Take Part in Circular City Week

Circular City Week New York is all about taking part in the circular movement and spur action. The festival offers a range of opportunities to engage and actively get involved.  There are plenty of possibilities for both for public, private and nonprofit stakeholders, both from New York or somewhere else, and for everyone from community organizations and startups to multinationals institutions and corporations 

Circular City Week is dedicated to creating awareness about the frontrunners, who have taken it upon themselves to create change and action. In 2020 we will therefore celebrate those companies, cities, and organizations who have already made a commitment to increase circularity. 

More information on partnership opportunities below, but please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions, ideas for activities, wish to support our mission or showcase your circular commitment. 

Become a Partner

Pioneer Partner

If you want to showcase your pioneering solutions as part of the biggest circular economy event in the US, now is your chance. As a Pioneer Partner, your organization will be an integrated part of the festival and gets access to be a featured speaker at the official events. The support and sponsorship from our partners are what makes Circular City Week a reality.  

Platform & Publicity Partner

Circular economy is all about collaboration. Circular City Week wants to get as many organizations and stakeholders as possible involved, as to advance the circular movement. So if you share our mission and wants to support the festival by spreading the word, through in-kind contributions, or have a space that event hosts can make use of - we would love to hear from you. 

Showcase Your Circular Commitment

Pledge Partner

A wide range of companies, cities, and organizations have made voluntary commitments and pledges to create  circular change. Circular City Week New York provides a platform to celebrate the global frontrunners and highlight the impact these have and how their actions can inspire more to join the movement. If you want to use the festival to showcase to the world what you are doing, then please reach out. All Pledge Partners will have the opportunity to share their story at our closing celebratory event. 


Commitments can have many shapes and forms, including zero waste targets, recycling goals, and commitments to circular design principles. If you are interested in developing a circular commitment, then we are also happy to help get this process started. 


Host an Event

Submission of events for the 2020 Circular City Week New York is open. The private sector, public stakeholders, academic institutions, and NGOs are all invited to participate in this exciting week of festivities, by submitting an event. It is free to do so!


We would also love to hear from you if you want to discuss ideas for an activity. We are happy to help with inputs on formats and speakers, topics and timing. The same is the case if you are planning to host an event,  as we do our best to keep topics and the schedule diverse. 

Circular economy is a transformative agenda a cross a wide range of industries and topics. Below are ideas for subjects and event formats. These lists are by no means exhaustive


  • Built environment, city planning and architecture

  • Arts and design

  • Transport, infrastructure and mobility

  • Investment

  • Urban farming and food

  • Energy, water and utilities

  • Fashion and textiles

  • Materials and waste management

  • Plastics and packaging

  • Advanced manufacturing and electronics


  • Innovation and collaboration

  • Economic development and job creation

  • Reuse, recycle and upcycling

  • Policy and regulation

  • Financing and new business models 

  • Education and communication

  • Procurement and efficient markets

  • Platform and sharing economy​

  • Leadership and partnership

  • Data and digitization


  • Conferences and workshops

  • Masterclasses and lectures

  • Receptions and networking

  • Exhibitions 

  • Work days and community activities

  • Lunch & Learns

  • Tours and site visits

  • Film screenings

  • Pitch competitions

  • Roundtable discussions and panels

  • Matchmaking and co-creation

Become a Volunteer

There are exciting opportunities available to support Circular City Week 2020. We welcome everyone to use this form to express their interest in volunteering, and we will be in touch in late 2019 with more information.

Tone Søndergaard

Strategy & Project Director

Danish Cleantech Hub

Email: tone@di.dk

Phone: +1 646 997 4019