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SDG partner exchange

The Circle17 initiative, supported by the Austrian Development Agency, promotes innovative business cooperation that serves sustainable development.

Actively bringing together new partners - that was the goal of a matchmaking event in Vienna, for which respACT and AustrianStart-ups were part of the initiative Circle17 invited in February. In the Anker bread factory, start-ups, established companies and NGOs came together - and should continue to do so in the future, in order to jointly implement innovative business models within the meaning of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDG.

28 startups presented their ideas. These ranged from the ridesharing platform Ummadum to the compact plastic recycling systems from Plasticpreneur to nature-based solutions for better air from AeroSQAIR. It will become clear in the course of the year whether the start-ups will actually find new partners: successful matchmaking results should then be presented. 

Photo: Jolly Schwarz / respACT