Reimagine Plastic

Open Innovation Challenge

Reimagine Plastic

Do you have an innovative idea for Post-Consumer Multi Layer Packaging !

Are you interested in finding solution to the problem of Plastic Packaging ? Does the plastic trash disturb you ? Would you like to make your contribution to an environmental initiative? Do you want to try your bit to help preserve the oceans and the land to solve the menace created due to mishandling of Plastic?

Reimagine Plastic, an Open Innovation Challenge offers the opportunity for innovators accross the world to make a difference in the way we dispose plastic. We encourage to take a step towards solving the difficult to recyle plastic – Multi Layer Plastic (MLP) using principles of Circular Economy and Design Thinking.

Concept of a circular economy refers to regenerativity of a product. In linear economy, product once used, is disposed. Whereas in circular economy, the product is recycled to its original constituents for reuse. To achieve a circular economy, end product is collected, recycled and brought back into use as a new or the virgin product.

Reimagine Plastic is calling on designers, engineers, scientists, innovators, technplogists and entreprenuers to come together in creating a circular and sustainable future for Multilayer Plastic.

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MLP Collection
Challenge

How do we improve models and processes of collection?

Granules Application Challenge

How might we Design & Create products by using MLP granules ?

Material Recovery Challenge

How might we recover higher quality and purer material from MLP using new technologies at Scale ?

Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.
Application form would be open for global applicants from 30th September. The applicants would need to send their basic information along with their project proposal in the given format.
The application would be closed for the general public. The valid applications would then be reviewed by the mentors and jury to shortlist a set of 20 applicants for the next round.
The result for the second round would be announced along with the rules. For the second round, the shortlisted applicants would be required to send over a 3-5 min video explaining their idea while answering the questions provided.
The format of the video could be live demonstration, spoken or animated explainer video. The applicants are required to upload the video on a public streaming platform like youtube and send us the link.
The application for the video round would be closed. the qualifying applications would be reviewed and top 6 startups would be selected for the final round.
The finalist would be called down to Noida/Delhi for our 2-day intensive bootcamp/hackathon with the mentors . in this period they would be guided, supported and mentored to fine tune their idea/prototype and get them ready for the presentation.

MLP Collection Challenge

The challenge involves ideas or solutions to ease the collection if MLP by

  1. Using Design thinking for Ragpickers/ households
  2. Better quality material collection which can be easily processed
  3. Incentivizing rag picker/household for MLP collection

MLP Granuels Application Challenge

When a multilayered plastic is recycled, its cleaned, processed and shredded into granules. These granules are combination of all kinds of plastic. For this challenge, the applicants need to come up with various product ideas that can be made from these granules that may or may not use the various plastic properties. Ideally the product should have a larger shelf life so that its not thrown as often as the single use plastic.

Material Recovery Challange

Concept of a circular economy refers to the regenerativity of the product. In a linear economy, the product once used, is disposed. Whereas in circular economy, the product is recycled to its original materials for reuse. For this challenge, the applicants would find out various methods to bring back the different plastics used in MLP. They need to come up with new methods/processes (chemical or mechanical) that would recover and identify plastics based on their properties.

Round 1 Pitch format

Format: Pdf/ Html
Name
Location
Team Members
Contact Details
Stage :
Idea/Prototype/Pilot/Growth
Brief Of The Solution (50 Words)

COLLECTION CHALLENGE

IDEA:
Problem Statement
Solution
Target Audience
Value Chain
Process Flow / How Product Works
Value Proposition
Review Of Literature
Competition
Estimated Cost For Production

MLP GRANULES APPLICATION CHALLENGE

IDEA:
Problem Statement
Solution
Value Chain
Process Flow
Value Proposition
Review Of Literature
Competition
Estimated Cost For Production

MATERIAL RECOVERY CHALLENGE

IDEA:
Problem Statement
Solution / Product
Process Flow
Value Proposition
How It Benefits Environment
Review Of Literature
Competitor Analysis / Similar Products
Estimated Cost For Production Per Unit

Eligibilty

Team size1-5
LocationGlobal : no restrictions : having valid passport
Age18+
StageIdea, Prototype, Pilot, Minimam Viable Product(MVP)
PatentPreferred but not mandatory
TechnologyTech driven preferred, should be scalable
for Idea stage applicantsDetailed concept note mandatory

Prizes

To be announced

Finalists would pitch in front of distinguished jury comprising startup experts, Aspirelabs mentors and investors and winners shall be declared.

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