Resources

Nature knows no waste: everything is circular and waste streams are used as a resource. Waste is the consequence of our current linear economy: production – consumption – waste. This manner of production and consumption is untenable, inefficient and unsustainable. Fortunately, there are enough alternatives to view waste as a resource and close the cycle.

Ifund aims to support and accelerate initiatives based on the concept of a zero-waste world. Notions including the Blue Economy, circular economy and cradle-to-cradle inspire us to think out-of-the-box, whereby design, production, consumption and re-use are applied in such a way that the cycle can be closed. We are looking for innovative solutions to usefully harness current waste streams and to lead them to closed cycles, as well as innovations that facilitate the transition to a circular economy and prevent the origin of waste.

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Tiny Library receives seed investment from ifund and Shamrock

Tiny Library is a Dutch platform where one can rent baby- and children’s products from renowned brands. A consumer thus always has access to a high-quality, like-new product while contributing to a circular economy.  A solid foundation will be built in the Netherlands, before looking abroad for further growth. The ambition is to become a… read more

Management buy-out The Reclaimers

Since 2010, The Reclaimers (formerly known as De Dakdokters Groep) has been active in the construction of green roofs and the development, production, and installation of smart water retention roofs through its subsidiaries De Dakdokters and Metropolder Company. The ifund foundation invested in The Reclaimers in 2017, helping the company to grow and increase its… read more

Investment for MycoTEX by ifund and the ROM Utrecht Region

With this production technology, MycoTEX enables fashon brands to create products which require less energy, water and chemicals than conventional materials such as leather and textiles. Moreover, these products will be assembled in 3D as opposed to 2D, resulting in less waste during the production process. Additionally, the methods lends itself well to local production,… read more

Reliving raises first investment with the ifund Foundation

“Reliving has to be a place where you take a look as soon as you are in search of an interior item,” says Ananda van Doorn, co-founder of Reliving. Since founding the company in 2019, the team is well on its way to realise this vision. With this, Reliving hopes to be a strong voice… read more

The ifund Foundation invests in De Clique

As of now, a large part of organic waste still ends up in the incinerator. As a result, the potential of these residual waste flows is barely utilised. By properly separating these flows and the packaging materials at the source, they can be reused as resources for new products: waste does not exist. De Clique… read more

Bluecity010

Dit iconische pand valt sinds kort in de failliete boedel van het Lips concern en de curator zoekt naar een koper. De ondernemers van RotterZwam hebben het initiatief genomen om met meer ondernemers in contact te komen, die zich richten op een van de circulaire businesscases uit de “the blue economy”, het bekende boek van Gunter Pauli.… read more