Our Vision

To be a catalyst for accelerated circular economy innovation and growth, leveraging the complementarity in capabilities and opportunities among front-runners in Canada and The Netherlands.

Our Mission

To connect business, non-profit, research and government organizations, fostering a multi-dimensional ecosystem that translates circular principles into concrete actions through ongoing knowledge sharing, co-creation and collaboration.


The DCCA consists of the following components:

1. Monthly partner meetings:
partner or external presentations followed by in-depth discussions

2. Mini Centres of Excellence:
exchange of in-depth knowledge and expertise in a workshop format, integrating research and innovation in real-life situations.

3. Circular Living Labs (CILLS):
a practical stakeholder engagement process in order to test innovative technologies, products or services in a real-life setting (pilot or demonstration projects)

These components are supported by 2 committees:

Steering & Programming Committee works on programming of monthly partner meetings, publications, conferences and other events, steering the overall direction of the Alliance

Projects & Co-Creation Committee assists in the design and coordination of co-creation activities such as dedicated workshops and pilot/demonstration projects (aka Circular Living Labs)

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