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Circular Innovation City Challenge

We are looking for innovations to shape circular cities and urban sustainable living.

New York City, Toronto, Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Copenhagen have teamed up looking for innovative solutions from around the world. Solutions to create a city where businesses and people work together to make the most of our resources.  The challenge is a global call to action for innovators and entrepreneurs, businesses, and organisations. We invite and encourage all types of innovators globally to apply and to help us find the answers to create better and more circular cities.

Read more in the challenge statement (link at bottom of page), and submit your innovation no later than April 23rd 2021.

Potential project with partner cities
Circular Economy
Launch and opening for submissions

Download the full challenge statement, inform yourself on the innovation areas and requirements, and submit your challenge.

Closing for submissions

End of submission

Announcement of winners

Winner announcement

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Circular Innovation


Submitted by Repairland on February 24, 2021

Hello, I don't understand how to submit my idea, and also what the exact benefits or process is following submission! Please let me know more details, as I think my start up is a great innovation for these cities! Thank you so much!!

Submitted by Rebekka Edemann on February 25, 2021

In reply to by pierre Daigneault

Hi Pierre,

You should now be able to click on the 'submit idea' button on the challenge front page (just above the timeline).

Due to a mistake on the site, it has not been visible before today. Sorry for the incovenience.

Ideas for this challenge (2)
Around revolutionizes single-use packaging on take away and delivery service, through the distribution of smart reusable food containers. The Around mission it to inspire and encourage a circular lifestyle to save our planet from waste.

Click here to submit your idea. Best of luck!