The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse is calling for applications for the Plastics Data Challenge — a global innovation challenge that will source, support, and scale innovative technologies that address the leakage of plastic waste into the environment.
Through this challenge, academic institutions, startups, entrepreneurs, companies, and data scientists worldwide are invited to submit their innovative solutions that address the lack of data across Asia’s plastics value chains and be a pioneer in the region’s emerging WasteTech sector.
Up to 10 semi-finalists will be invited to a one-week innovation summit in Singapore and receive mentorship through a six-week pilot-readiness programme.
From this cohort, 3 finalists will be selected to receive a cash prize of up to US$10,000 in addition to the opportunity of implementing a pilot in South and Southeast Asia with the support of The Incubation Network and its partners.
Semifinalists will be selected by and receive support from the program’s Advisory Council which includes representatives from: The World Bank, SAP, Unilever, Microsoft, Accenture, GEO Blue Planet Initiative, McKinsey.org, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Ocean Conservancy, among others.
Applications close on 13 March 2020.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Plastics Data Challenge or would like to request a media kit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Incubation Network
The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse is building a thriving circular economy by developing, promoting and incubating innovative technologies, business models and entrepreneurs that prevent ocean plastic pollution in South and Southeast Asia. The initiative will create a connected network of innovators, investors, civil society organisations, and government leaders across South and Southeast Asia. Collectively, they will design and deliver programs that drive investment, innovation, and partnerships for inclusive and gender-responsive waste management and circular economy solutions.