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Tech Tour is announcing the launch of the first edition of the Tech Tour Circular 2024 Programme. This initiative is designed to support the growth and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger companies by facilitating investments. A select group of 40 of the most promising companies, actively seeking funding and partnerships in the circular economy and design sector, will be chosen by a Selection Panel comprising active European investors. 


The programme includes a series of online sessions where industry leaders in the circular economy will mentor and guide the entrepreneurs through Academy sessions. The highlight of the programme is a live event scheduled for 23 and 24 April 2024 in Ghent, Belgium, where the selected companies will present their innovative ideas and projects. 


“Ghent, a global biotech hub since the 1970s, is a frontrunner in circular economy principles and green innovations. As European technology capital, we’re the home of cutting-edge universities and research centres, driving advancements in materials, chemistry, and sustainability. Local businesses are dedicated to bringing circular ideas from the lab to market. Hosting Tech Tour Circular 2024 aligns with Ghent's strategy to connect startups with essential stakeholders for mutual growth.” 

- Sofie Bracke, Deputy Mayor of Economy, Trade, Sports and the Port 


Participants will enjoy numerous benefits, including: 

  • Extensive networking opportunities with high-profile investors and entrepreneurs. 

  • Insights into the strategies and offerings of visionary entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. 

  • The option to arrange one2one meetings with all attendees. 

  • Opportunities for investors to explore joint investment ventures and partnerships. 


The Tech Tour Circular 2024 Programme will feature insightful keynote speeches and interactive panel discussions led by industry experts, focusing on innovation and investment strategies in the circular economy. This year's edition will explore various technological themes such as Bioeconomy, Chemistry & Plastics, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Materials, Feed, Food, Fork, and Water Loops. 


This programme is co-organised with Bio-Based Industries Consortium and partnered with Stad Ghent, Ghent University, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), North Sea Port, PMV and Global Entrepreneurship Center. 


Tech Tour is the largest tech entrepreneurs and investor community in Europe. Every year, over 1,000 of the most promising tech companies are selected by some 1,000 investment, corporate and cluster experts actively engaged in 25 specialised programmes culminating in annual events. Entrepreneur alumni selected in the Tech Tours in the past 7 years alone reported well over EUR 20 Billion of investments raised.  


Do not miss this unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and like-minded experts. Sign up now to participate in the Tech Tour Circular 2024 Programme and be a part of shaping the future of the circular economy 


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