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The Accelerator Programme

Exploring radical opportunities in circular economy, through co-creation 
Are you a startup looking to adapt your product or technology? One that could have a radical impact on the circular economy? Stora Enso offers a unique possibility for disruptive startups to learn first-hand from an industry leader, which may even lead to a new product-market fit.
Whether or not your startup already focuses in circular economy, if your services could be applied to this space then this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

We strongly encourage startups with current offerings in supply chain technologies, IoT, big data, analytics, machine learning, AI, VR, robotics, automation, or hardware systems that can provide solutions in the circular economy to apply to this programme. The top 6 teams will be selected to work together with Stora Enso in a unique 3-month accelerator programme.
Apply your technology to raw material use, reuse, repurpose, recycling or waste for industrial markets

Raw Material
Management of raw materials associated with production/manufacturing processes

Reform the collection, handling and management of packaging materials

Investigate opportunities in the separation of production materials

Explore opportunities in the reuse of energy fuels, biofuels and waste processes 

Stora Enso Accelerator programme
The Stora Enso Accelerator programme brings opportunity for growth as well as unprecedented access to Stora Enso talents and leadership, working side-by-side for innovative solutions.

Dedicated resources from Stora Enso – Coach from leadership and three Stora Enso Talents for each selected startup, providing essential knowledge and access throughout the programme
Potential corporate client looking for a long-term commercial partnershipService and business design supportGlobally renowned 3-month business co-creation programmeProminent network of +200 world-class mentors and industry expertsImmersionione of the most vibrant startup communities in the world (Maria 01 in Helsinki)Neither equity nor fee taken for the programme

The 2017 Stora Enso Accelerator programme has resulted in continuing cooperation with several startups as well as a partnership with Sulapac.

Stora Enso as a transformation partner
With renewable materials at our foundation, Stora Enso plays an important role in the bioeconomy, where fibre-based products replace fossil-based materials to battle climate change. We welcome collaboration with innovative, fast-moving startups to advance capabilities and technologies, embrace new market opportunities and speed up our business transformation. The startups we select to collaborate with could be our partners or suppliers of tomorrow, together building a renewable future.

Apply here!