We define Circular Valley to be the entire Rhine-Ruhr region - extended to Aachen, Bonn and Münster. We constantly emphasize this because we believe that there lies an enormous strength in the close proximity of so many major cities in the region and because we believe that the region can only capitalize on this strength if it embraces itself to be the large metropolitan area that it is.
At the same time, we value having our birthplace and headquarters in the city of Wuppertal. Wuppertal is an up-and-coming city and we are happy to contribute to that not only by attracting so many aspiring entrepreneurs to the city as part of our accelerator program but also by putting the city on the map as a global center of the circular economy. This has been recognized and that is why we are immensely proud to announce that we have been awarded this year's Business Prize of the City of Wuppertal.