5 winners will pitch to a F&B MNC
Scale your sustainable packaging technology with a corporate partner and receive support to internationalise your business
Packaging is what keeps our food hygienic, transportable, and safe to eat. However, the conveniences of single-use packaging are causing overwhelming levels of pollution, with impacts on our environment and health. Multinational food and beverage companies are increasingly committing to net-zero strategies. They are looking to partner with innovative startups that offer recyclable and sustainable packaging solutions to reduce their use of virgin plastic and support waste management infrastructure.
The Challenge is looking for 5 winners to pitch to one of GROW’s corporate partners, a globally-recognised food and beverage M&C operating across international markets. Selected startups will be matched with the F&B multinational to explore corporate-startup collaborations and receive support from GROW to scale your sustainable packaging solution, to capture bigger market share and make a global impact.
About the challenge
The Sustainable Packaging Challenge offers selected startups the opportunity to fast track a collaboration with a food & beverage MNC and get a free spot in GROW’s Land x Launch™ market internationalisation platform.
Selected startups will receive technical mentorship and access to resources and networks from the globally-recognized F&B MNC to testbed and iterate their solution. Successful trials may be commercially deployed.
Land x Launch™ is a 6-month late-stage corporate-startup collaboration programme that helps you leverage corporate partnerships to scale for global growth. In addition to your partnership with your matched corporate, you will be provided with expert coaching sessions focused on how to successfully navigate a corporate-startup collaboration and use GROW’s frameworks to maximise value creation with tangible results to create a strong foundation that leads to a long-term partnership..
Overview of Benefits
A ready F&B multinational who is willing to be your scale-up partner and deploy your technology in their product lines
Opportunity to pitch to the F&B MNC Lead and Packaging Category Lead
Mentorship and Networks
Selected startups can access technical mentorship, resources and networks from the F&B MNC to testbed and iterate their solution. Successful trials may be commercially deployed.
Participate in GROW's Land x Launch internationalisation programme for free (valued USD$25k), tap into GROW's networks & receive expert advice to scale your business using Singapore as a gateway
Successful pilot project
Learn by executing as you navigate a startup-corporate pilot project
We invite applications from scale-up stage ventures who offer unique sustainable packaging technologies and solutions. This may include but is not limited to:
- Minimalistic packaging materials
- Plastic recyclers in Southeast Asia and India
- Manufacturing technology for mechanical or chemical recycled (direct food contact) packaging material
- Food grade (FDA/EU/GB Standards) high moisture barrier coating for packaging material (flexible and rigid packaging)
- Product coating which can replace high moisture barrier packaging layers.
Applicants should at least have a minimum viable product and be on the way to establishing product-market fit.
Application Timeline (2023)
17 April - 12 May
Interviews with GROW and pitch to F&B MNC
Top 5 winners notified
Startup-corporate collaboration & Land x Launch programme begins
Join the Sustainable Packaging Challenge
Apply by 19 March