To all start-ups with business concepts for the circular economy
Call for Applications for BATCH #2
The 2nd batch of the Circular Economy Accelerator will take place in Wuppertal from November 2021 till early March 2022.
The application phase for BATCH #2 has started on September 01, 2021 and will end on October 15, 2021.
What we offer to you
A truly international, diverse and innovative environment
Direct and close contact to our >70 partnering industry companies and academic institutions
Tailor-made expert workshops and training modules as well as individual mentoring and coaching for a focused development
Peer-to-peerexchange and co-working between start-ups
Financial support during the time of presence in Wuppertal
Hybrid offers if needed – flexible adaptation to global COVID development
Global alumni network in the post-accelerator phase
What we expect from you
A digital application in English untilOctober 15, 2021, 11:59 pm CET.
Pitch Deck (maximum 12 pages)
Committed cooperation on site
We will select 15 start-ups for BATCH #2 by October 25, 2021.
Subsequently, we will inform the winning teams in order to organize their stay in Wuppertal.
The accelerator program will
start in November 2021 with the Kick-off Meeting taking place on November 22, 2021,
close with the final DemoDay on March 03, 2022.
There are two ways to participate in the program:
1. Three on-site attendance blocks of two weeks each:
November 15-26, 2021
January 10-21, 2022
February 21 - March 04, 2022
2. Presence on site during the entire program period (incl. Christmas break):
November 15, 2021 - March 04, 2022
Book an appointment
'You ask, We answer' until September 30, 2021, each Monday and Thursday, 9-10 am and 6-7 pm CET via zoom video call.
September 20, 2021
September 23, 2021
September 27, 2021
September 30, 2021
October 04, 2021
Click below to arrange your 15 minute appointment.
Focus themes of BATCH #2
All circular economy business concepts with a significant positive impact on climate and decarbonization
All circular economy innovations with focus on the following topics:
(a) Business models for saving resources (all kind of materials) (b) Product design for multiple use (c) Manufacturing processes and technologies for circular solutions (d) Recycling of car batteries / e-mobility (e) Recycling of metals (f) Recycling of plastic
Consumer goods (long-term use)
Consumer goods (short-term use including packaging)
Recycling technologies (increase in efficience, yield and quality)
(g) Recycling of construction materials incl. solutions to re-use existing buildings (h) Substitution of limited raw materials by bioeconomic solutions
Application deadline is Oct. 15, 2021, 11:59 pm (CET)