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ABB Accelerating Circularity
Startup Challenge 2023

Accelerate circularity together with us


Leading the way to a circular future

We are looking for solutions to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use for as much as possible and regenerating the natural system. If you want to collaborate with us to create a thriving economy that can benefit everyone within the limits of our planet, please join our challenge. 

Watch introduction video

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Winner award: collaboration project worth 30,000 USD

Our journey

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Teaming up with ABB Experts

for 10 days


Motion Drive Products
Anne Franzas
Global Product Manager Circularity


Motion Services
Salomé Iglesia
Global Division

Portfolio Manager


Electrification Service
Matthew Wise
Global Head of Strategy & Business Development


Get awarded with a 6 months Special Membership (value $10K)
SynerLeap – ABB's growth hub

  • Matchmaking with ABB organization, partners and startups

  • Get support in navigating ABB and a tailored introduction to ABB’s experts and scientists

  • Meet ABB’s customers together with ABB

  • Explore possibilities for pilots and POC's paid by ABB's R&D and business organization

  • Participate in events and workshops arranged by SynerLeap, ABB and our partners

  • Increase the visibility and network 


Access to Microsoft technologies and experts

  • Get access to the Microsoft for Startups program with a wide variety of Microsoft technologies (incl. up to $150’000.- of Azure credits)

  • Earn exclusive one-on-one sessions with Microsoft experts

  • Network with Microsoft representatives of a field of interest





Let’s write the future. Together.
ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

SynerLeap powered by ABB
By bringing startups, ABB, industrial partners and our customers together through our innovation growth hub SynerLeap, we ignite innovation transfer across industries, ranging from industrial automation, and robotics to grid technologies, smart cities, buildings and transportation technologies. So far we have created more than 220 collaborations, together with our 180 startup members from 26 countries. SynerLeap brings in up to 4 new members monthly, and one new ABB collaboration is starting every week. Sandvik, Microsoft, Intertek, Hitachi Energy, Epiroc and IBM are just a few examples of our partners that together bring value into our entrepreneurial ecosystem. 
We are open to international members!

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft)
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With the dedicated Microsoft for Startups Program, Microsoft helps cloud-based startups with a B2B focus grow
and scale through a global ecosystem of customers and partners. The focus is on building a long-term partnership with the startup, while ensuring that
intellectual property is always owned by the inventors and founders.

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