We support more than 25 Swiss Startups to prototype and develop innovative solutions

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The Circular Economy Incubator

The Circular Economy (CE) Incubator enables individuals and startups to prototype and develop innovative solutions contributing to accelerate the transition towards Circular Economy in Switzerland. During the program, the selected entrepreneurs work on implementing their solutions and validating their business models, with the support from high-level mentors, experts and our network of impact investors.

The CE Incubator is part of a pioneer initiative that currently takes place in 4 Swiss cities – Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

What is it exactly about?

  • 3 Months Program

  • Accelerating circular ideas and proof of concepts through a combination of different support elements.

  • 25+ Entrepreneurs / Startups swiss-wide

  • Implementing circular projects with the support of mentors and experts out of the Swiss innovation ecosystem. 


Program Design

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Main pillars of support

Community & space   Connect with corporates, public institutions, entrepreneurs, creatives and techies, while working from an inspiring space (aka Impact Hub) at the heart of your city.

Community & space

Connect with corporates, public institutions, entrepreneurs, creatives and techies, while working from an inspiring space (aka Impact Hub) at the heart of your city.

Startup support   Have 1:1 mentoring sessions and join workshops delivered by experienced experts in business & circular economy related topics to help you fine-tune your solution and business model.

Startup support

Have 1:1 mentoring sessions and join workshops delivered by experienced experts in business & circular economy related topics to help you fine-tune your solution and business model.

Events & pitching   Make meaningful connections with potential partners & investors and practice pitching as much as you can at national and local events as well as some community building activities.

Events & pitching

Make meaningful connections with potential partners & investors and practice pitching as much as you can at national and local events as well as some community building activities.

Swiss-wide visibility   Benefit from local and Swiss-wide exposure throughout the program, through events, pitching days as well as mentions on the press, newsletters and social media.

Swiss-wide visibility

Benefit from local and Swiss-wide exposure throughout the program, through events, pitching days as well as mentions on the press, newsletters and social media.



The value of the support provided for free to every selected team is estimated at CHF 15.000. Furthermore, the CE Incubator has a zero equity and fees policy. This means the startups will not be charged anything and the idea they grow stays entirely theirs



Jury Members

Selected Startups

Mentors & Experts