CIRCULÉIRE’s Circular Venture Programme is the first of its kind in Ireland targeting circular ventures seeking to scale and is delivered in collaboration between Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and Tangent, Trinity’s Idea Workspace.
Our Circular Venture programme is a combination of non-equity funding and mentoring that supports circular entrepreneurs who are demonstrating or enabling circular models to impact Ireland’s consumer behaviour, the economy, and accelerate the national transition to a circular economy.
Through the programme, CIRCULÉIRE helps entrepreneurs to impact Ireland’s consumer behaviour, the economy, and accelerate the national transition to a net-zero carbon circular economy.
Arcology System is a revolutionary smart and data-driven interior construction system that offers modularity and adaptability, unlocking circular economy value in the way commercial fitouts are financed, procured, built and managed for REIT’s, developers and end-users.
“We applied to the CIRCULÉIRE 2023 New Venture Programme to leverage manufacturing assistance and tap into specialist expertise across various verticals required by our hardware and platform solutions. Additionally we aim to become investor ready wit the guidance and resources supported by the programme”.
The FACTORY is on a mission to reinvent the traditionally wasteful and plastic-reliant signage industry by utilising wood, cardboard and other more Earth-friendly materials. This vision will be enhanced by using green energy for production, and most importantly, a reimagining of the signage system, so reuse is at its core.
“We believe all businesses must operate in harmony with the environment, so, as in nature, the reuse of materials is vital. The CIRCULÉIRE 2023 New Venture Programme is a trail-blazing initiative that will facilitate The FACTORY to manufacture signage for a circular economy”
UsedFULLY creates science based solutions for unwanted clothing and textiles. Circulating textile resources, measuring impacts, reducing waste and emissions. Implementing new technologies and circular business models at scale, ensuring the full value of textile resources are maximised to minimise the impacts of what we clothe and protect ourselves with.
“UsedFULLY is excited to be accepted into the CIRCULÉIRE 2023 New Venture Programme. Growing a thriving business through the support and networks of this programme. Rapidly scaling our science based, circular textile solutions in Ireland, Europe and beyond.”
Jiminy retails “sustainably-made new” toys that have joined CIRCULÉIRE’s Venture Programme to a line of “proudly pre-loved” toys. In this pre-loved product line, the toys are checked, cleaned, warrantied, and packed in a stylish, branded, gift-able box.
“We’re conscious that re-use is an equally powerful way to make toys sustainable. We know from experiments that there’s a bigger shift in people’s mindsets and behaviour needed to normalise pre-loved toys. We applied to CIRCULÉIRE’s programme for some expert help getting that started” – Sharon Keilthy, Founder and CEO of Jiminy Eco Toys. Check here Sharon’s interview about her business with RTE News.
Refunk is a one-stop eCommerce platform that facilitates the buying, selling and commissioning of pre-loved and upcycled furniture through their marketplace.
KnowCarbon are a digital and traceability venture that focuses on providing transparent, actionable data to companies and consumers on carbon. KnowCarbon mission is to accelerate the move to a zerocarbon economy and reduce carbon emissions by 100M tonnes by 2030 (2x the carbon footprint of Ireland).
Harley & Marley have launched “Planet Loving Pets” a super-premium range of fish-based pet treats made from sustainable and nutritious ingredients in Ireland. The company’s range is made by Origin Green Gold Members Atlantis Seafood of Kilmore Quay, Wexford and the first range features four products. Their treats are made of locally caught fish, under Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)’s Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP), meaning it is all sustainably fished and traceable.
Niskus Bioetc is focused on the provision of innovative products and services to the agri-food and biotech sectors in fungal large-scale solid-state fermentation. The company works with customers to select the most suitable fungal strains for their process and growing media and to develop and scale-up new fungal derived high-value products such as proteins, enzymes, and intermediates.
Verifact are a cloud-based sustainability platform that enables supply chain information to be captured and stored securely. This data is then used to validate the supply chain claims including circular economy related claims. The story of the product can be brought to consumer level through the use of on-pack QR Codes.
Avoca Seafood Ltd. The venture is are improving salmon farming practices through industrial symbiosis.