The next life of tyre components

A Program to connect Partners – industry expert companies commited with Circular Economy – with Innovators – of all sizes and areas – seeking to scale solutions based on rubber, textile or other materials of end-of-life tyres.

Tyres should not become waste.
Focusing on circular solutions, NextLap aims to find the next life of tyres and their components – rubber, steel, and textile.

NextLap Bootcamp Prize 2022 Winner

CIEPQPF/ISISE – Universidade de Coimbra

The team by Luísa Durães, Paulo Santos and Pedro Fernandes is the winner of the 5000€ prize for the most promising idea in the NextLap Bootcamp: the Recycled Rubber-Silica Aerogel for Thermal Insulation of Buildings.

Join the mission to accelerate tyre circularity.

applications closed | Check DEMO DAY AGENDA HERE

Program fit

Who we are looking for

NextLap Accelerator is taking applications from entrepreneurial teams with bold product ideas as well as from startups with MVP and early customers. The purpose is to find innovative and scalable solutions that use rubber, textile, steel, or the whole tyre, designed to give these components a new life.

Here’s the deal: if you believe your solution can help reduce tyre waste, you should take the NextLap. Whether you have an idea or a mature solution ready to be applied, you’ll have partners ready to work with you.


What’s in it for you

You will have access to:

Industry & Commercial Partners

for mentoring and market validation

Pitch to Genan’s Global Innovation Committee

Selected projects will have the chance to pitch to the world’s largest tyre recycler (post-acceleration).

Technical experts

to steer product development

Training & Support

to fast track your business

5.000 € prize

for the most promising idea, at the end of the Bootcamp

Join the NextLap Accelerator

How it works


April 7th – July 24th

Evaluation & Selection

July – August


September 21st & 22nd

Acceleration Phase

September – December

Demo Day

27 February 2023

Check Agenda Here

Click below to find get more detailed information about the Program, or apply now.

Industry Partners

NextLap is looking for ideas and solutions for all industries.

These industry partners are already onboard and interested in integrating new circular solutions into their products.


Infraestruturas de Portugal




TMG Group


Main Partners

The program’s main partners have extensive knowledge on solutions integrating tyre materials cross-industries. They will be mentoring participants and providing technical guidance.

Learn more about NextLap Partners