- Funding from the EU Commission’s H2020’s SME Instrument Phase 2 for plastics supply chain tracking
- For the further rollout of Circularise blockchain technology for circularity within the plastics industry
- Cooperation of DOMO Chemicals, Covestro and Circularise shall bring transparency to plastic supply chains
Circularise, a blockchain solution for tracing materials and sharing data, has raised EUR 1.5 million from the EU Commission’s H2020’s SME Instrument Phase 2, to fuel the continued growth of the collaborative project for circularity in the plastics industry.
This funding shows that the EU Commission is ready to invest in emerging technologies that can enable real growth in the circular economy space. With this support, we will scale projects with our existing partners, attract new people to join us on this exciting journey and accelerate the transition to a circular economy on a global scale.
Jordi de Vos, Founder of Circularise
The EU funding is seen as a big step forward for Circularise to continue its work on making supply chains more transparent and sustainable, so that plastic waste can be countered. The vision is to become an industry standard: a secure and open system for global supply chains.
Circularise Plastics is building a data-exchange protocol with privacy at its heart, which we believe is a smart strategy as privacy concern is what often refrains companies from becoming more transparent.
Thomas Nuyts, Director of Global Product Management, leading the development of Circularise Plastics at Domo Chemicals
Over the last four years since Circularise launched in 2016, the company proved blockchain to be a strong enabler for all the data, documents and information exchanges happening within complex supply chains while safeguarding sensitive data. EIT RawMaterials has supported Circularise by funding the development of the tool and sharpening the go-to-market strategy, and also by coaching the entrepreneurs through all stages of development, offering access to our network and promotion opportunities.
The backing of the European Commission means a lot, and we’re excited to support Circularise Plastics in the next stage of growth.
Dr Burkhard Zimmermann, Head of Resin, Digital Transformation & Sustainability, Covestro Polycarbonates
Since the collaboration with Covestro and Domo was announced last year, the first version of the systems has been built and tested. Building on this success, in spring 2020, Circularise was selected into an acceleration program by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. Now the raised capital will fuel the continued growth of Circularise Plastics.