COVID19 has shown that a lack of resilience and high complexity makes our systems vulnerable. If one component fails, the entire house of cards collapses very quickly. As part of the COVID Pop-up Hub, 30 interdisciplinary experts are developing future scenarios on the topic of “economic buffers” on the initiative of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection Environment Energy Mobility Innovation and Technology. Circular Economy Forum Austria of BCSSS contributes significant expertise on regenerative circular economy and the creation of value-added cycles to the “House of Cards” topic.