LAUNCH is a brain feast for me — an opportunity to talk about what if, and why not, and let’s do it. New ideas bubble up and collaborations are born.
Beth Beck, NASA
The unique thing about LAUNCH is the collaboration between private and public institutions – we provide the regulatory framework and private companies must deliver the innovative new products that will excite customers.
Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
What is special about LAUNCH is the strong partnership of both government, academia, and industry. Public-private partnerships are exactly what we need to help sustainable innovations go to scale.
Claus Stig Pedersen, Senior Director of Sustainability, Novozymes
We believe that the innovations required to create the future won’t come from a single source. Not from science. Not from technology. Not from governments. Not from business. But from all of us.
Hannah Jones, CSO & VP of the Innovation Accelerator, NIKE Inc.
Let’s not be complacent. There are huge opportunities if we collaborate. But it requires everybody to laser focus– and LAUNCH can really contribute to that.
Steve Howard, Co-Chair, World Economic Forum; former CSO, IKEA
Through eBay, we make it as easy as possible for consumers to sell and participate in the power of the Circular Economy. We are excited to join this extraordinary network of LAUNCH Circular that nurtures innovation and drives towards systems change.
Chris Librie, Senior Director of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
Circular Economy is on everybody’s lips these years. But action rather than talk and reports will drive the transition. That’s why I love working with pioneering partners and innovators through LAUNCH.
Anders Byriel, CEO, Kvadrat; Co-Chair, Circular Economy Advisory Board
I’m happy to see the large global interest in the LAUNCH program and look forward to working with new partners.
Håkan Nordkvist, Head of Sustainability Innovation | IKEA Group
At the LAUNCH Forum we not only got in contact with some of the most important actors in the market, we got a chance to develop our business plan in cooperation with both our future customers as well as our future suppliers. This was a true accelerator!
Henrik Norlin, Re:Newcell: LAUNCH Textiles Innovator
We are here to disrupt. Things will continue to change. It’s up to us to make sure they change for the better.