Launch of Incubator program for 26 Swiss startups in the Circular Economy
The Swiss-wide initiative Circular Economy Transition has launched its Incubator program in the cities of Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich. During the next 3 months, the selected 26 Swiss startups will benefit from one-to-one mentoring sessions with experienced coaches, workshops, networking sessions, and access to the Swiss circular startup ecosystem and a pool of experts within the field of Circular Economy.
Although the participating startups are working in different industry sectors, their solutions are all based on circular activities like resell and reuse, repair, and recycle. For example, sharing platforms such as sharealook, Bibou'tic, and la manivelle are fostering the reuse of clothes and tools. Startups like La Corde A Linge, Kompotoi and Terrabiom close biological loops and bring back nutritions to the environment, whereas RePlastic are transforming what used to be waste into valuable products. More information about the selected startups can be found here.
“The 26 participating projects are on different stages in their business development process, each one with individual needs – from business model validation, implementation of a solution, to marketing and more visibility. By granting the participants access to the expertise and entrepreneurial community of the Swiss Impact Hubs, we are able to offer tailor-made support to each project”, says Jose Silva, Incubator program lead at Circular Economy Transition.
Apart from the Incubator program, Circular Economy Transition organizes monthly community events on the topic of Circular Economy and operates the Business Lab, a platform for corporates and SMEs that supports them in identifying circular business potential, optimizing their value chains and prototyping new solutions and products.