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Ovark Bio -Polymer Concepts: Creating Sustainable Cities, C

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Advancing the opportunities of Bio economy, Sustainable Cities and Circular economy , Employment opportunities in Agriculture in the E

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A wide range of renewable, bio-based materials are currently being used to create biopolymers for plastic—from  potatoes, sugarcane, or corn. These plant-based materials are being used on a commercial scale to produce bio polymers for the packaging Industry in Europe.

“A number of issues are pushing bioplastics’ usage up, most notably large brand owners moving to advance sustainability and green packaging initiatives. Therefore  the  renewable feedstock  required  to guarantee  sustainable  operation and development of the bioplastics  and  bioeconomy  must be available in sufficient quantities, at a suitable and guaranteed quality, and at competitive prices—for all branches of the bioeconomy. Since this is currently not the case, the scale-up of production capacities and market penetration of bioplastic products in Europe is hampered,

We ‘ll offer  Agriculture   through   Smart farming  to meet the required  renewable feedstock by the industry,  to Prototype Plastic and polymer components to Companies and Brands, 

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What is the problem you are solving?

 I  am  working  to  solve a Circular Economy issues:  On How  we can make  Bio Plastics and polymer renewable, repairable, reusable and  recyclable. 

Plastic Packaging is a growing problem  in focus in the EU and  the world over, causing climate change emission pollution from fossil sourced production and  ocean plastic pollution after use and quick discard model as  we see in urban cities around the world, which the world hopes to tackle through Bioeconomy, Circular economy, New Plastic economy Business Models  for a  Sustainable cities and  sustainable Green World.

The contributing factors is that Cheap, flexible and multipurpose Plastics which have become the ubiquitous material of today’s fast-moving economy lead to that. Modern society of  today – and our business – relies on it. The linear ‘take-make-dispose’ model of consumption means that products get manufactured, bought, used once or twice for the purpose they were made, and then thrown away. 

 In Europe most  consumer goods company  want to change it. have adopted to Transform their use of plastic packaging to be 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.  We want to help them to meet the target by supplying renewable feedstock’s from agriculture

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Who are you serving?

We are serving the chemical and materials production industries in Europe and America, who receives our agricultural feedstock supplies as well as our plastic waste collection and process them into renewable bio materials for the production of different types of bio plastics, bio polymers  material pellets and  sell to   the manufacturers and  smart  industries who then use these materials to produce  and to  prototype these bio plastic made components including food packing, drinks bottling,  products packaging , labeling, products containers, , components, fibers , solvents, lubricants, production, cosmetics  chemicals, and many other materials, chemicals,  components, products  made of  bio plastics, bio polymers , polymer admixtures, polymer coatings, polymer fibers

Ovark Bio Plastics  will  partners with  many Smart Labs and chemical and material industries    in   the US, Europe  on the development  of   innovative  Manufacturing models ,  production and supply chain of required renewable feedstock for the production of the polymers  from our smart farms in Europe and Africa and  the  Recycling engagement  solution of bio plastics and bio polymer  materials.  They will also help us to secure lands and set up our smart farms, wastes collections and management business training and support until we set in Europe.

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Describe your Solution and how it works?

A wide range of renewable, bio-based materials are currently being used to create biopolymers for plastic—from byproducts of baking and juice processing, to  potatoes, and pine needles,  potatoes, sugarcane, or corn to produce plastics seemed fantastic. Today these plant-based materials are being used on a commercial scale  by chemical and material industries in the EU, UK and the US and by startups, universities, and technology centers to produce bio plastics and bio polymers for the packaging Industry and other commercial use  in Europe. THERE  IS A GREAT GAP IN MEETING THE NEED FOR THESE RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK,  AND URGENCY TO MEETING  THEM AS NEEDED  KEEP INCREASING AND FEEDSTOCK MUST ENCOURAGE SUPPLY FOR MORE COMPANIES TO ADOPT  BIO ECONOMY AND NEW PLASTIC GOAL.

What Products or Services are you providing  to the Population?

