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Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge 2023 | How To Apply

Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge application form 2023 | How to apply.

Below, are the details on Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge application form 2023, requirements, eligibility,  qualifications needed, application guidelines, application deadline, how to apply, closing date, and other opportunities links for South Africans is published here on Southafricaportal.com as well as on the official website/application portal.

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Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge Application Instructions 2023

The Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge 2023 for Innovators in South Africa (R175,000 prize) application details have been published here. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for this opportunity before the application deadline-closing date.

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Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge Application Details 2023

Applications are open for the Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge 2023. With the support of the UK South Africa -Tech Hub, an initiative of the UK Government, SOLVE@Waterfront, and OceanHub Africa is calling for innovative solutions to address plastic issues in South Africa.

This challenge is for you if you are based in South Africa, and have developed an innovative business/technological solution to problem plastics, such as:

  • Technologies/systems to increase the rate of plastic collection.
  • Technologies/behavior change to facilitate the separation of waste after use or at the source.
  • A solution to better manage low-value plastics (single-use plastics, multi-layered packaging) through reuse and recycling.
  • Digital technology to address plastic pollution (e.g. behaviour change, reduction of the use of plastics, collection/sorting, recycling, tracking system).
  • And any other innovation that could stop the leakage of plastic into the ocean.
  • A prototype of any of the above, which you are ready to test.
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Prizes

Finalists will

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  • Be awarded R175,000 to further develop your innovation and business
  • Be featured on the partners’ websites and their social media channels
  • Have a chance to pitch in front of investors and other stakeholders during the leading African event on ocean-impact innovation, Ocean Innovation Africa Summit
  • Automatically secure admission in OceanHub Africa’s 2023-2024 cohort, 1st Pan-African accelerator programme designed to support blue entrepreneurs

Runners-up will

  • Be awarded R25,000 to further develop your innovation and business
  • Be featured on the partners’ websites and their social media channels
  • Have a chance to pitch in front of investors and other stakeholders during the leading African event on ocean-impact innovation, Ocean Innovation Africa Summit
  • Automatically secure admission in OceanHub Africa’s 2023-2024 cohort, 1st Pan-African accelerator programme designed to support blue entrepreneurs

Eligibility

You are eligible if

  • Your startup is contributing to plastic circularity;
  • You are an incorporated for-profit and operate in South Africa;
  • You are a scalable service or product currently or soon to be available on the market;
  • Your product or service is clearly innovative and/or your business model is disruptive;
  • You are looking to grow your economic, social, and environmental impact.

Selection Criteria

  • Impact & vision
    • How much impact will your innovation have on the plastic value chain and its circularity?
    • How much is environmental and/or social impact embedded into South African context and/or part of your long-term goals?
    • Potential for employment, job creation and improving working conditions in plastic wastes management
  • Business model
    • Product-market fit and market potential
    • Innovation approach
    • Current traction and/or growth strategy
    • Scalability
  • Technology
    • IP owned
    • Business built on reliable technology(ies) including both software and hardware
    • Innovation
    • Adaptability and scalability
  • Team
    • Team size
    • Team background
    • Relevance of distribution of responsibilities, priorities
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Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge.

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