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Creators of the future, get ready! The crQlr Awards 2022 will be accepting applications from September 1st

Creators of the future, get ready! The crQlr Awards 2022 will be accepting applications from September 1st


FabCafe and Loftwork proudly present the second edition of the global award for circular economy ideas and projects

After a highly successful first edition, FabCafe Global and Loftwork Inc. are proud to present the “crQlr Awards (“Circular” Awards) 2022, a competition for projects and ideas that design circular economy. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through the end of October.

Launched in 2021 as Japan’s first award in the field of circular design*, the crQlr Awards aim at supporting companies and people working toward the implementation of circular economy systems. The awards are open to both large and small-scale projects as well as ideas in early planning stages, with the goal of nurturing a community where the players of sustainability can connect across industries and countries, share knowledge and technologies, and create new value.

Last year’s awards attracted 204 projects from 24 countries, and applicants included companies, organizations, startups, and designers. Among them, 63 award-winning projects were presented with “crQlr Certification” kits to support and promote their circular economy initiatives.

The crQlr Awards are not limited to awarding projects, but also aim to create new connections between applicants and the jury members to provide further visibility to unseen initiatives, and to organically connect projects scattered around the world. Last year, a two-day crQlr Summit was held to provide an opportunity for feedback and discussion between the award-winning teams and the award jury. This created an opportunity for international players to exchange opinions from diverse perspectives.
This year’s crQlr Awards will announce further details and open the application open call on Thursday, September 1, via and news pages, as well as the crQlr official website.

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crQlr Awards 2021 Overview

crQlr Awards 2021 Overview

Application period: August 4 – October 22, 2021
Total number of applications: 204 projects / 24 countries
Jury: Ana Laura Cantera, Anita de Wit, Cecilia Tham, David Benjamin, Enrique Lomnitz, Guillaume Charny-Brunet, Mariko McTier, Mohamed Muse Hassan Richard Ekkebus, Singh Intrachooto, Willemijn de Iongh, Akihiro Yasui, Tasuku Kato, Fumio Nanjo, Tatsuya Takeda, Tim Wong, Kalaya Kovidvisith, Kelsie Stewart, Hiroki Tanahashi
Number of projects awarded: 63 projects (see links below for awarded projects).

crQlr Summit 2021 Reports

crQlr Summit 2021 Reports

Here are the reports on the crQlr Summit, a two-day online event that served as a mutual learning camp for award participants, as well as an opportunity to connect with global leading figures of the circular economy.


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