OurkilO’s mission is to close the material loop of recycled bioplastic and reduce carbon emissions in a city- one kilo at a time.
It originated from the Reboot & Reuse project, an art-driven innovation research project by Bastiaan de Nennie and In4Art on rebooting function and form, while closing the material loop for PLA & PET plastic.
In 2021, the project evolved in OurkilO and resulted in a micro-factory in Rotterdam, that investigated a complete solution to replace mass production manufacturing with a customizable, modular and circular system enabled by a digital platform to keep track of the material and CO2 footprint. What if we could reach a 90%+ reduction of CO2 emissions in cities and 100% waste elimination compared to current alternatives.
On September 8th, 2021 we were the winner of the DigiCirc accelerator program and received the first investment. This project has indirectly received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation action programme, via an Open Call for Circular Cities issued and executed under project DigiCirc (grant agreement No 873468).
Read our news items on this project or go to the OurkilO website.
As of 2021, Nov. 1st, OurkilO is registered as an own company and officially the first spin-off of In4Art.
OurkilO also won the P>Act Challenge of the province of Zuid Holland for contributing to the circular economy.
In 2022, OurkilO received the CityLab 010 award to conduct multiple pilots with industrial, festival and household waste.