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From Trash to Treasure: Waste Innovation to Create Value

Matchmaking Platform for companies innovating in waste 

Ever heard of packaging material made of the fibres of tomato plants? Or plastic waste being used for construction materials and traffic poles? Diesel made of plastic waste or carbon capturing recycling plants…?

Waste management is not only a costly problem, but also offers various business opportunities. By understanding the size, characteristics and value of the waste streams, and how to monetize it, companies can reduce waste, create additional business and even increase their profit margins.

Good examples already exist in Kenya and elsewhere in the world. Do you have a specific challenge related to waste or already developed a successful solution? Are you looking for an international partner to innovate with, please let us know, so that we can put you in touch with your future business partner.

About Kenya Futureproof

This matchmaking platform is a pilot of the “Climate technology Business Model Diffusion Programme”, launched by the WorldBank in February 2017. This research programme aims to test and improve the effectiveness of various matchmaking strategies between US/Europe based cleantech companies with a proven business model and Kenyan companies in search of a sustainable innovation or technology.

This matchmaking platform starts off with waste, but will eventually address a wider range of topics. The platform builds upon an existing matchmaking platform (www.futureproof.community) with more than 4000 members, developed by CSR Netherlands. The Kenyan chapter of this platform is supported by World Bank Group (InfoDev), Enclude, Growth Africa and SIB.

Futureproof circles

On circle pages, organizations, companies and events have a home for their network and sustainability focused activities. Under this umbrella, community grows and challenges get addressed. Enjoy the content, the network, and find others to work together with!

16 Challenges
16 Challenges
24 Solutions
24 Solutions
0 Library items
2 Events
69 People
38 Companies
  • Design
  • Waste minimalisation
  • Waste treatment
  • Post harvest losses
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Upcycling
  • Plastic
  • Food
  • Electronics
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture export and import
  • Construction
14 matches
event

Techcursie PeelPioneers (Son, NB)

26 April 2019

solution

TrashCon's automated machine gives value to waste

MATCHED
6 matches
challenge

NKBV: In search of recycling partners outdoor equipment

1 match
solution

Wettech Africa provides sustainable waste water treatment

MATCHED
challenge

OFGEN energy seeks partnerships to improve image of solar energy as a reliable energy source in Kenia

MATCHED
4 matches
challenge

Afrisol energy seeks implementation partners for large scale projects

MATCHED
1 match
challenge

KLARO ecosystems searches a medium to large size sewage treatment plant (STP) manufacturer

3 matches
solution

KLARO EcoSystems offers sustainable and environmental friendly wastewater treatment and recycling solutions

3 matches
solution

From waste plastic to building materials - COREC

MATCHED
8 matches
challenge

Dutch Development Bank in Nigeria: In search of contributions for municipal waste-to-energy project

1 match
solution

NegaWatt: pro-active approach to Energy Efficiency in Africa

2 matches
solution

EnergieRapide: an umbrella green energy system

2 matches
solution

Enviroserve is looking to upscale proven e-waste solutions

3 matches
solution

EDSG offers Hi-tech solutions for CO2 reduction and micro grid energy solutions

MATCHED
7 matches
challenge

Solar Freeze is looking for partnerships to upscale smallholder farmer solutions

3 matches
solution

Giertsen Energy Solutions for worldwide renewable energy solutions

MATCHED
2 matches
challenge

Africa Solar Designs offers financing partnership opportunities

MATCHED
2 matches
challenge

Chloride Exide seeks new business angles on energy storage

MATCHED
3 matches
challenge

Agrics seeks innovators to augment African farmer ally's impact

1 match
solution

CESP Africa offers a range of ways to increase company's sustainability

1 match
solution

Cool Plus seeks marketing help to expand outside Kenya

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