Start-ups: Join our challenge for a Circular Amsterdam 2017

Amsterdam is an urban mine for start-ups in the circular economy. There are plenty of opportunities to turn materials, emissions and data into valuable business. If you have a bright innovative idea or solution that meets the challenges of Amsterdam, do apply for this challenge before 1 September!

We select the best six ideas/solutions and invite them to pitch during the Amsterdam Circular Challenge Event on 27 September. The three winners are offered free working facilities, resources, support and coaching, digital data and access to the network of CleanCapital and Amsterdam: It’s all waiting there for you!

Challenge 1 – Biomass Feedstock
The port of Amsterdam is a hub for urban & inter regional waste streams. We are looking for innovative technologies and processes that turn biomass residues & waste into valuable feedstock. With a business model that can be economical in less than 5 years. Click on the video for more information about this challenge.

Challenge 2 – CO2 Feedstock
Amsterdam provides carbon dioxide, available from waste incineration & water treatment, at 99,9% purity. We’re interested in technologies that can harvest and convert this to be used for products & industrial processes, or upgrade its purity for potential users. Combinations with hydrogen gas or other fuels are welcome. Click on the video for more information about this challenge.

Challenge 3 – Digital Solutions
Industry & society become increasingly data-driven. We’re looking for startups that make use of data, connectivity and smart algorithms as a basis for circular economy products, -services & -infrastructure. By mining existing data from the city operators and big data sources or by implementing sensors, machine learning or artificial intelligence. Click on the video for more information about this challenge.

The winners of this challenge will gain priority access to materials, data sources, coaching & funding to winning teams. Clean Capital is providing flexible co-working space for 3 months, which allows 2 members of your team to align with experts, business representatives or authorities. You will receive mentorship from the Clean Capital network during that period. You will get free samples of feedstock materials or data-sources to validate your technology; and priority access afterwards to implement and scale your business in Amsterdam once proven. Mentors will assist in building regional partnerships and get you access to relevant investors & funding sources.


Gaelan Goodfellow's picture
Gaelan Goodfellow

Hi Micha, thank you for getting back to me. That is no problem at all. Kind Regards, Gaelan

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Micha Hes

Hi Gaelan, sorry for reaching out so late, but I needed to be away to the sun for a while to re-energize. So here I am, again. Indeed, we have excluded product solutions for the sheer fact, that the challenge is a collaboration between the port and two waste management companies (AEB- waste to energy and Waternet sewage treatment and water). Hence the more waste to feedstock oriented approach. Unfortunately I can not be of much assistance for we do not fund your type of product. Sorry. Best regards, Micha

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Gaelan Goodfellow

Hi Micha, Lotte Duursma pointed me in your direction. I have invented a product called BinStrap that keeps wheelie bin refuse contained, I notice that there is no option for physical products that help the environment in this project. Do you have any other projects running that may be suited to us?
Looking forward to hearing from you
Gaelan Goodfellow

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Nancy Zikken

@christianvanmaaren this might be interesting to look at!

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Eva Bandelj

Thanks @maaikeosieck I have passed it on!

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Maaike Osieck

@paulinemass @minouchecramer @evabandelj @irismuis
this might be interesting for your startups?!