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Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator

The Incubation Network is proud to launch the Thailand Plastics Circularity Accelerator — a unique, targeted program to help scale plastic recycling businesses currently operating in Thailand or foreign companies prepared to enter the market.

Custom designed for growing the local circular economy, the program aims to be a catalyst for developing Thailand’s end market for low value plastics through an inclusive and sustainable approach.


This program is supported and funded by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and ECCA Family Foundation.

Program Highlights

Scaling Innovation to Reduce Plastic Leakage and Improve the Local Informal Sector

  • The Ask
  • The Offer

The cohort is made up of startups and growing businesses that align with any one of these key focus areas:

  • Solutions that focus on recycling, repurposing or upcycling opportunities for low-value, hard-to-recycle plastics 
  • Solutions that are tangible, demand-driven and add real value to the recycled plastics market 
  • Solutions that are responsive to gender & inclusion

They also:

  • Are revenue-generating businesses


  • Have already developed and are testing a functional prototype (or minimum viable product)

Access to grants 

Over ฿3,000,000 (USD$100,000)  in cash prizes

Custom growth plan 

Workshops, exclusive resources and 12 months of 1:1 support

Quality connections and mentorship  

Accelerate growth through access to strategic partnerships and advisory

The Cohort


  • Eco Friendly Thai

  • Second Life

  • Trash Lucky


Program Timeline

  • Applications open | September 2021
    Applications are to be submitted by 23:59  Bangkok time (GMT+7) on 15th October  2021.
  • Review & selection  | October 2021
    Judging panel to review applications. An intimate cohort of finalists will be selected for the accelerator.
  • Onboarding | November 2021
    Welcome, kick-off and onboarding of finalists.  A thorough needs assessment will be conducted to inform the development of custom growth plans for each startup.
  • Accelerator begins | December 2021
    Commencement of individualized learning plans, support, and collaborative workshop experiences.
  • 12 months of support | Dec 2021 – Dec 2022
    To support continued growth, exclusive resources and introductions to strategic partners will form part of the program.

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