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Who We Are
Tackling the magnitude of the world’s plastic pollution and its associated problems is complex. There is no silver bullet.
Big impact starts with small steps, from an ecosystem of talents, industries and resources. This is why The Incubation Network was founded: to orchestrate and amplify connections between entrepreneurs, policy-makers and decision-makers, and investors to take these solutions to scale.
We co-design and leverage the strength of this network, but The Incubation Network’s own strength lies in our team. We have built a passionate group that is deeply invested in social equality and environmental sustainability—and we’re committed to providing a platform that offers solutions, champions innovation and creates a community of collaborators that deliver impact.
What We Do
We tackle plastic leakage and advance a circular economy by supporting startups across all maturity stages and scaling their early-stage or pre-investment innovations together with key industry stakeholders.
Beyond that, we work with Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) to build their capacity to support startups and help connect other ecosystem builders to address barriers within the plastics value chain.
Through a network of entrepreneurs, investors, civil society organizations and government leaders, we design and deliver programs that spark innovative solutions to create positive change.
By running programs like our Annual Global Innovation Challenge, we support startups and ESOs with technical and financial support, networking, partnerships, and more to scale their innovations.
We connect key industry players such as corporates, capital providers, industry experts and more, who are able to help take early-stage innovations to the next level.
We develop and share network-exclusive resources, from market insight reports to learning tools that drive capacity-building to scale innovations.
Why We Do It
Why We Do It
Each year, about eight million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans. That's equivalent to five full trash bags along every foot of coastline worldwide¹. As five Asian nations—India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—are responsible for 60% of this waste, we have a clear starting point for action. By tackling waste mismanagement and implementing improved circular systems within this region, we can reduce up to half of the world’s plastic leakage.
Apart from that, we are also dedicated to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable in this sector—the informal waste workers who play a vital role in the collection process. By safeguarding their wellbeing and implementing a strong gender equality mandate in our programs, we can ensure our work is fair and equitable across the sector.