Innovation Challenge for Circular Economy | Startup Challenge

Create a better future for the next generations through the Circular Economy!

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This challenge is open to startups across the world

Create a better future for the next generations through the Circular Economy!

Following Hitachi’s mission of social innovation, the Water & Environment Business Unit (WEBU) and Corporate Venturing Office within Hitachi have come together to launch the Innovation Challenge for Circular Economy to ensure that the planet we pass on to the next generation will be a better place than the one we found!
 
If your company has a business solution to help tackle one or several of the problems below, we would like to hear from you! No matter where you are from, join this contest for the chance to develop a business partnership with Hitachi, a global group from Japan!

Themes to Tackle

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Ensuring the sustainability of water resources

 

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Creating a zero waste society

 

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Reducing food waste in Southeast Asia

 

Timeline

  • Application

    Nov 12 2020 - Jan 8 2021

    Register and submit your unique ideas on the platform

  • Mentoring

    Jan 25 - Feb 19 2021

    Exclusive mentoring for semi-finalists by Hitachi experts

  • Final Event

    End of March 2021

    Pitch to the Hitachi jury panel and announcement of winners

Opportunities

The following opportunities await the startups which make it to the Final:

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Pitch to Hitachi top executives during the Final Event: Water & Environment Business Unit CEO and CTO

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Possibility for collaboration with Hitachi incubation representatives

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Connection to the Water & Environment Business Unit + Corporate Venturing Office within Hitachi

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Possibility to discuss of Proof of Concept

FINAL PITCH EVENT

End of March 2021 - Online or Offline
 
The Final event will be held on end of March 2021. Depending on the evolution of Covid-19, it will be live in Tokyo or online. Stay tuned for more information!