Project Name: Hållbarhetsakuten

Client: Lidl Future Initiatives

Year: 2020

Innovation systems tranformation

Stairway was lead advisor and project manager in collaboration with Tricircular AB, from idea generation to the final award. ”Hållbarhetsakuten” was an initiative from Lidl to speed up the transformation to a more sustainable food industry. A total of 22 MSEK was funded in two innovation challenges, Plastutmaningen 2019 and Hållbarhetsakuten 2020. More than 230 projects applied for funds from the successful Hållbarhetsakuten. Hållbarhetsakuten supported projects with great potential and exponential impact on the food system. Specific focus was on speedy implementation and SDG fulfilment, thus bridging the funding gap for the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems. As a global leader in the retail industry, Lidl has the potential to scale local initiatives to a larger market and thus providing sustainable impact to the entire value chain.

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