About Ressource City

The centre of circular economy

What is Ressource City?

Ressource City is the centre of circular economy. We are a cluster of innovation, knowledge and inspiration that set the framework for sustainable business development. We work closely with businesses, educational institutions and other public actors. Through the collaboration with these organisations Ressource City helps to increase their innovative force and environmental profile towards a strong circular economy.

Located at the old papermill in Naestved, Ressource City works as a platform for accelerating governmental and EU funding towards sustainable business development projects. We are a unique test centre in Denmark under Naestved Municipality where companies are welcome to try their business ideas out and participate in innovation and development projects.

Ressource City helps businesses to improve their economic value within a resource efficient circular economy. We support the corporate sector’s transition to a circular economy by sharing our knowledge and experiences in addition to continuously expanding our network.

The first part of Ressource City’s name stands for ‘resource’ in Danish.

Targets and strategies

Ressource City focuses on sustainability and circular economy through projects with the following objectives:

The branding of Naestved

Ressource City reinforces Naestved Municipality’s position when it comes to circular economy. We do this by expanding the regional, national and international collaboration with the focus on businesses in Naestved Municipality and Region Zealand.

Knowledge, development and value

Ressource City converts knowledge to value and growth for green businesses in Region Zealand and the Ressource City-network.

Focus on companies

Ressource City establishes new businesses and workplaces through sustainable production and trade.

Networking and events

Ressource City creates and maintains company-targeted networks, holds four events and a conference annually.

Projects at Ressource City

The work at Ressource City is project oriented. Go to Projects to learn more.


Baltic Industrial Symbiosis

The project Baltic Industrial Symbiosis (BIS) establishes peer-to-peer exchange for industrial symbiosis practitioners. It develops new business and finance models and sets up the BSR Industrial Symbiosis Council as a platform for dialogue and policy learning.


Sustainable Urban Development

Sustainable Urban Development is a Regional Development Fund project with support from EU and Naestved Municipality. The project is divided into two main parts – “Innovative SME’s” and “Innovative Waste Solutions Management And Energy Reduction”.


Knowledge Centre for Circular Economy

The project Knowledge Centre for Circular Economy (VCOE) is a further development of Ressource City’s work and is economically supported by Region Zealand. The Knowledge Centre for Circular Economy is made with purpose of spreading the knowledge of circular economy. It has its own Danish website at www.vcø.dk

Advisory board

Ressource City’s advisory board provides input, ideas and knowledge to create progress, results and development in Ressource City.
The board contributes to identify opportunities on how Ressource City can create value while they challenge the structural frame work and business models in the field of recycling of waste and circular economy.

The advisory board meets up twice a year at Ressource City’s headquarters.

Portræt af ni mænd, der repræsenterer Ressource Citys Advisory Board.

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