and afterwards, there will be time for questions and networking.

This event is hosted by alchemia-nova. Click here to register and for more information.


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