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NIKE CIRCULAR
INNOVATION CHALLENGE

 
 
 
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THINKERS, MAKERS, DESIGNERS AND ENGINEERS:

It’s time to turn innovation inside out. To rethink how we make things.

It’s time to create better and waste less. 

 
 

We’re calling on you to help us create solutions that will take us one big step closer to a sustainable future.

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Show us what you’ve got by May 1, 2018.

 

choose your challenge

 

The Nike Circular Innovation Challenge consists of two distinct but connected calls for innovation proposals.

 
 
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Create new products using Nike Grind materials.

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Develop new technologies to advance footwear recycling.

 

Sustainable innovation is a team sport

 

Together we can make real strides toward a circular future, where every molecule of waste—from recycled shoes to manufacturing scrap—is utilized in new products.

We are already doing a lot.

Nike has been recycling sneakers since 1990, recovering more than 30 million pairs and creating more than 1 billion square feet of sport surfaces around the world with Nike Grind.

We lead the industry in turning plastic bottle waste into high-performance footwear and apparel – recycling more than 3 billion bottles since 2000 that might otherwise pollute our parks and oceans.

And while we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, we're eager to do more.

Join us in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Submit your bold ideas to the Nike Circular Innovation Challenge.

We can’t wait to see what you dream up. 

 
 
 

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

material recovery
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Learn more about what we’re doing to power and protect the future of sport through Sustainable Business & Innovation:

Sustainable Innovation at Nike

About Nike Grind