Fast-track your sustainable innovation

Connect and collaborate with leading startups and scaleups
to solve your sustainable material innovation challenges.

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how we help

We take your sustainable innovation challenges and introduce you to the startups and SME’s that can solve them.

Explore the solutions you didn't know existed and meet face to face with a group of industry change makers and innovators under one roof on one day.

HOW WE CREATE IMPACT

The Better World Collective activates collaborative partnerships through Innovation Summits designed to accelerate sustainable materials innovation. Innovation Summits focus on industries from plastics to textiles, farming and food to retail, construction and more.

Bespoke scouting

In depth, bespoke scouting for corporate partners to find solutions tailored to your sustainability challenges.

Connect with startups

Meet with multiple relevant innovators face to face in one day, under one roof.

Exchange ideas

Exchange ideas, and get inspired with the startups and other corporate partners in the room.

Build partnerships

Build relevant, valuable and long-lasting collaborative partnerships with the innovators changing your industry.

How it works

1. We curate a small group of non-competing, industry leading brands to take part in the Innovation Summit.

2. Our team work with you to draw out specific innovation challenges and opportunities and write these up in to a brief for startups, scaleups and academics working on relevant solutions.

3. A robust recruitment process takes place to select the most promising startups and scaleups with compelling products and services that fit one or more of the challenges set.

4. You will then join the other leading brands, the selected innovators and other industry partners at the Innovation Summit, to learn, share knowledge and explore collaboration.

WHY work with us

The Better World Collective is an initiative powered by Plus X and their growing network of innovation hubs across the UK.

With over 100 years shared experience working with leading brands to deliver innovation programmes, and access to the ​largest network of innovators and startups in the UK, our team is well equipped to meet any innovation challenge you have.

our mission

From our homes, offices, shops, factories, cars, clothes, products and packaging - every part of our economy and lives is made up of materials ripe for reinvention.

Bringing together start ups, corporates and universities to change the world through sustainable material innovation

WHAT WE DO

The Better World Collective supports you to unlock the potential to fast-track your sustainable innovation.

Whether you’re a corporate seeking to move the needle on your sustainability efforts, a next-gen startup looking for world-class support or an academic or policymaker scoping out research projects.

Our mission

OUR INNOVATIONS

From bio plastics made from potato waste to the world’s most advanced purification membrane built on nanotechnology – as part of the Better World Collective you will discover the innovations changing the world for the better.

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We're looking for

Sustainable
Material Innovators

We’re looking for Entrepreneurs and academics creating revolutionary new materials and circular economy solutions
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Corporate Game
Changers

Are you a corporate passionate about sustainability and looking to champion innovation?
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Policy and industry bodies

Learn from those at the cutting edge of innovation and amplify your sustainability mission with the collective.
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Meet our Sustainable Material Innovators

Biophilica

Our most recent graduate of the hardware accelerator programme, female CEO Mira Nameth has created a green leather, using 0.006% of the water in leather production.

Chip[s] board

In 2019, while being on our accelerator programme, Chip[s]board formed a perfect partnership, with McCain, that supply raw materials (potato waste) for product production.

Mimica Touch

Mimica Touch is a temperature-sensitive indicator cap or label for food freshness. It helps you store your food at the right temperature showing you when your food actually spoils.

Aceleron

Aceleron is a clean technology company combating unnecessary battery waste, designing the world’s most sustainable lithium battery packs with a full circular economy approach

Biohm

Biohm came through our CRL Accelerator with the goal of creating materials from waste. Biohm is now a leading pioneer in the research of bio-based materials. 

Marinatex

A better world collective has connected me with three corporate partners that helped me realise a more sustainable supply chain!

Transforming industries

From our homes, offices, shops, factories, cars, clothes, products and packaging - every part of our economy and lives is made up of materials ripe for reinvention.

Fashion

packaging

Logistics

Retails

Construction

Construction

Construction

Automotive

Fashion

packaging

Logistics

Retails

Construction

Automotive

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We discover best sustainable material innovators and connect them with partners who can help them develop, test, pilot, commercialise and scale their inventions. Our activities involve curated events, themed summits, technical team workshops and wider support utilising world-leading innovation expertise.

01. SUMMITS
The Better World Collective Summits inspire change through the power of collaboration deep-diving into areas like Packaging, Circular Fashion, and Smart Cities.
02. TOP 100
Each year we identify the top 100 sustainable material innovator sand release a report to our network – these startups will be immersed in BetterWorld Collective activity.
04. BOOTCAMPS
Two-day workshops running twice a year supporting corporates to prepare for open innovation and startups to prepare for corporate collaboration and investment.
03. TOOLKITS
Our toolkit equips your team with the tools and resources needed to take on an innovation project with success so you can take ownership of your sustainability.

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our sustainable material innovators

Our most recent graduate of the hardware accelerator programme, female CEO Mira Nameth has created a green leather, using 0.006% of the water in leather production.

Learn more about
Biophilica

our sustainable material innovators

In 2019, while being on our accelerator programme, Chip[s]board formed a perfect partnership, with McCain, that supply raw materials (potato waste) for product production.

Learn more about
Chip[s] board

our sustainable material innovators

Mimica Touch is a temperature-sensitive indicator cap or label for food freshness. It helps you store your food at the right temperature showing you when your food actually spoils.

Learn more about
Mimica Touch

our sustainable material innovators

Aceleron is a clean technology company combating unnecessary battery waste, designing the world’s most sustainable lithium battery packs with a full circular economy approach

Learn more about
Aceleron

our sustainable material innovators

Biohm came through our CRL Accelerator with the goal of creating materials from waste. Biohm is now a leading pioneer in the research of bio-based materials. 

Learn more about
Biohm

our sustainable material innovators

A better world collective has connected me with three corporate partners that helped me realise a more sustainable supply chain!

Learn more about
Marinatex
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Find out how we can help you fast-track your journey to sustainable innovation and collaboration.

We create impactful innovation programmes and inspiring work spaces that unlock potential; driving business growth and innovation, community collaboration and positive social impact.