At LAUNCH we believe the shift to a circular economy requires new levels of innovation, collaboration and action. Constraints on the planet are driving demand for products designed for disassembly and reuse, efficient take back processes, and business models to keep materials in play longer. 

On March 2 and 3, LAUNCH partners — including NIKE, Inc., IKEA Group, Novozymes, Kvadrat and several Nordic government institutions, with support from the eBay Foundation — will host a Summit to identify opportunities for innovation and build plans for collaboration and action. 

The LAUNCH Circular Innovation Summit in Portland will bring together industry pioneers, leading researchers, and investors who can help identify and deliver innovation for a circular economy. 15 LAUNCH innovators will be participating. View the Circular Economy Innovators


Established in 2009, LAUNCH is a network-centred innovation platform founded on the belief that the problems of today are too big to be solved by any one organization alone. Our unique approach is to convene and curate networks of individuals and organizations to forge pathways for change together.  

LAUNCH was founded by NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State and NIKE, Inc., who joined together to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges.