Conservation X Labs is searching for innovations in the following categories:
Replace textiles that are sources of plastic microfibers with alternatives designed for non-toxic biodegradation in natural environments.
Develop improved textile manufacturing processes (e.g. weaving, treatments) to decrease microfiber shedding.
The goal of the Challenge is to provide promising innovators with funding and support to help the innovations get to market, become financially sustainable, and scale. Participation in this Challenge offers a number of benefits beyond just the prize pool, including access to a network of experts and leaders in the space; the opportunity to meet and learn from peers working on cutting-edge products; mentorship on business and product development; and recognition and validation from our world-class evaluation panel.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 25 June 2021.