30 August 2019.


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Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge.

The Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge is a six-month accelerator program for start-ups developed in partnership with BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies. The program intends to advance innovative ideas to disrupt the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy.

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Circular economy thinking, however, cannot be restricted to a company’s own operations. They are looking for start-ups, with a proof of concept solution, that creatively enables circularity for plastics or battery materials or provides digital tools for circularity in general.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Energy.
  • Environment.
  • Chemistry.
  • Engineering.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

6 Months.

  • Program Kickoff & Judging Event: September 30, 2019
  • Workshop 1: October 22-23, 2019
  • Workshop 2: November 12-13, 2019
  • Workshop 3: December 4-5, 2019
  • Final Showcase: January 30, 2020

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Stage: Any stage firm, from pre-seed to Series B, is eligible to apply. They especially encourage Seed and Series A companies to apply.
  • Location: Companies in any location are eligible to apply.
  • Any start-up with an innovative solution to disrupt the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy is highly welcomed to apply.

Opportunity Cost


Selected Circularity Challenge awardee(s) are eligible for the following awards and benefits:

  1. Acceptance into Greentown Launch, a 6-month accelerator program for start-ups at Greentown Labs
  2. Partnership and/or potential investment from BASF by the end of the program
  3. Access to select BASF testing capabilities, global technical facilities, and expertise
  4. Exclusive access to the Greentown Labs and BASF networks
  5. $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  6. Desk space at the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation
  7. Potential access to BASF-sponsored bench in Greentown’s wet lab
  8. Potential for joint ISO-standardized eco-efficiency analysis with BASF
  9. Opportunity to connect with multiple stakeholders across industries, including BASF customer and special program affiliate Stanley Black & Decker.

How to Apply

First Step: Start with creating an account.

Second Step: Enter your start-up information and explain your product/ innovation description.

Third Step: Submit your application .

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

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