InterACTION: Circularity 2021

If you are a startup with innovative technologies in materials re-use, resource recovery, or waste to value in mobility / automotive, tech for construction / sustainable building, supply-chain / industrial processes, circular material flows (including plastics, marine, aquaculture, fishing industry waste, and batteries), alternative raw materials (bio-based materials, non-virgin raw materials), or digital tools related to the above areas, join InterACTION Circularity 2021 program to explore pilot, investment, and other collaboration opportunities with the main stakeholders and investment groups on the US East Coast.

Connecting international technologies and products in the Circular Economy with US pilot collaborators, commercial partners, and capital.

Joining efforts together for a common goal: reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Circular economy strategies can cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 39% and play a crucial role in avoiding climate breakdown, according to the Circle Economy 2021 Circularity Gap Report.

Review the 2021 Circularity Gap report by Circle Economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s report states that the circular economy financing market is taking off. Since the beginning of 2020, assets managed through public equity funds with the circular economy as the sole or partial investment focus have increased sixfold, from USD 0.3 billion to over USD 2 billion.

Check the Financing the circular economy – Capturing the opportunity report by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

In the United States, the new Biden-Harris Administration has mobilized a whole-of-government approach to unleash economic opportunities, create good jobs, and advance environmental justice. In April 2021, President Biden announced the United States will target reducing emissions by 50-52 percent by 2030. 

Now is the time to take joint (international) action and apply circular strategies to materials, processes, and emissions hotspots worldwide, cutting excessive material consumption and thereby slashing greenhouse gas emissions. Join the program and meet Circular Economy stakeholders in the Northeastern US to explore collaborations and change the future of our planet.

InterACTION: Circularity 2021 – WHAT TO EXPECT

Explore collaborations in the US Northeast region

Specifically designed to introduce you to local stakeholders that can help you pilot and demonstrate your technology in the US. Explore joint R&D projects, pilots or commercial partnerships with key partners in the Northeast as a first step to US market entry.

Expand your network in the US Northeast Circular Economy ecosystem

Develop your network in the US Northeast Circular Economy ecosystem through meaningful collaborations. Learn about key aspects to succeed in the US Circular Economy market.

Understand what Circular Economy investors are looking for in your pitch

Pitch your company to US Northeast investors interested in circular companies and receive feedback.


InterACTION: Circularity 2021 ONLINE program

InterACTION: Circularity Agenda

Thursdays, Oct 21st, 28th, and Nov 4th, 11th & 18th
(5 days, approx. 2.5 hours each day)


Thanks to our partner SeaAheadone of the companies participating in the program will win 6 months of free SeaAhead membership.

(more details and selection criteria in the Terms & Conditions)


Registrations open through Oct 3rd

Join InterACTION Circularity 2021 and connect with the US Northeast Circular Economy pilot collaborators, commercial partners, and capital. Let’s join efforts for a common goal: reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide!

Limited spots available, enrollment on an ongoing basis.

More details in the Terms & Conditions


$199 for admitted companies.

(partly subsidized by the US Economic Development Administration; actual program cost: $2,000)


InterAction is committed to facilitating conversations that spark pilot deals and collaborations across Circular Economy subsectors in the US Northeast region. To advance the most successful deals and collaborations, all major players are saved a seat at the table. This program is designed for: 

  • International companies, startups, and projects:
    • Companies with an innovative technological product in materials re-use, resource recovery, or waste to value (please check specific sectors below) that want to expand their commercial activity in the US East Coast.
    • Startups with early-stage products that are interested in prototyping and testing it in a US facility as a first step to build relationships with the US East Coast.
    • R&D projects developing technological solutions in the circular economy space can explore research or development partnerships with US Circular Economy groups/universities.
  • Sectors: mobility / automotive, sustainable building, supply-chain / industrial processes, circular material flows (including plastics, marine, aquaculture, fishing industry waste, and batteries), and digital tools related to the above sectors.
  • Scientific or technological evidence of the technical approach is recommended, as well as clearly defined IP strategy or likelihood of obtaining a strong patent position.
  • High-level English language skills.

If you have any questions, please contact us.


ACTION Innovation Network is an association of innovation centers that represent an established community of committed partners from industry, academics, private sector and government.

InterACTION Circularity 2021 is run in partnership with UMass Dartmouth, NOVA by Saint Gobain, and SeaAhead; and is sponsored by the US Economic Development Administration.

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.

NOVA is the venture arm of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions. With a presence in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, NOVA connects the global startup community with the power, resources and experience of Saint-Gobain, addressing the needs of today and challenges of tomorrow.

SeaAhead is a bluetech startup platform, founded in Boston. We help build companies, run an incubator, facilitate investments and are catalyzing a bluetech cluster in the Northeast. Our ecosystem includes technologists, scientists, startups, corporations, governments and other ocean stakeholders that are coming together to create impact in areas including greener shipping and ports, aquaculture and fishery processes, offshore alternative energy, plastics and smart, resilient cities.