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29 January 2020

Apply for the Raw Materials and Circular Societies Prize!

Are you implementing new business models fostering repairing, reuse and sharing? Then, the Raw Materials anc Circular Societies Prize might be of interest to you. This call is specifically focused on ideas supporting the efficient implementation of the Circular Economy in Europe focused on the topics of repair, reuse, sharing economy/sharing platforms, and circular products. The deadline to submit the applications is next 31 May.

The contest is open to any legal entity (including natural persons) or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020. The criteria to score the applications will be their circularity impact – innovations should clearly demonstrate a connection to material circularity as well as how they contribute to increasing the share of secondary materials and reduce the use of virgin materials -; technical excellence, IP status – the innovation should be relevant to the topics -; market needs and replicability – large market size and customers willingness to buy are positively evaluated and the innovation should also be clearly able to be replicated in different European regions -; quality of the team, and quality of the development roadmap.

First screening phase will be performed by an expert panel composed by EIT RawMaterials, ICLEI, RREUSE and VEOLIA (POP Up Programme) to assess the alignment of the application with the underlying objectives of the Prize. The best 5 applications will be invited to pitch their ideas in a ceremony to be held in October 2020.

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