JOIN A MAJOR PLATFORM AND OPEN INNOVATION PROGRAM FOR FURNITURE ECO-DESIGN
EXPOSE YOUR SOLUTION TO OVER 5000 PLAYERS
(RE)SET Furniture for Éco-mobilier is a program designed to connect the French furniture industry with innovators that have solutions to improve the sustainability of furniture, during conception, manufacturing, use and end-of-life.
If you have a solution that is already applied or can be applied to improve the eco-conception of furniture or mattress, this is the time for you to join (RE)SET Furniture.
Assemble the future of Furniture through Circular Economy
(RE)SET Furniture consists of the creation of a platform for groundbreaking solutions, that will be made available to all of Éco-mobilier’s adherents, and an Open Innovation program where the adherents will pilot alongside some of the innovators.
By joining the program, you will get the chance to:
Be showcased in a platform with exposure to 5000 industry players, and develop new business opportunities
Interact with Éco-mobilier – cornerstone of the French furniture ecosystem, yet unparalleled across Europe in terms of scope and mission
Pilot your solutions – your solution may be chosen for an Open Innovation Program where you can prototype your solution with Manufacturers or Suppliers that belongs to the Eco-mobilier network
Take part in Innovation Day: exposure during an industry event in Paris, for 20 selected innovators
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Whether you are a Research Center, a Small/Medium Business, or a Startup, you can integrate your innovative solution to the (RE)SET Furniture Ecosystem into a sustainable future. We are currently looking for:
NEW SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND/OR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
NEW DESIGNS TO FACILITATE REUSE, COLLECTION, SORT AND RECYCLE OF FURNITURE
INNOVATIVE B2B OR B2C SERVICES THAT IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF FURNITURE
(RE)SET Furniture will be evaluating the applicant solutions based on their impact on the following topics:
New materials • New manufacturing processes • Direct and Reverse supply chain optimisation • Elimination of harmful substances & recycling obstructors • Recycled Materials Incorporation & new outlets • Re-use and Reparability • New Business Models • Improving disassembly and sorting • Incentivising Solutions (during product life and at end-of-life) • Management of unsold stock • Traceability solutions
MEET THE sponsor
Éco-mobilier is a French private and non-profit organization, created in 2011 to avoid the life cycle of furniture ending up in landfills, and thus reducing its environmental impact. Since 2013 Éco-mobilier has been responsible for collecting, sorting, recycling, and reusing furniture and mattresses. The mission of Éco-mobilier goes even further by encouraging waste prevention, promoting eco-friendly furniture design, and supporting eco-innovation activities of the industry players.
Éco-mobilier has succeeded in turning France into one of the leading countries in terms of sustainability, with 93% of the collected furniture recycled or transformed into energy.
Phase 1: APPLICATIONS
8 October 2019 – 28 January 2020
The cycle starts with your application! We’re taking applications from around the world to find the most innovative solutions that can bring circular and sustainable options to the furniture business.
Phase 2: EVALUATION & Selection
Éco-mobilier will evaluate and select the best solutions to take part in the program.
Phase 3: Platform
The selected innovators will be added to a platform with 6K potential partners exposure, thus opening scope for commercial interactions
Phase 4: Innovation Day
28th January 2020
Showcase your solution during one event occurring in Paris.
Phase 5: Call for Projects
29 January 2020 – 3 May 2020
The selected innovators for this phase will be invited for the Bootcamp to discuss collaboration opportunities with the adherents.
Phase 6: Pilot Design Bootcamp
End of June
Meet Éco-mobilier & experts from the adherents to develop a business case and design a piloting plan
Phase 7: Pilot Development
From Bootcamp onwards
The selected pilot projects will run Minimum Viable Pilots for 4 to 5 months with close collaboration with the piloting partners.
Phase 8: Demo Day
The Demo Day is the day you are called to present the results of the pilot you have been running during the Pilot Development phase
WHAT IS (RE)SET
(RE)SET is a company building Open Innovation Programs dedicated entirely to Circular Economy and Environmental Challenges. Our Programs enable industry leaders to reinforce competitiveness through sustainability.
As creating value is the only way to combine growth and sustainability, the (RE)SET way includes bringing tangible and competitive solutions to environmental challenges by teaming up leaders of a given industry with top innovators in the circular economy field.