Greentown Labs, America’s largest cleantech incubator, has launched the Circularity Challenge in collaboration with BASF. The six-month accelerator, supported by Stanley Black & Decker, is open to startups worldwide.

It is targeted at early stage businesses with ‘innovative ideas to disrupt the plastics, energy storage and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy’. Those accepted onto the accelerator will get funding support, potential investment from BASF, and access to influential cross sector networks – among a raft of benefits designed to advance circular innovation. Companies can relocate to Greentown Labs, located in Somerville, MA, during the six months, though it is not mandatory, while international applicants selected will be expected to attend five events in the US.

Katherine Geusz, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, tweeted: We at @GreentownLabs have teamed up with @BASF to launch a #CircularityChallenge to drive innovation in plastics and batteries. Startups can learn more and apply here by Aug 30: (link: http://basf.us/circularity-challenge) basf.us/circularity-ch…

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