“Innovation that brings people and nature closer together. This is the heart of Sustainovate, our strategic approach to sustainability.”

– Husqvarna

Attention all start-ups and other innovative companies! THINGS together with Husqvarna Group are happy to announce the start-up challenge: Sustainovate Open 2020! The challenge aims to recognise and reward the most disruptive innovations that bring people, nature and urban environments together, while contributing to a circular economy.

The winner of Sustainovate Open will receive up to 300,000 SEK as a pilot budget for developing a Proof of Concept with Husqvarna Group as collaborators, the objective is to scale the solution and bring it to a global market on a large scale. The competition is open to startups and companies based in or operating in Sweden. The ideas sought can contribute to a circular economy in various ways; by 1) reducing the use of new natural resources; 2) reusing, sharing or optimising the use of Husqvarna Group’s products; 3) repairing or otherwise increasing the life of the products; 4) recycle materials and / or create new products from recycled materials.

This is one of the most interesting efforts I’ve been working with lately! “

– Magnus Melander, Evangelist & Co-founder of THINGS

Read more about the challenge here.