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LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit

The LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit brought together leading entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and business executives to the Nike’s world headquarters in Portland, Oregon March 2-3. Constraints on our planet are driving demand for resource-efficient and closed-loop products, services, and corporate models to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. 

April 03, 2017

A LAUNCH Short Film: Tonga and Timor: Turning the Tide on Obesity and Undernutrition

The globalization of the world’s food supply is shifting the way that people eat. This shift is creating a global crisis in under and over nutrition Our film explores how these challenges are acutely felt in the Pacific and South East Asian nations of Tonga and Timor.

April 03, 2017

Enabling a Circular Economy through NASA Inspired Technology

At the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit on March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Lisa Dyson of Kiverdi talked with Dan Wilson of Dow Chemicals and former astronaut Cady Coleman about a revolutionary bioprocess, inspired by NASA and developed by Kiverdi. Using a process similar to brewing beer, Kiverdi utilizes microbes to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into proteins and oils.

April 03, 2017

LAUNCH CIRCULAR

We Need a Shift From Ownership to Usership

Entrepreneur Vigga Svensson of Vigga.us and Håkan Nordqvist, Director of Sustainability at IKEA, talk about why it's imperative to entice consumers to be part of a sustainable culture. Vigga is a kids’ wear brand and circular subscription service that reuses children’s clothing. It provides an innovative business model where consumers become an active part of the solution to problems of waste and overconsumption.

April 03, 2017

Open Platforms Are Major Enablers of a Circular Economy

May Al-Karooni of Globechain and Chris Librie of eBay talked with former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman at the LAUNCH Circular Innovation& Summit, March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Librie says platforms are a major enabler of a circular economy in that they virtualize services and allow people to trade openly and fairly across geographies.

April 03, 2017

Advances in Technology Should Be Indistinguishable from Nature

Jeff Betts of Ecovative talked about his company’s biomaterials products with Håkan Nordqvist, Director of Sustainability of IKEA, and former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman at the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit on March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Ecovative uses fungal mycelium to grow biodegradable replacements for polystyrene, architectural and packing materials, and insulation.

April 03, 2017

Enabling a Circular Economy through NASA Inspired Technology

At the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit on March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, Lisa Dyson of Kiverdi talked with Dan Wilson of Dow Chemicals and former astronaut Cady Coleman about a revolutionary bioprocess, inspired by NASA and developed by Kiverdi. Using a process similar to brewing beer, Kiverdi utilizes microbes to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into proteins and oils.

April 03, 2017

Using Sugars To Produce Building Block Chemicals More Responsibly

Anne Waddell of Bioamber spoke with David Constable of the American Chemistry Society and former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman at the LAUNCHCircular Innovation Summit on March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, about producing building-block chemicals more responsibly and economically. Bioamber makes renewable chemicals from sugars rather than fossil fuels to create plastics, food, textiles, and personal care items.

April 03, 2017

A Brand New Fiber for Consumers

At the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit held March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman had a conversation with Petri Alava of Infinited Fibre Company and Alex Castro Perez of IKEA's Global Sustainability Innovation about the future of a circular economy as well as sustainable processes in the textile industry.

April 03, 2017

We Need An Ecosystem of Thinkers and Solvers from Unlikely Places

Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman interviewed Molly Morse of Mango Materials and Cyrus Wadia, VP for Sustainable Business Innovation at Nike, at theLAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit on March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon. They consider what system level changes are needed to accelerate a circular economy. Morse also talks about how Mango Materials is transforming waste gas streams into affordable biodegradable materials that are functionally and economically competitive with petroleum-based products.

April 03, 2017

Inclusivity and Understanding the Local Context Is Crucial

Siddharth Hande of Kabadiwalla Connect and Amy Millington of eBay talked about the importance of inclusivity and understanding the local context especially in the developing world. Kabadiwalla Connect is a new business model for handling urban waste. The idea is to help people connect to and work with India’s existing system of kabadiwallas — small scrap-dealers who buy trash from consumers — to enable reuse of all recyclable waste that would otherwise end upin landfills. They talked with former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman at theLAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit, March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

April 03, 2017

Turning Waste Into Resources Together

At the LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit held March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman had a conversation with Rien Otto of Dutch Awearness and Lea Nordström of textile manufacturer Kvadrat about sustainable processes in the clothing industry. Dutch Awearness has created a fully circular supply and production chain in the reusable workwear and corporate wear market, turning waste into resources.

April 03, 2017

On Recycling Cotton and Other Textiles

Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman interviewed Mattias Jonsson of Re:Newcell and Claus Stig from Novozymes at the LAUNCH Circular InnovationSummit held March 2-3 at Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, about the future of circular innovation and a patented process for recycling cellulosic-based textiles developed by Re-Newcell in Sweden. The environmental impact of the textile industry can be drastically reduced by recycling cotton, viscose, and other fibers.

April 03, 2017

LAUNCH SMARTER CHEMISTRY

Snapdragon Chemistry

Matthew Bio of Snapdragon Chemistry describes flow reactor systems which use computer algorithms to auto-optimization chemical manufacturing processes.

April 04, 2017

Dow Cheminformatics

Dan Wilson describes a mechanistic database of acute toxicity data for use in predictive safety assessments and sustainable chemistry development.

April 04, 2017

ViridisChem

Neelam Vaidya talks about her software products that offer toxicity analysis of most chemicals, identify better alternatives, and pinpoint where process improvements can be made

April 04, 2017

Environmental Genome Project

Michael Overcash talks about mapping the global web of chemicals and materials - a database that links to analytics aimed at improving public health and product manufacturing.

April 04, 2017

Wiley Science Solutions

Dr. Richard Threlfall describes a computer-aided synthesis design (CASD) software that helps chemists design efficient syntheses of molecules.

April 03, 2017

LAUNCH FOOD

LAUNCH Food challenge kickoff

We are coming to you from New York City and the #FoodRevolution dinner hosted by the Jamie Oliver Foundation and Eat Foundation where the Honourable Julie Bishop, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Beth Dunford of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Food Security kicked off our LAUNCH Food challenge. 

April 03, 2017

Astronaut Cady Coleman - #LAUNCHFood

Astronaut Cady Coleman invites people to submit ideas for taking on malnutrition in the #LAUNCHFood challenge.

November 28, 2016

LAUNCH Food

Join LAUNCH and partners including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase access to affordable, delicious and nutritious food and revolutionize the relationship our communities have with food. Send us your innovative solutions at LAUNCH.org/food.

September 20, 2016