According to the Worldwatch Institute, an estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012, and confirming an upward trend over the past years. By 2050, we’ll have produced 26 billion tons of plastic waste says a 2017 report on sciencemag.org.
EPIC is an innovation challenge aimed at identifying solutions to eliminate plastic waste in Nigeria by sourcing sustainable solutions with the purpose of identifying, developing and scaling potential circular innovations from entrepreneurs, wherever they may be.
Applications open (November 20 - December 4, 2018)
Ten (10) ideas/solutions will be shortlisted and invited to the Scale Up Bootcamp
Three (3) ideas/solutions will be selected for an 8 weeks pilot.
Development, submission and pitching of business case for expansion. $10k funding support per team to prototype with the potential for a commercial contract upon success with potential commercial opportunity in excess of $10m
For any questions or enquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org