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The Center for the Circular Economy’s Circular Innovation Accelerator brings together industry experts, academic researchers, and entrepreneurs who are solving for today’s most pressing challenges in design and reuse. Through mentorship, curated events and network-building we foster partnerships across the supply chain in order to activate circular economy solutions.

NextGen Circular Business Accelerator

The NextGen Circular Business Accelerator offers winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge access to a network of experts, business and technical resources, and testing opportunities to ensure that their innovations can successfully scale to serve the needs of the industry.

This cohort is comprised of early- and growth-stage companies who are innovating food packaging solutions in response to the NextGen Cup Challenge, launched this year by an industry consortium led by Starbucks and McDonald’s and managed by the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners. Each year, an estimated 250 billion paper cups are distributed worldwide. The consortium will develop recyclable and compostable cup solutions as the first step in the development of a global end-to-end solution that will allow cups around the world to be diverted from landfills and composted or given a second life.

Investment

The Circular Innovation Accelerator incubates companies that become investment opportunities for Closed Loop Partners’ investment funds as well CLP’s investment partners across private equity, venture capital, family offices and foundations.

THE CENTER FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS AN INITIATIVE OF CLOSED LOOP PARTNERS

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