Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge at Tech Hub

SOLVE@Waterfront and OceanHub Africa are looking for innovative solutions to South Africa’s plastic issues with the help of the UK South Africa -Tech Hub, a UK Government project.

Criteria for participation in the Tech Hub Plastics Innovation & Circularity Challenge
Your company is promoting plastic circularity.
You are a for-profit corporation based in South Africa?
You are a marketable service or product that is currently or will soon be available.
Your product or service is undeniably original, and/or your business model is unquestionably disruptive.
You want to increase your economic, social, and environmental impact.
Requirements

…If you live in South Africa and have created an innovative business/technological solution to a plastics problem, such as:

Technologies/systems to accelerate the gathering of plastic
Changes in technology/behavior to assist waste separation after consumption or at the source
A reuse and recycling system for better managing low-value plastics (single-use plastics, multi-layered packaging).
Digital technology to solve plastic pollution (e.g., behavior change, plastic reduction, collection/sorting, recycling, tracking system) and any other invention that could prevent plastic leakage into the ocean.
A working prototype of any of the aforementioned, ready for testing.
Benefits

As the winner of the plastic innovation and circularity challenge, you will get R175 000 to help you further develop your idea and business.
Be featured on the websites and social media channels of your partners.
Have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors and other stakeholders at Ocean Innovation Africa Summit, Africa’s leading event on ocean-impact innovation. Automatically secure admission to OceanHub Africa’s 2023-2024 cohort, the first Pan-African accelerator program designed to support blue entrepreneurs.
Prototyping and testing facilities are available at the V&A Waterfront (if suitable).

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You will receive the following as the runner-up in the plastics innovation and circularity challenge:
Receive R25 000 to help you build your idea and business.

Be featured on the websites and social media channels of your partners.
Have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors and other stakeholders at Ocean Innovation Africa Summit, Africa’s leading event on ocean-impact innovation. Automatically secure admission to OceanHub Africa’s 2023-2024 cohort, the first Pan-African accelerator program designed to support blue entrepreneurs.
Prototyping and testing facilities are available at the V&A Waterfront (if suitable).

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