Circular City - Global Startups that address Urban Challenges in transitioning to a Circular Economy
- Opportunity to pilot your product or technology in New York City
- Work with a peer network of urban tech startups and collaborate with New Lab, NYCEDC, pilot site partners, domain experts and research institutions
- Exposure to corporate partners, investors, city stakeholders, researchers and domain experts
- Validate your technology or product with potential end users
- Use your company’s technology and data for the public good
- Support from New Lab, including access to on-site prototyping resources, community of 750+ entrepreneurs, tailored events and programming, and a dedicated team to help facilitate pilot projects, stakeholder engagement and collaboration with academic research partners
- Grant funding will be provided to support pilot implementation, but no equity will be taken.
- Have a technology relevant to at least one of the defined challenge areas
- Have a team in place with technology expertise and a technology or product that is ready or near-ready to be piloted
- Be able to articulate how this program adds value to your company and to the city more broadly
- Be able to commit to participation in the program from February to September 2020, including launching and overseeing a pilot beginning in Spring 2020. Participation requires you and your team to be physically present in New York City for the program milestones.
Illustration Photo: Virginia Sea Grant along with Virginia Commonwealth University's Rice Rivers Center partners with Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program to collect used shells anywhere from Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. The shells are held in seeding tanks where spat - or oyster larvae - can attach to the shells for healthy and stable growth. Then the shells are released into Virginia waterways to rebuild reefs, filter water, and support sustainable coastal economies. (credits: Aileen Devlin | Virginia Sea Grant / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))