Born-circular Startups – A systematic literature review

  • Forschungsthema:What is the state of research on born-circular startups?
  • Typ:Masterarbeit
  • Datum:Immediately 02/23
  • Betreuung:

    Ann-Sophie Finner

Research Goal


In recent years, circular economy (CE) has received increasing attention from practitioners, policy-makers and scholars. CE is a way to move beyond the current linear "take-make-waste" economic model towards a more sustainable economy. Since startups are a driving force to implement the principles of CE in a quick and easy way and contribute to the circular innovation system, they should be the source of investigation. Nevertheless, research on those so-called born-circular startups is still sparse. 

Research Goal

Therefore, a thorough and extensive systematic literature review on born-circular startups needs to be conducted.

The following questions need to be answered:

  • By which criteria can born-circular startups be defined?
  • Which challenges do born-circular startups face?
  • Which business models do born-circular startups have?

Extensive Systematic literature review (SLR)

Ann-Sophie Finner; Email: Ann-Sophie Finner does-not-exist.kit edu
Prof. Dr. Orestis Terzidis, Institutsleiter des EnTechnon, Email: orestis terzidis does-not-exist.kit edu