If you are an SME operating in the plastic collection, aggregation, recycling and upcycling industry, apply now and join us!
Thailand SME Scale Up Program
for Plastics Circularity
Building circular economies to end ocean plastic pollution
Custom designed for growing the local circular economy, the Thailand SME Scale Up Program for Plastics Circularity aims to be a catalyst of growth for Thailand SMEs to increase the impact of their solutions in the industry through an inclusive and sustainable approach.
In partnership with Sasin Sustainability & Entrepreneurship Center and Weable2, The Incubation Network is proud to launch the Thailand SME Scale Up Program for Plastics Circularity – a unique, targeted program to help Thai-based SMEs in the plastic collection, aggregation, recycling and upcycling business to scale up and expand operations.
Applicant Requirements and Qualifications
Operating in Thailand
Thailand is ripe for fostering and scaling innovation that will reduce plastic leakage into the environment, as well as creating a profound effect on the local informal sector.
Applicants of this program must already be operating in Thailand.
Key focus areas
We are looking for SMEs that align with the following key focus areas:
Businesses with operations in collection, recycling, repurposing and/or upcycling of plastic waste, as well as plastic waste management technology
Businesses that are responsive to gender equality & inclusion
Stage of growth
We welcome applications from SMEs and growing businesses that:
Are generating a revenue of 1 million THB and above per year
Are seeking access to additional funding and customers for scale-up and growth
Phase I: Shortlisted SMEs Announcement
Phase I: Winner Announcement
Phase II: Shortlisted SMEs Announcement
Workshops around key topics on growing a successful and sustainable business, gaining access to funding, and how to effectively engage investors and customers.
Plastic circularity business models for growth and sustainability
Designed for practical applications on your own venture, to help you define components of your business model and identify potential areas to target for future scaling.
How SMEs can access to funding of a circular economy for plastics
Identify, especially, the source of funds for plastic circularity and understand on how investment can support and benefits to your sustainable business growth.
How to prepare a pitch deck and present to investors
Tackles what you can expect in a pitch, with explanations of the pitch deck anatomy that will allow you to effectively communicate your business when an opportunity for investment arises.
The Top 3 pitches will be awarded cash prizes amounting to:
In addition, selected program participants will have the opportunity to be shortlisted for Phase Two, where they will receive the following benefits:
Join The Incubation Network
Community in Thailand!
Tackling the magnitude of the world’s plastic pollution and its associated problems is complex. There is no silver bullet.
The Incubation Network believes in the power of a diverse, connected network of passionate, like-minded individuals and organizations to fuel innovation. Our work with Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) helps build their capacity to support startups and connect other ecosystem builders to address barriers within the plastics value chain.
Established in 2019, The Incubation Network is a partnership between non-profit organization, The Circulate Initiative and impact innovation company, SecondMuse.