NEXTLAP IS THE OPEN INNOVATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO GIVE A NEW LIFE TO TYRE COMPONENTS.
For the course of 9 months, the selected participants will pilot innovative and ready-to-implement solutions focused on the end-of-life tyres and its derived components – rubber, steel, and textile.
Valorpneu and Genan are the program partners that will provide innovators with market insights and cooperate in solutions’ implementation.
The pressure that economic activities currently exert on natural resources, as well as the environmental impacts associated with their use, have increasingly shown the need for improved progress: it is imperative to improve primary resource efficiency and to reduce material waste and waste generation.
A viable development model creates both environmental and economic benefits – by preserving the product’s value for as long as possible, we’re minimizing the production of waste and, when that is unavoidable, the goal is to return resources to the productive processes for value creation.
That is why the program partners Valorpneu and Genan, along with the partner for Innovation, Beta-i have created NextLap: a program that focuses on solutions for the End-of-Life Tyres (ELT) derived materials – rubber ELT granulates, rubber ELT powders, textile ELT fibres and steel. The solutions found will improve the sustainability of the industry by increasing the circularity of raw materials in an escalated way.
All applications are valid, whatever the area of use or the type of product, and these raw materials can be processed as is or after previous transformation.
NextLap aims to mobilize the interest of different sectors that are already using or might use ELT tyre materials, and help to test real market solutions, with benefits for the environment and all markets.
Funds40 startupsper year
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