CIRCULÉIRE’s New Venture Innovation & Mentoring Programme is now open and looking for applicants for 2023.
Apply by 5pm 9th June 2023 – Funding targets late-stage circular economy ventures and provides €5K in equity-free grant among other benefits.
Now in its 4th edition, CIRCULÉIRE’s Circular New Venture Innovation & Mentoring Programme is the first of its’ kind in Ireland targeting late-stage circular ventures seeking to scale. CIRCULÉIRE’s is looking for start-ups and businesses that are revenue-generating and scaling circular solutions. The ventures must be enabling or demonstrating circular economy business models and have a high technology readiness level between 6 and 8.
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.
The short application process includes reviewing the “2023 Call for Late-Stage Circular Ventures” call for applicants document and filling a short (maximum 6 page) form with general information, venture description, and references, for example. Applicants must submit their completed application by 5pm on Friday, 9th June via email@example.com.
Unsure if this is for you ? Register here for our Information Webinar on Thursday 18th May at 11am
Important Call Dates to Note:
|Date||Description of Activity|
|20/04/23||2023 Call for CIRCULÉIRE New Venture Applicants Open|
|18/05/2023 11am||Information Webinar via zoom link|
|09/06/2023||5pm (GMT) Applications Close|
|w/c 12/06/2023||Evaluations & Pitches for Short Listed Applicants (Online)|
|w/c 19/06/2023||Awardees Notified|
|w/c 26/06/2023||Acceptance & Contract Signed|
|Early July 2023||Programme Commences|
Contact : Lucy.Campbell@imr.ie or GOSSB@tcd.ie
CIRCULÉIRE is Ireland’s first cross-sectoral industry-led innovation network dedicated to accelerating the net-zero carbon circular economy.
Past Alumni of the Circular Accelerator include Ashleigh Environmental; ReFunk, Avoca Seafood; DACS; IANAV; The ZeroNet; Harley & Marley; IFF Plastics; Niskus Biotec; Sensi and Verifact (https://circuleire.ie/circuleires-venture-innovation-mentoring-programme-2022-cohort-kicks-off/
|Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is the secretariat of CIRCULÉIRE – The National Platform for Circular Manufacturing which is funded by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. In November 2022, DECC announced €1.5m continuation funding for CIRCULÉIRE in 2023.|
Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.