The EU behind the Viva Tech award for Zero plastic waste in the Mediterranean

May 21, 2019
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Innovative solutions were awarded by the jury of the “Zero plastic waste in the Mediterranean in 2030” challenge and honored by the South Region – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and EU-supported ANIMA Investment Network during the VivaTechnology 2019 exhibition in Paris.

After a lively debate, the 10 members of the jury chose to award Iadys and its surface marine robot made in the South Region, MycoConcept, who refines its biomaterial project by focusing with a 100% local supply, as well as LiveLoveRecycle, which helped create 420 jobs by collecting 30 tonnes of waste in less than 9 months in Beirut.

Following an international call for applications, more than 60 proposals from 11 countries have been received and 15 projects successfully passed the first selection stage to participate in a bootcamp held on 23 and 24 April 2019 in Marseille and at thecamp.

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Discover the 15 selected projects and the experts associated with this 1st challenge

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia