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Meet the Market

Support provided by Zero Waste Scotland Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

This programme is designed to help businesses in Scotland develop ways to reduce waste and increase sustainability by taking part in in the circular economy. The programme consists of in-person workshops and online customer panels where businesses can test new ideas with potential customers.

Expert workshops (in person) 

During each workshop, circular economy experts will be available to help you:  

  • develop ideas to join or work more effectively in the circular economy
  • understand your customer profile and journey  
  • develop and enhance your customer pitch

The workshops are held in Glasgow.

Customer panels (online)

After the workshop, participants will be invited to pitch their business idea to an online customer panel for feedback. The panel will be tailored to your business's potential market and include business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C) panel members.

Meet the Market is supported by the Scottish Ecosystem Fund 2023-24.  The programme is being delivered by a contracted partner, Resource Futures, on behalf of Zero Waste Scotland.  

Am I eligible?

All businesses in Scotland are eligible for Meet the Market.

You can register if you (at least one of the following):  

  • are a business or entrepreneur keen to offer a circular product or service
  • are developing circular products or services
  • want to feel more confident that your proposition meets customer needs
  • have tried engaging customers with your ideas, but it’s not quite working yet
  • want to share experiences with and learn from like-minded people

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Note that the in-person workshop is held in Glasgow, so you may have to cover travel costs to attend.

Who is this for?

Businesses in Scotland who are interested in the circular economy.

How long does this take?

The in-person workshop lasts 5.5 hours. The online customer panel sessions take 30 minutes each.

Next steps

Visit the Zero Waste Scotland website for more information and to register for a workshop.

Support provided by Zero Waste Scotland Scottish Enterprise