Circular Factory 2023: BlueFactory and Tekkoo open application round for 2nd edition

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Circular Factory is the start-to-scale-up program by BlueCity and Tekkoo. The program supports circular start ups with scaling up into their first line of production. After a successful edition in 2022, the application round has now been reopened. With a clear goal: build 20 circular factories in 2030. Start ups that are interested have until June 20 to apply.

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Start ups that wish to participate have to meet several requirements: their product has to be made up of either a waste stream or a biological raw material, they have to write a feasible business plan and be in possession of starting capital, they have completed a successful pilot on a laboratory scale, and they have to have demonstrable market interest so that their product is commercially scalable.


The initiative for Circular Factory comes from BlueCity and Tekkoo. BlueCity is a hub for circular business in Rotterdam, striving to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by stimulating innovative entrepreneurship. Tekkoo is an innovation booster aiming to transform societal challenges into business opportunities. The municipality of Rotterdam, Renewi, Invest-NL, ISPT, and Stichting Ondernemersbelangen Rotterdam (a foundation protecting the interests of entrepreneurs in Rotterdam) are affiliated with the program as partners and actively contribute to the content of the program.

Click here for further details and the application possibilities, click here.

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