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Social Innovators

Get to know SoTecIn Factory Social Innovators and their tech-driven solutions, based on higher R circular economy strategies and aiming to transform the industry into low-carbon in food, water & nutrients, textiles and plastics & packaging value chains.

These mission-driven, social innovation ventures (50 in total) are supported through project’s EUR 3.3M funding & support programmes (2 in total), each awarding 25 innovators with up to 15,000 EUR in Phase 1. From this group, 15 innovators will engage in a pre-market technological demonstration with up to 85,000 EUR additional funding in Phase 2.  Besides equity-free funding, the beneficiaries have  access to capacity building and business support through multiple resources and to the consortium’s in-depth expertise on circular business models, systemic change, social entrepreneurship, funding strategies and industrial value chains.

The selected solutions are tackling circular challenges (proposed by the applicant or targeting one of the industrial challenges previously selected by the project), based on at least one of the following project’s sustainable industry Missions as regional circular objectives:

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