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 FabCafe.com and Loftwork.com news pages, as well as the crQlr official website.