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Seeking sustainable, affordable, modular and scalable solutions to eliminate plastic waste.

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Applications Close:
4th December
at 12 midnight
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The most unprecedented plastic waste tide ever faced

The most unprecedented plastic waste tide ever faced

The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced.

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.

26
Billion tons

of plastic waste
globally by 2050

Introducing

EPIC

Entrepreneurs’
Plastics Innovation
Challenge”

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.

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Applications CLose:
4th December
at 12 midnight
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How EPIC works?

EPIC works as a platform to crowdsource ideas and solutions from Nigeria and abroad in order to solve the plastic waste problem and validate these ideas and/or solutions into scalable ventures.
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Step 1

Current Stage

Application submissions

Applications open (November 20 - December 4, 2018)

Step 2

10

Ideas

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Scale Up Bootcamp

Ten (10) ideas/solutions will be shortlisted and invited to the Scale Up Bootcamp

Step 3

3

Ventures

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Market
Traction & Support

Three (3) ideas/solutions will be selected for an 8 weeks pilot.

Step 4

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Expansion Business Case Pitching

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

26 Billion tons

of plastic waste globally by 2050

NOW IS THE TIME TO SAVE OUR PLANET
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