NextCycle Michigan is an initiative through the State of Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). NextCycle Michigan is engaging with a wide range of public, private, and nonprofit groups interested in building a sustainable future in Michigan. Our goal is to keep materials out of landfills and put them to better use with new and existing companies across Michigan.
Two NextCycle Michigan Innovation Challenge tracks are currently accepting applications and will close on July 22.
The Recycling Innovation & Technology (RIT) track challenges teams to create novel material recovery or sorting technologies, recycled content products, new uses for organic materials, or other innovations in sustainable materials management.
The Foods, Liquids, and Organic Waste Systems (FLOWS) track seeks teams with projects to transform any aspect of organics recovery – from food collection to new end markets for finished compost.
NextCycle Michigan provides:
- Business & technical planning support
- Pitch development
- Funding pathway identification and matchmaking
- Networking opportunities
Entrepreneurs, start-ups, established businesses, tribal/local governments, partnerships, universities, and non-profits are encouraged to apply. Out-of-state organizations can also apply but must have a Michigan-based partner to participate. The NextCycle Michigan team is at the ready to help make connections to get you ready to apply.