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Can startups fix IKEA’s big problems?

(SWEDEN)

IKEA wants startups to join its bootcamp programme and work on solving what it calls the ‘big problems’.

The idea is for innovative startups to work with IKEA to ‘co-create’ products and systems that are affordable for the masses and good for the planet. This could include innovations linked to the circular economy, food innovation, smart manufacturing, or clean energy. IKEA is running the bootcamp with Rainmaking, an international network of entrepreneurs striving to create positive change.

Ten startups will be chosen to take part and will receive €20,00 to invest in developing their products. They will also receive mentorship from IKEA’s top team, as well as through Rainmaking’s global platform.

The bootcamp will take place in Älmhult, Sweden, between September and December. Startups can apply now.

 

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