This edition will start during the Week of the Circular Economy, on 11 February 2022
The BlueCity Circular Challenge offers you the opportunity to join the circular economy. We challenge you to develop a circular business case and a tangible proof of concept within six weeks. During these six weeks you will be guided by circular frontrunners, designers and financial experts. You will work in a small, multidisciplinary team of high potentials and get the opportunity to transform a waste stream into a circular product for one of our participating companies. The most promising teams are guided towards a setting up a real startup.
From medicine residue to microplastics: the list of substances that we don't want in our water but do find in there is long. Therefore, this edition of the Circular Challenge is all about water - or more specifically - the things we find in water that don't belong there. Water purification systems offer a solution, but purification is becoming more challenging every year. At the same time climate change and dry summers contribute to water scarcity. How can we use the waste that we remove from water in a circular way on the one hand, and ideally combat water scarcity on the other?
The BlueCity Circular Challenge offers you a great experience and a serious network in the circular economy. Furthermore, you’ll be given the opportunity to develop your circular business case in a real life startup. In addition you’ll be able to make a name for yourself. In the past, the products designed during the BlueCity Circular Challenge have been presented at the Dutch Design Week, the International Water Week and the salon del Mobile in Milan. Lastly, a way to socialize with like minded people – Corona proof style!
Everyone is welcome to participate, your educational background or age does not matter!
This edition will run in February and March 2022
The challenge will take approximately 16 hours of your time on a weekly basis.
You enroll individually and when you’re selected we will discuss which of the teams suits you best.
BlueCity and its partners are committed to the health and safety of all participants, organizers and other stakeholders. Any developments around the Coronavirus and the guidelines are closely monitored and adequate measures (adjustments or cancellation) will be taken if the circumstances so require.