Call4Circular | Circular products and materials

Open call
Expires on 22 December 2022
Milan, IT
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Circular Economy, Innovation Center, Open Innovation, Innovation, startup

The circular economy aims to put waste back into circulation, for the benefit of society and the environment, through models of reuse, maintenance, repair, reconstruction and recycling.

Locandina della Iren Startup Award Call4Circular di CE Lab Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center e Gruppo Iren Locandina della Iren Startup Award Call4Circular di CE Lab Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center e Gruppo Iren

Italy ranks among the first for the recycling of standard material flows (paper, plastic, glass, etc.) while expectations are very high as regards the development of "new" supply chains (such as rare earths, WEEE, precious metals), as well as the valorisation of wastewater and sewage sludge and digitization, the efficiency of energy storage systems.

To be an active part of the change, the Iren Group is launching the 2022 edition of the Iren Startup Award “Call4Circular | Circular products and materials”, a circular open innovation project created in collaboration with the Circular Economy Lab – an initiative by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Cariplo Factory.

In addition to the development of a POC with Iren, the initiative offers award from partners and Iren awards for winners.

Target

ENVIRONMENT

  • Technologies for the recovery of precious metals, electronic cards, rare earths.
  • Asbestos separation and recycling technologies, fly ashes and plastics

ENERGY

  • Utility scale and residential energy storage technologies

WATER

  • Technologies for optimizing sludge management: stabilization, disposal, reuse and recovery
  • Technologies for monitoring and predictive maintenance, identification of parasitic waters

HYDROGEN

  • Hydrogen production, storage and transportation technologies

Timeline

NOVEMBER 21st - DECEMBER 22nd 2022
11/21 - 12/22

Candidate collection

JANUARY 9th - MARCH 3rd 2023
01/9 - 03/3

Assessment and definition of startup-company collaboration use cases

MARCH 2023
03 2023

Selection Day and startup-company POC development launch