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Circular Packaging Challenge

A European competition between startups in search of the best solutions to promote the circularity of packaging.

From TheCircularLab innovation centre, we connect the most innovative startups in Europe with companies in the packaging sector that are part of Ecoembes.

The Circular Packaging Challenge will promote the development of pilot projects between startups and companies that serve to test these technologies and business models in a real environment.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Startups already established with less than 10 years of existence and located in any European country, that propose new solutions for the circularity of packaging.

Companies that are part of Ecoembes, which will be able to innovate through collaboration with startups.

OUR CHALLENGES

Circular Packaging Challenge promotes the development of innovative technological solutions and new business models to solve two challenges related to the circularity of packaging.

CHALLENGE 1

Solutions for industry

1.1. Ecodesign, sustainability, analysis and new tools for a more sustainable packaging.

1.2. Innovative industrial recycling and packaging technologies. Incorporation of recycled material.

CHALLENGE 2

Citizen-packaging connection

2.1. Consumer & packaging.

2.2. Digital technology for the traceability and identification of packaging and materials (blockchain, IoE, AI, others).

COLLABORATING COMPANIES

BENEFITS FOR STARTUPS

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR STARTUPS

Maturity and achievements

The maturity of the proposed solutions, positively valuing the fact that these solutions are already in a commercialisation phase, as well as the achievements of the startups that allow evidence of the positive evolution of their trajectory.

Innovation

The level of innovation used by startups in the development of their products, services or in the deployment of their business models.

Link with the challenges

The effectiveness in solving real problems related to the circularity of packaging and framed in one of the 2 challenges set in the competition.

PHASES OF THE COMPETITION

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INITIAL APPLICATION
The startups will fill in a questionnaire providing valuable information about their organisations and the solutions they propose in relation to the challenges of the competition.
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SELECTION OF FINALISTS
All applications will be evaluated and the finalist startups will be selected by an independent jury made up of professionals from Ecoembes and the collaborating companies.
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PITCH & NETWORKING EVENT
The finalist startups will participate in a final event where they will make a pitch in front of the jury. In addition, networking meetings will be organised between the startups and the collaborating companies.
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PILOT PROJECTS
Ecoembes and the collaborating companies will be able to propose the development of pilot projects with the startups to test their solutions in a real environment and verify their full potential.
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REGISTRATION OF STARTUPS

The deadline for submitting applications will be open until September 30, 2022.

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To do this, startups will only have to fill in their application by accessing through the following link.

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