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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.

26 Challenges
26 Challenges
34 Solutions
34 Solutions
1 Best Practice
0 Library items
0 Events
81 People
44 Companies
  • Design
  • Waste minimalisation
  • Waste treatment
  • Post harvest losses
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Upcycling
  • Plastic
  • Food
  • Electronics
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture export and import
  • Construction
3 matches
challenge

TERI looking for sustainable ways to manage manure

7 matches
challenge

Sonalika is looking for production and distribution partners

6 matches
challenge

Help Monopoly Innovations with the energy transition to biofuels

3 matches
challenge

Vision Earthcare’s smart waste water treatment technology for Smart Cities

3 matches
solution

Mahindra Waste to Energy Solutions Ltd. converts organic waste to biogas

11 matches
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TERI is looking for bio-based plastics with a business case

2 matches
solution

Using farm stubble as fuel: NTPC biomass burning pallets

10 matches
challenge

Technical solutions to convert paddy straw into packaging materials

solution

Swestep and Green Fund Finance

solution

Closed loop solutions for mobile phones

10 matches
solution

Give materials, machinery & products a new life with BIZGOODZ

solution

Tackle waste issues in tourism and events with Futureofwaste

solution

TrashCon's automated machine gives value to waste

MATCHED
6 matches
challenge

NKBV: In search of recycling partners outdoor equipment

2 matches
solution

Wettech Africa provides sustainable waste water treatment

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

MATCHED
5 matches
challenge

Afrisol energy seeks implementation partners for large scale projects

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

4 matches
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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

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