Circular Economy Innovation Accelerator

Applications for the accelerator are now open!

LWARB has partnered with The Carbon Trust and Whole Earth Futures to deliver the first Advance London Accelerator, which will offer 6 months of free intensive support for up to 10 start-ups. Applicants will need to have a working prototype and be ready to test their technologies in the market.

This first accelerator will be focused on addressing challenges within the built environment and is dedicated to commercialising and scaling innovative solutions to help London’s transition to a low carbon, circular economy.

As part of the support package offered to start-ups, desk space will be provided in LWARB’s new circular economy office in the Old Street area, together with bespoke mentoring and access to LWARB’s extensive partner network. The aim is to enable the rapid scaling up of innovations.

This first cohort of start-ups will be focused on providing solutions to challenges in the construction industry, developing new technologies and business models that can advance concepts such as: modularisation; design for disassembly and re-use; technology to prolong asset life; alternative materials and material re-use; turning products into services; and the creation of data platforms.

What we are looking for

Start Ups…

who have great ideas to help solve circular economy challenges in the built environment sector

Express Interest
Industry Partners…

who have sector-specific challenges for the start-up cohort to respond to; who can provide technical and business model validation and offer opportunities to test and pilot solutions

Express Interest

who will share their knowledge and experience and provide start-ups with business support and feedback

Express Interest

Why join the programme

As a start-up you will benefit from:

  • Circular economy and innovation expertise
  • Introductions to industry partners to test and validate technology solutions
  • Access to a pool of experienced mentors
  • Free office space
  • Bespoke expert workshops to scale your business quickly
  • Events and networking opportunities


Timeline for Circular Economy Innovation Accelerator