“The whole ecosystem needs to be
onboard to make a change.”

“Circular economy is about partnerships and common sense to move forward as an ecosystem.”

Florent Maccario, Sr Researcher at ScaleUpNation

Florent is responsible for conducting research on circular construction as part of the programme (workstream 1). His work aims to highlight best practices and success factors for scaling in the built environment sector.

After studying geography and sustainability in France, Florent helped public and private organisations as a consultant in Paris to embark on the circular economy's journey. Florent now aims to help scale-ups to collectively change the construction industry.

“We need both innovative solutions and market demand in order to let the circular economy succeed.”

Lotte Loeber, Sr Consultant at Kirkman Company

Lotte is responsible to guide organisations towards successful circular commissioning. Via the Circular Contracting masterclasses (workstream 4), Lotte aims to help organisations starting and maintaining more circular collaborations.

After her Psychology study, Lotte rolled into the world of sustainability and the circular economy. The past 5 years she was involved in multiple projects in this field for both public and private organisations.

“Collaboration & entrepreneurship will lead a long way.”

Meet Marije Pronk, Consultant at Kirkman Company

Marije is a consultant at Kirkman Company. For Circular@Scale she is responsible for creating meaningful partnerships for the circular landmarks of the future, and guiding organizations towards successful circular commissioning. 

With a diverse background in psychology and business transformation, as well as years of experience transforming both public and private organizations, Marije identifies the leverage points needed for true change. 

"Only through innovation and entrepreneurship can the construction industry become more circular."

Meet Robert Oushoorn, Program Director of ScaleUpCircular

Robert is program director of ScaleUpCircular, the program organised by ScaleUpNation to support circular scale-ups in their growth. He now applies his 25 years of experience as a corporate board-room consultant to help scale-ups achieve transformative accelerated growth.

These are the circular building and construction powerhouses of the future

Building and construction represent some of the most resource intensive and pollutive industries out there. But a bold new cohort of young, innovative ventures is showing us what a sustainable, circular future could look like.

These CEOs are brave enough to swim against the current and replace traditional methods with real innovation. Their new ways of working will shape the future of building and construction.

The Circular@Scale initiative has selected a cohort of scale-up companies that represent the most promising circular building and construction trailblazers in the Netherlands today. Learn about their visions and products by following our blog.

"Entrepreneurs are essential in the transition towards a circular economy"

Our newest white paper focusses on the construction sector and to what extent boosting scale ups could be a needed intervention in transforming to a circular economy.

"We will not be able to change this huge industry unless we collaborate."

Meet Menno van Dijk, CEO and Founder ScaleUpNation Menno is a big believer in the success factors for scale-up ventures in circular construction. As founder and CEO of ScaleUpNation, he embraces the entrepreneurial power.

After being a director at McKinsey and co-founder of THNK, the school for creative leadership, he started ScaleUpNation to support innovative enterprises that have societal impact.

"Big meets small, to become the new big"

Meet Guido Braam, CEO Powered by Meaning group

Guido is a big believer in and frontrunner of the Circular Economy. Eight years ago he decided to fully focus on working towards a Circular Economy, as one of the first people to do so. Over the years he has worked with governments, NGOs, and companies to turn the linear economy into a circular one. As CEO of the Powered by Meaning Group he is able to create meaningful businesses and help others on their circular journey.

"I want to make the Netherlands 100% circular"

Meet Wouter van Twillert, Program director Circular@Scale Wouter has a passion to make the Netherlands 100 % circular with initiatives like C-creators and Circular@Scale. He believes in entrepreneurship as the key to success.

"We bring together the best brains to solve this huge challenge."

Meet Annie Chen, customer champion at ScaleUpNation Annie is ScaleUpNation’s customer champion, she is responsible for helping ventures to create meaningful market pull. Annie studied biology at Harvard and her working background includes tech start-ups, Philips innovation, and working with the inspiring scale-up companies in the Netherlands.

For Circular@Scale she is responsible for selecting the most interesting and promising circular scale-ups in the Netherlands to join ScaleUpCircular.

"Successful circular commissioners increase the market & accelerate this movement"

Meet Maaike Broekhuis, Project manager of Circular@Scale

Maaike is responsible to create inspiring collaborations around the circular landmarks of the future and to guide organisations towards successful circular commissioning.

Maaike is responsible for two of the four work streams within the program;

  1. Circular Landmarks: design and collaboration of the circular landmark projects of the future
  2. Circular Contracting: masterclasses to guide organisations towards successful circular working.