LAUNCH Nordic unites global industry leaders and regional innovators to identify and scale sustainable innovations in materials.

The 2014 LAUNCH Nordic Innovation Challenge called for innovations that have the potential to transform the system of textiles, fabrics and fibers to one that has a minimal environmental impact and/or drives social equality. The final date to submit an innovation was June 1st, 2014.

We received many applications from around the globe, and all submissions are now being reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. The top innovators will be selected to participate in the LAUNCH Nordic Forum during the 2nd week of September, where they will present their ideas to industry stakeholders, materials experts, business and governmental leaders and investors. All of the selected innovators will then take part in the LAUNCH Nordic Accelerator to receive support and guidance on how best to bring their innovations to scale.

More information about innovator submissions, the LAUNCH Nordic Forum, and other upcoming events will be updated on this site. In the mean time, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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* LAUNCH Nordic is a global innovation platform by: IKEA, Novozymes, Kvadrat, 3GF, Danish Ministry of the Environment & The Fund for Green Business Development. LAUNCH Nordic was created in collaboration with LAUNCH, a strategic partnership between NASA, NIKE, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) & The U.S. Department of State.