OPEN CALL: Target Circular Strategic Entrepreneurship Programme

Are you an early stage sustainable / circular business looking to validate your idea? Or are you an existing SME with a circularity project to deliver internally in the business? 

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, the Strategic Entrepreneur Programme may be for you.  In collaboration with the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence and the Ludgate Hub we are running a specialised training programme, funded through the Target Circular project. Our aim is simple, to increase sustainable SMEs success. 

The programme is free to participants and fosters strategic thinking, assumption validation and decision-making skills using novel effective evidence-based tools recently proven to increase entrepreneurial success.

We are interested in applications from all currently trading businesses, in particular those with an interest in sustainability.

The programme will start on January 23rd, 2024 and will consist of six sessions. 


January 23rd in person in the Ludgate Hub. 11.00 – 15.00MTU Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence: Introduction, goal setting, and strategy development
January 30th online 11.00 – 12.30MTU Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence: Validating key assumptions, research methods and research planning 
February 6th  online 11.00 – 12:30MTU Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West:  A circular economy training, research progression update
February 13th MIDTERMNo session 
February  20th online 11.00 – 12.30MTU Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West:  A circular economy training, research update
February 27th online 11.00 – 12.30  MTU Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence:  Research progress update, practice presentations
March 6th,  In person at the Ludgate Hub. 10.00- 14.00

Participant presentations and discussions with experts.


Apply for the programme using this Google Form by January 16th.