Building a product is never easy. And building a product with materials that make it eco-friendly and sustainable is even harder. Some people tend to ignore it and keep going forward, while others look for alternatives that will help them build awesome products and still be environmentally conscious.
This is where cork comes in. As a top prime material that is highly flexible, impermeable, great for acoustics and thermal insulations, and that can be used for a number of products.
Recently we’ve seen brands like Adidas, that used cork for a limited sneakers edition, and Jimmy Choo, that used cork for a collection of new sandals. Or even at Euro 2016, that used cork in the high-tech grass to enhance shock absorption and reduce players’ injury. However, 2016 will see more of cork…
Together with Amorim, the world’s leading cork producer, through Amorim Cork Ventures, we have put together a program for new businesses that are using cork in a way or another, to build their products. Amorim Cork Ventures has been doing that with several businesses in Portugal, but this time they want to take it even further.
This is why we’ve introduced Cork Challenge in Barcelona. A 2 month acceleration program focussed on these bold businesses that are using cork. With top mentors and the chance of working with the leading company in this industry.
Find out more about this program right here and if you have any question just let us know 🙂
P.S.: If your product or business is not yet using cork, you can still apply! We can help you figure out way to use cork and improve your product.