LAUNCH: Design and Manufacturing

Imagine a world where every product was a service. A future of zero ownership. A future where all products were designed to last, to be reused, repaired and recycled keeping products and materials in the loop. It sounds amazing, right? This year LAUNCH invites up to 10 innovators to join a design revolution to help make Circular Economy a reality.

LAUNCH is searching for innovators with potential to make history through new ways of design and manufacturing for a circular economy. LAUNCH specifically seeks innovations that provide solutions to the following challenge:

HOW CAN WE - THROUGH NEW WAYS OF DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING - SHAPE A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING

We are looking for:

  • Products that are designed to be reused and designed to last
  • Products that are built, recycled and disposed of with no negative impact for nature
  • Products manufactured locally using the natural and recycled resources available right around us
  • We want to use digital capabilities to help us responsibly manage our limited global resources

In 2017 we will select up to 10 innovative solutions and invite these innovators into the LAUNCH community. Here, we will help them scale through collaboration with a world-class group of industry pioneers, government organizations, investors, innovation experts and technical capacities.

If you are working on an innovation with the potential to accelerate the shift to a circular and inclusive society, submit your application before September 1st!

Read more about the challenge in this PDF and read our FAQ here.

Hear Vigga Svensson talk about how the LAUNCH program helped her accelerate her business: