Simply attending would have been something special on its own, but the award ceremony for the German Sustainability Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis) with its numerous prominent guests was even more exceptional for the startups Plastic Fischer, Concular, and Madaster. The three won awards in the categories of "Sustainable Startups" and "Construction Industry." The Circular Valley initiative, which supported all three young companies in its accelerator program, celebrated with the trio.
To this first triple, a second triple success can be added. The startup Bioweg won "The Spark," the German Digital Award (Der Deutsche Digitalpreis). Omer Badokhon from BioTreasure was included in the "Forbes 30 under 30" list for the Middle East. And CyFract secured the first place in the "Xustainable Impact Batch" in Bochum. Bioweg, BioTreasure, and CyFract are also young companies selected by Circular Valley for its accelerator program to help them further develop their business models for the circular economy.
Circular Valley itself was founded in the summer of 2021, to significantly advance the circular economy through a broad network of established companies and scientific institutions, close collaboration with politics, and targeted support for more than 80 startups from around the world. The wider Rhine-Ruhr region is therefore becoming the Silicon Valley of the Circular Economy.