Are you a member of the civil society (individual or an organisation) operating in key industrial value chains of food, water & nutrients, textiles and plastics & packaging? Do you think you have a tech-driven solution to achieve social impact and systemic change across industry that you are craving for?

EU-funded project SoTecIn Factory launched its first round of Open Calls for Social Innovators for its 3.3M EUR programme supporting mission-driven social innovation ventures in leading industry towards low-carbon and circular economy transition through sustainable solutions utilising higher R circular strategies.

The Open Call 1 will award 25 European social innovators with up to 15,000 EUR for their ideas as solutions to circular challenges in the context of the specific project Mission (either a concrete problem proposed by the applicant or selected from one of the circular challenges coming directly from industry). From this group, 15 innovators will engage in a pre-market technological demonstration with additional funding support of up to 85,000 EUR. Besides equity-free funding, the beneficiaries will receive additional support in training, mentoring, and peer-to-peer engagement and pilot development, as detailed down below.

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