Start-ups can apply for new funding round

This fall, Circular Valley is once again supporting young companies that are advancing the circular economy with their ideas. One advantage of the program is that the founders can present their business models to several hundred potential partners at the end.

Workshop for the start-ups in Circular Valley
© Jan Turek /Circular Valley

Workshop for the start-ups in Circular Valley
© Jan Turek /Circular Valley
More than 100 start-ups from five continents have already been to Circular Valley and have made significant advancements to their concepts. This has resulted in numerous partnerships with the established economy and renowned research institutions. Ideas have become success stories that prevent emissions on a large scale. Now the next entrepreneurs are given the chance to benefit from this boost.

 

Applications

Applications for the new Circular Valley funding round are now open and can be submitted until July 28. Interested parties should have one of the following key areas of focus:

1. Regenerative energy and energy storage

2. Mechanical and physical recycling of plastics (all sectors: from agricultural films, automobiles via construction materials (e.g. plastic windows) to packaging materials, including secondary and tertiary plastic packaging plastic)

3. Circular use of technical or industrial equipment, machines, tools or furnishing

DemoDay in front of a large audience
© Jan Turek /Circular Valley

DemoDay in front of a large audience
© Jan Turek /Circular Valley
The Circular Valley Foundation jury will select the most exciting business models in the summer. The start-ups will then come to the extended Rhine-Ruhr region in the fall to work with top-class coaches and mentors, meet top representatives from companies, politics and science, and get to know the practice first-hand.

Highlight of the funding round will be the DemoDay. This time, it will take place as part of the Circular Valley Forum on November 15. It gives the young companies the opportunity to present themselves to several hundred decision-makers and potential partners.

Further details and the application documents can be found at https://circular-valley.org/tender_batch7.

www.circular-valley.org


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