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.
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).
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
How it works
April 7th – July 24th
Evaluation & Selection
July – August
September 21st & 22nd
September – December
27 February 2023
Check Agenda Here
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.
The program’s main partners have extensive knowledge on solutions integrating tyre materials cross-industries. They will be mentoring participants and providing technical guidance.