Change Starts with Ideas

The Incubation Network (TIN) is building a thriving circular economy by developing, promoting and incubating innovative technologies, business models and entrepreneurs that prevent ocean plastic pollution in South and Southeast Asia and building the enabling environments they need to succeed. 


TIN will create a connected network of innovators, investors, civil society organisations, and government leaders across South and Southeast Asia. Collectively, they will design and deliver programs that drive investment, innovation, and partnerships for inclusive and gender-responsive waste management & circular economy solutions.


Developed in partnership with the non-profit Ocean Conservancy, The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse is supported by the U.S. State Department and our corporate partners. 


The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse will increase the quality and quantity of companies and programs working to stop plastic leakage to the ocean and environment while also increasing broad-based economic development and job growth, and improving health outcomes.

TIN in Action

Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator

With three million people, Surabaya is the second-largest city in Indonesia and it produces 1,500 to 1,600 tons of waste per day.


Located in Surabaya,  the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) seeks to create a collaborative network for innovative solutions to address challenges in the local waste management system and recycling sector.
 

Managed by The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse and funded with a grant from the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the OPPA works with local and regional waste management and plastic recycling communities and industry to increase both the quantity and quality of waste and recycling entrepreneurs.

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Local Partners for Global Impact

By partnering with existing incubator initiatives, The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse will rapidly scale the number of innovators in the sector in South and Southeast Asia, building out their capacity, and providing acceleration support for those innovations.

We will do this by working with individual entrepreneurs as well as with existing incubators and accelerators, global experts and local governments, among others.

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Focus on Women

Female workers play a role at all levels in the waste management chain, but most dramatically at the bottom.


A primary focus of The Incubation Network by The Circulate Initiative and SecondMuse is to foreground gender in all aspects of the waste collection and recycling and circulate economy systems

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