Investor Forum 2018

INVESTOR FORUM AND INNOVATION SHOWCASE

 

December 7, 2018

Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany

DECHEMA

In partnership with

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and ISC3 Innovation Hub 


The transition towards a circular economy for plastics is opening a sea of investment and innovation opportunities, including new materials, new delivery models, sustainable chemistry and others.  This 4th annual Investor Forum brings together leaders in the investor community, the plastics industry, and innovators developing solutions in various aspects of the plastics value chain. 

AGENDA

Welcome

Andreas Förster, ISC3 Innovation Hub, Daniella Russo, Think Beyond Plastic, Rob Opsomer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Keynote address

Wendy Schmidt

Panel Discussion: Innovations transforming the value chain 

Emerging innovations and investment opportunities in the circular economy for plastics. 

Moderated by Rob Opsomer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with: 

Rachel Goldstein, MARS, Friedrich Barth, ISC3, Michael Brandkamp, HTGF, April Crow, Circulate Capital, Ben Dixon, SYSTEMIQ

Panel is followed by three pitches.

Panel Discussion: From Niche to Mainstream: reaching the tipping point

Reaching the tipping point for transition towards the circular economy for plastics.

Moderated by Daniella Russo,Think Beyond Plastic, with:

Michael Scriba, Borealis Group, Timothy Glaz, Werner & Mertz, Ann Tracy, Colgate-Palmolive, Shane Wolf, SEED Phytonutrients, Frederic Michel, Sky Media Group

Panel is followed by three pitches.

Panel Discussion: The innovator journey

Startups finding pathways to growth in the circular economy for plastics. Challenges, opportunities and lessons learned.

Moderated by Julie Corbett, Ecologic Brands, with:

Jose Manuel Moller, Algramo, Andrew Falcon, Full Cycle Bioplastics, Anna Tenhunen, VTT Finland, David Espinosa, Altais Nova, Jason Foster, Replenish

Panel is followed by three pitches.

Innovation Showcase

Algramo

Providing low-income customers with life’s essentials, in the quantity needed and with bulk pricing, while eliminating single-use packaging

Altais Nova

New materials and industrial fabrication processes

AnneloTech

Bio-sourced renewable chemicals and fuels from clean, non-food biomass

APK

Innovative Newcycling® technology for high-quality recycling of multi-layer packaging and mixed plastic waste

Bioastra

Smart polymer -- building blocks for the circular economy

Biokemik

Developing and industrializing green chemicals with environmentally friendly technology, from non-alimentary, inexpensive, renewable raw materials at competitive cost

Cadel Deinking

An innovative plastic recycling process that removes printed ink from plastic surfaces in recycling and converting companies

Carbios

Reinvent polymers lifecycle – revolutionary enzymes for infinite biorecycling and biodegradation of plastics

Checkerspot

A technology platform that enables the design – at the molecular level – of new materials

Cyclic Design

An eco-design firm offering sustainable packaging solutions

Ecologic Brands

The world’s first paper bottle made out of recycled cardboard that uses 70% less plastic and is both compostable and recyclable

Evoware

Seaweed flexible biopackaging

Fraunhofer Institute

bioOrmocer - barrier coating for sustainable food packaging

Full Cycle Bioplastic

A circular economy solution for organic waste and plastic pollution

GR3N

Making plastic circular

IONIQA

Making plastics sustainable

Magnomer

Magnetizable coatings for recyclable plastic packaging

MIWA

Distribution and sale of goods without single-use packaging

Mobius

New materials and chemicals from industrial organic waste streams

Packwise

Making containers smart

Photanol

Sustainable chemicals from CO2 and sunlight

PlanetCare

Preventing microfibers from entering laundry wastewater

Repack

Reusable and returnable packaging service for e-commerce

Replenish

Integrated, highly customizable reusable bottle and refill pod system

RWDC Industries

Innovative and cost-effective biopolymer solutions

Saperatec

Recycling technology for flexible packaging

SCC Industries

Revolutionizing the charcoal industry in developing countries worldwide

Searious Business

Solutions for major brands looking to reduce their plastic footprint and adopt circular economy principles

Skipping Rocks Lab

Natural packaging made from seaweed

VTT 

Thermocell - drop-in bio-based and renewable content thermoplastic granule for the mainstream plastics market

This event is by-invitation only and seating is limited. To attend, please contact us by leaving your email address and name/affiliation.