Do you have a project?

Do you have a PROJECT ?


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

Citeo Circular Challenge is a program to detect innovation, essentially in the paper and packaging sectors. The main objective is to identify, support and accelerate the development of projects able to bring solutions to present-day socio-environmental issues.

Since 2016, Circular Challenge identified over 700 projects across the entire worldwide circular economy value chain.

Participate in 2019 to develop your solutions.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

YOUR PROJECT


INNOVATION IN ECO-DESIGN

Innovative raw materials, biodegradability, eco-designed paper packaging, improved manufacturing processes, etc.

INNOVATION IN RAISING AWARENESS

New methods of sharing information, encouraging sorting and recycling, introducing and sharing innovations with the general public, etc.

INNOVATION IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

Improving/facilitating collection, rewarding waste sorting, technology enabling the separation of flows and components of a product, traceability and data, new recycling processes, etc.

INNOVATION IN THE USE OF PACKAGING AND/OR PAPER

Compostable and sustainable packaging, solutions for big events /transport hubs /public spaces, new outlets, etc.

INNOVATION IN WAYS OF RECYCLING MATERIALS

Processing, reuse, new markets, products designed using waste or old packaging / paper, etc.

THE PRIZES


FOR FINALIST TEAMS

INCREASED EXPOSURE
With a communication plan, high-profile partners and a growing community

PERSONALISED SUPPORT
With a boot camp, a panel of experts, establishing customer contacts and regular post-competition monitoring

FOR THE WINNING TEAM

CIRCULAR CHALLENGE GRAND PRIX
Rewards the most impacting innovation of the circular economy (either technological innovation, social innovation, or innovative use).

Prize: 40,000€ + visibility + networking

 

"COUP DE CŒUR" PRIZE
Rewards a collaborative project with a territorial impact that can be at a very early stage. 
Prize: 10,000€ + visibility + networking

 

"ECONOMY IN TRANSITION" PRIZE
Rewards a local solution with positive impact on world's territories
Reward: 10,000€ + visibility + networking

 

"CUSTOMERS" PRIZE
Rewards the innovation from a Citeo that provides a solution to transition issues

Reward: A Do Tank, or creative sprint, aimed to quickly develop innovations and test them by a proof of concept (prototype), with a Design Thinking approach (empathic understanding of the need).
Format: 1 month and 3 to 6 workshop days

THE PROCEDURE


1

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
UNTIL 30th SEPTEMBER 15 2019

2

INTERMEDIARY JURY
14th NOVEMBER  2019

3

BOOTCAMP
10th & 11th DECEMBER 2019

4

FINAL JURY
12th DECEMBER 2019