re_source

About the Program

Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV) is a Portuguese waste packaging management body, whose mission is to manage the “take-back and recovery” of packaging. SPV is partnering with Beta-i, the innovation consultancy company, to bring new insights, technologies and scalable innovations to the packaging waste sector.

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What’s in it for you

Financial support from SPV for pilot developing

Opportunity to scale your business by partnering with the pilot partners

Opportunity to co-develop pilot projects and test your solution
Validation of your product and access to business and sustainability learnings
Access to workshops and industry talks
Access to a network of innovators in the circular economy space
Access to a team of experienced facilitators managing the program
Brand visibility

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IF YOU ARE AN INNOVATOR OR STARTUP

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What we’re looking for

Glass

  • Collection of glass waste to the “take-back and recovery system”
  • Digitalization and traceability of the glass packaging
  • Tracking the glass packaging throughout the SPV value chain
  • Collecting equipment digitalization and/or gamification of the consumer sorting experience

Aluminium

  • Innovation on the digitalization and traceability of the aluminium throughout the entire SPV value chain (production, distribution, segregation, disposal) would allow tracing back and preserving the material within the system, closing the loop of this material (circular economy).
  • Collecting equipment digitalization and/or gamification of the consumer sorting experience.

Transversal

  • Smart (e-)packaging (RFID), smart (e-)recyclables bags, once it can increase segregation rates at home, by simplifying the segregation process
  • Transportation and disposal of the recyclables to the drop off spots (similar to “last-mile delivery” developments for e-commerce)
  • Nudging techniques to positively influence individuals to comply with packaging waste segregation requirements;
  • Gamification and new business models, to capture awareness and positive motivation to achieve a higher level of compliance regarding packaging waste segregation and disposal
  • Transparency once it allows for consumers to be more capable to see, understand and feel that the recycling process is consequent and real

Beverage Cartons and Coated papers

  • New sustainable recycling solution.
  • New applications of recycled material.

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How it works

Applications

7 June – 27 July 2022

The program accepts applications from worldwide innovators that answer the program’s challenges. All finalized applications will be carefully evaluated, and the selected startups or innovators will participate on the Innovation Day!
Online Pitch

12 September 2022

Program partners and innovators will meet in this 1-day online event, which will also include a selection moment.
Bootcamp

28 September 2022

Selected innovators and program partners will conduct work meetings to discuss pilots projects.
Demo Day

16 February 2023

On the Demo Day, the innovators together with the program partners will show the results (and next steps) of their collaboration.This event will be open to the ecosystem.

Alumni

Startups who have joined re_source