Join One of the Six Teams Proposing New Solutions to Enabling Circularity in the Construction Sector

Apply to participate in the Circular Construction Challenge — Rethink Waste, which ISWA supports as an official partner, as a Team Member of one of the six ideas proposing new solutions to enabling circularity in the construction sector.

26 Nov 2018 -

The Circular Construction Challenge was initiated by the Danish philanthropic association Realdania, with the ambition of identifying, developing, and scaling new solutions to the massive waste and resource challenges threatening the construction sector today. The Danish Design Centre is the leading operator of the challenge and will be facilitating the innovation process throughout February - June 2019.


After the initial stages of the competition during which Circular Construction Challenge called Denmark-based innovators to submit their circular economy solutions, six ideas were announced at the annual Building Green Conference held in Copenhagen at the end of October.


Now you can apply to be on one of the teams and further develop the ideas for how to reuse, upcycle and recycle waste for new building materials.


Learn more about the finalists here.


Join the Circular Construction Challenge as a Team Member


Anyone in the global circular ecosystem – businesses, startups, organizations, waste suppliers, researchers etc. –  can help turn one or more of the six finalist ideas into a winning solution. If your team wins, you will have access to innovation and financial support to develop a prototype.


The three winning teams - consisting of the idea owner and team member(s) - will be selected by an international committee in late January. The winners will have access to a 6-month innovation process with boot camps, where they will be assisted by expert mentors to develop their prototype. They will also receive a cash prize of €130,000 to support the development of the prototype, help to scale it and potentially bring it to the global market.


Please see below for the presentation of the six finalists and a team member invitation where you will find answers to the most important questions concerning the challenge:


Visit the site for more information about the challenge and finalists -


Please note that the application deadline for team members is December 3, 2018.



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