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APPLY ›  until July 31st

Circular Challenge identifies innovative solutions both in France and abroad, across the entire value chain of the circular packaging and paper economy. Internal and external experts review high-potential solutions to support and accelerate their development and foster their adoption by the ecosystem.

DETECT AND SUPPORT PROMISING SOLUTIONS

 

In 5 years, Circular Challenge has identified more than 1,200 projects, in France and abroad, and has built a network of 3,000 players involved in developing a circular economy. 50 entrepreneurs have benefited from lasting support by our team of experts.

Our goal: allow the solutions to grow, scale up and be adopted by a large ecosystem in the paper and packaging industries.

DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT?

Are you, or do you know, a startup, a SME, a non-profit organisation or a designer with the potential to transform our waste into resources ?

until July 31st

YOUR PROJECT

THE PRIZES

 arrowGRAND PRIX CIRCULAR CHALLENGE
The most impactful solution for a circular economy
Prize: 100,000 euros

 arrowECONOMIES IN TRANSITION AND DEVELOPMENT PRIZE
A solution with a positive impact in an economy in transition and development
Prize: 20, 000 euros

 arrowCOLLABORATIVE AND TERRITORIES PRIZE
A collaborative solution that is anchored in a local area
Prize: 20, 000 euros

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THE TIMELINE

1

Call for applications
until 31st july 2020

2

Intermediate jury
November 2020

3

Bootcamp - 1st & 2nd December 2020

4

Final jury and award ceremony - 3rd December 2020

FINALISTS’ BOOTCAMP

 

Circular Challenge finalists attend a bootcamp to defend their project. They also receive training on how to pitch to the final jury and the awards ceremony.

During two intense days participants are mentored in different fields: industrialisation and business model, eco-design, recycling etc.

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Taking part in Circular Challenge Boot Camp is an unique opportunity:

1

An opportunity to boost your project, with coaching by experts in different fields: business, legal, financial, experimentation / industrialisation, and communication.

2

An opportunity to raise the profile of your project with specific advice on pitching and storytelling and how to find the right levers to successfully present your project and connect with different audiences.

3

Hands-on practice right up to the final stage of the bootcamp when start-ups meet with the final Jury at a public event held at a prestigious venue in the heart of Paris.

4

From the very first day of Bootcamp to the final Jury (and even beyond), each entrepreneur has a personal coach he/she can work with, ensuring he/she gets the most out of this 3-day coaching programme.

 

SUPPORT

Applying to Circular Challenge is not just about winning a prize - it means being part of a community and gaining access to the Circular Challenge programme and ecosystem. Each of the finalists receives tailored support on business development and circular economy issues. 

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2019 finalists are currently benefiting from support from relevant experts - a real added value for the development of their projects.

News

Launch of Circular Challenge’s 5th edition

Get ready for the launch of Circular Challenge’s 5th edition on April 27th!

23 April 2020

Malengé wins the 2019 citeo grand prix for innovation

With an emphasis on commitment, pragmatism and solutions, the 2019 Circular Challenge event showcased players - including large businesses, start-ups and SMEs - who are committed to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

23 April 2020

Slimbox wins the International Circular Challenge

The Belgian startup Slimbox is the laureate of the second edition of Circular Challenge International.

23 April 2020