Start-up Portfolio 2022

After an initial successful pilot in 2021, the EIT Climate-KIC supported Circular Cities ClimAccelerator is more promising than ever.

Twenty-eight of the most innovative start-ups operating in the circular economy have just entered the 2022 incubation programme. With solutions covering key areas, such as mobility, construction and the built environment, textile, food, logistics, among others, the start-ups will develop their business ideas to accelerate the net-zero transition in cities.

Stage 2

Fhlud

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS

Hortee by Fhlud is an online marketplace and marketplace-as-a-service solution that enables farmers and consumers to trade with each other, within local food hubs globally connected.

fhlud.com

Loop Farms

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS

Loop Farms synthesizes growing technology to construct circular food production systems. By incorporating solar and rainwater capture, Loop Farms’ closed-loop systems are designed to use non-traditional urban spaces, bringing farm-to-fork into our communities with naturally-grown and carbon-neutral produces and protein.

loopfarms.org

Frieco

RECYCLING & REUSING

Frieco is an innovative startup operating in the field of carbon neutrality, specialized in sustainable waste management from a circular economy perspective, implementing solutions using technological innovation to obtain sustainable practices capable of facilitating and accompanying society towards the reduction of CO2 emissions.

frieco.it

Reusable Technologies

RECYCLING & REUSING

Reusable Technologies are developing advanced solutions to reuse of e-waste in new products, mainly focused on recycling Li-ion batteries.

reusable-technologies.com

ReFunk Upcycling

RECYCLING & REUSING

ReFunk is a one-stop reCommerce platform that facilitates the buying, selling and upcycling of second-hand furniture through our marketplace and upcycling commissions through the jobs portal to fuel the circular economy in the furniture sector. Our goal is to emulate the success of circular clothing companies Depop and Vinted in the largely untapped circular furniture sector.

refunkupcycling.com

Munasafn RVK Tool Library

RECYCLING & REUSING

Started in 2018 as a tool library, Munasafn RVK Tool Library is now a self checkout library of things, named Hringrásarsafn (Circular Library) and a hardware/software and repair company.

reykjaviktoollibrary.org

2GoCup LTD

ENERGY & WASTE MANAGEMENT

2GoCup is an environmental initiative designed to prevent the production, consumption & landfill created by single-use cups while offering the same convenience and affordability to independent businesses right up to large organisations.

www.2gocup.ie

TransCircular

SUPPLY CHAIN

TransCircular operates by creating the Circle of Trust with NFTs, enabling everybody to be involved in the circular shift.

transcircular.com

Tocco

SUPPLY CHAIN

Tocco is building “Stripe for zero-carbon sourcing”, the next-generation sustainable sourcing and procurement operating system (OS) for the millions of European SMEs.

tocco.earth

SiWeGo

MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

SiWeGO is a platform (Android, iOS, Web) allowing both private users and professional drivers to deliver goods on behalf of third parties, sharing their own vehicle and itinerary, in order to prevent empty runs and to save environmental costs.

siwego.com

MUV

MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

MUV turns safe and sustainable mobility into a Sport. It encourages responsible and healthy habits, measures progress by certifying CO2 reduction and, thanks to the data collected, lets companies and institutions co-create mobility plans.

muvgame.com

The ZeroNet

MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

The ZeroNet is the world’s first cloud based SaaS platform designed around the logistical requirements of the Circular Economy. Our core proposition is to transform the way that products and materials are recovered – typically from the home – to drive a revolution in high value zero-waste recovery options especially reuse.

thezeronet.com

Arcology System LTD

CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS

Arcology System is a smart, data-driven, modular, adaptable interior construction system that unlocks circular economy value within commercial interior spaces for REIT’s, Developers and End-users quickly, more cost effectively with zero waste.

arcologysystem.com

4D Mater PC

CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS

In 4D-Mater, we develop the most amazing smart & multifunctional materials with sensing, morphing or plantable capabilities. We have a mission to develop materials that interact with the environment and show novel functions.

With unique know-how in materials science & engineering, we use non-conventional and advanced rapid manufacturing techniques for the realization of materials with various functions.

4d-mater.com

2050 materials

CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS

2050 Materials is a platform for architects to design circular and low-carbon buildings, and then source building materials accordingly.

2050-materials.com

Stage 1

Bay Leaf

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS

Located on the Maas in BlueCity010, Bay Leaf Vegan Foods produces the tastiest and 100% plant-based meat substitutes for the B2B market.

bay-leaf.nl

Niskus Biotec

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS

Niskus has created “Protein on Demand” platform through a modular scalable manufacture of a novel myco-enhanced functional protein (MycoGain) utilizing Agrifood side streams (Brewery Spent Grains) to supply to food partner companies. MycoGain is an Eco sustainable alternative to imported soya protein and other high-cost alternative protein sources.

niskusbiotec.com

GreenBytes

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS

GreenBytes is a restaurant management tool for optimized ordering. The software calculates how much of each raw ingredient a restaurant should be ordering by using menu’s breakdown and AI to predict future sales.

greenbytes.is

Circle Back

RECYCLING & REUSING

Circleback is building a European deposit return system for FMCG packaging that gives brands ownership of their own packaging after it has been disposed by consumers.

circleback.works

Cooper's Refillery

RECYCLING & REUSING

Cooper’s Refillery designs refill stations for liquid soaps and detergents. Our refill stations are sold to supermarkets and make it easy for customers to reuse plastic instead of throwing it away.

coopersrefillery.com

TrödelSpende

RECYCLING & REUSING

TrödelSpende is your online second hand marketplace for the good cause, which helps NGOs to raise funds by matching people who want to give or buy second-hand items in their surroundings.

troedelspende.de

Danu Robotics

RECYCLING & REUSING

Danu Robotics is a team of committed scientists and engineers working together to develop advanced and sustainable technological solutions for the benefit of the environment. Currently, we are developing a revolutionary robotic sorting system to significantly increase recycling efficiency and address the current global waste challenges.

danurobotics.com

Kindby

RECYCLING & REUSING

With kindby you can rent sustainably produced baby clothes. The best in quality for your baby and the most sustainable for our environment.

kindby.com

Hub Controls

ENERGY & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Hub Controls‘ automated energy reduction technology saves 36.63% on residential energy use for space heating and cooling.

thehubcontroller.com

Dycle

ENERGY & WASTE MANAGEMENT

DYCLE is short for Diaper Cycle and is a zero waste diapering solution that creates Terra Preta soil substrate instead of waste. A 100% compostable diaper inlay allows to recollect and bring back valuable nutrients into nature.

dycle.org

Horizon

ENERGY & WASTE MANAGEMENT

Horizon is a free app designed to engage communities in reducing waste. Our free app lets anyone scan a barcode to get accurate, local recycling, reuse or composting instructions for any product. Our mission is to work with local authorities, brands and retailers to reduce the impact of packaging.

horizonapp.uk

EvTech4U

MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

EVtech4U is a consultancy focused on sustainable mobility, advising and implementing EV charging solutions in multi-parking buildings and public spaces across Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Austria.
Its competitive advantage is based on our bespoke and comprehensive solutions prioritising long term financial, regulatory and sustainability goals.

evtech4u.shop

Batconnect

MOBILITY & LOGISTICS

Batconnect has developed a complete set of algorithms, trackers and lithium batteries for small electric vehicles in order to increase the performances, availability and lifetime of equipment. These batteries have been made to be easy to use in second life applications such as stationary storage of renewable energies and chargers for electric vehicles.

batconnect.fr

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