Ovark will SUPPLY  renewable  feedstock Products to the Chemical and Material Industries  as well as to the Brands needing plastic / Polymer packaging solution, bottling solution , or labeling Solution.   Therefore,   Ovark Farms a subsidiary of Ovark Global  will face the agricultural  side and operate several Smart farming  business  in the EU, UK, US to supply these Chemical Industries with   the required  renewable feedstock of Corns , Potatoes, Vegetables, Vegetable oil, Sugarcane etc.  They will also run a plastic   wastes collection ,  waste cleaning , profiling, labeling and supplies back to Chemical and Material industries for recycling purposes.

Ovark Bio Plastics Concept, on the other hand  will run as a  Digital Production Factory: to Design,  Prototype Plastic and polymer components to Companies and Brands,  offer 3D Printing to Design and Prototype Concepts to companies and brands, and use the support  technology  ioT Internet of Things  companies to mass produce approved  bio plastic concepts and components prototypes  to brands,  to  Fully build out the current prototype version  of these   Food Packaging solutions, Products   packaging  Container Solutions, Products Sachets solution,  Cans products  and Can Coating epoxy coating solution, Paper packing coating  Solutions, Products Capping Solutions, Products Labelling Solutions, Products Packaging Coatings Solutions, Products Major Production Content  solutions, especially to for  Recycling solutions during the months of  engagement  in the Lab

What is the Process and technology you are using?    Many Technologies are integral to our solution, including 3D Printing, Internet of Things ioTs, Digital Smart Factory Technology, Smart Agricultural Farms etc.

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  • Increase production of renewable and recyclable raw materials for products and packaging
  • Enable recovery and recycling of complex products
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Where is your solution team headquartered?

Abuja, Nigeria
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Our solution's stage of development:

Prototype

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More about your solution

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New application of an existing technology

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Describe what makes your solution innovative.

One of the most exciting developments in biopolymers of late is PHA. “PHA is a very interesting, exciting, and innovative material that has been in development for a while and has now finally entered the market at commercial scale,” she says. “PHA polyesters are 100-percent bio-based and feature a wide variety of physical and mechanical properties, including improved barrier properties suitable for food packaging.” PHA is biodegradable and compostable not only in industrial composting plants, but also in other environments, such as marine waters, she elaborates.

PHAs are polyesters produced in nature by numerous microorganisms, including through bacterial fermentation of sugar or lipids. When produced by bacteria, they serve as both a source of energy and as a carbon store. More than 150 different monomers can be combined within this family to produce biodegradable materials with extremely different properties that can be used in the production of bioplastics. They can be either thermoplastic or elastomeric materials, with melting points ranging from 40°C to 180°C.

Danimer Scientific is one company bringing PHA technology to the market. According to the company, its Nodax™ PHA material is robust enough for high-speed processing, won’t melt, crack, or flake when exposed to extended sunlight, preserves food and other stored goods better than the PHA products from many of its competitors, and is cost-competitive with and performs as well or better than most petrochemical plastics.

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Describe the core technology that your solution utilizes.

Many Technologies are integral to our solution, including 3D Printing, Internet of Things ioTs, Digital Smart Factory Technology etc.

3D printing.

Food packaging design is increasingly dependent upon 3D printing because of the many advantages the technology offers. The main uses of 3D printing in industry, in general, are prototyping, the creation of replacement parts, model creation, the creation of jigs and fixtures, and A/B testing of products and their package designs.

3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Food Packaging Design Prototyping Rather than taking months, as prototyping can do with older technologies, it can be done in weeks using 3D printing technology. Yet, the packaging industry has not embraced 3D printing with the fervor of other industries. Prototypes made with 3D printing can include full-color text and graphics. Additionally, necessary design changes (to shape, or label content, for example) can be incorporated into improved prototypes within a matter of days. Ultimately, this accelerates time to market. 

 

IoT Internet of Things Technology:

IoT Internet of Things Technology is another technology applicable to my proposal. After prototyping and approval secured, Manufacturers in high volume industries are increasing production, product quality and reducing defects/liability using the latest machine vision technology  called ioTs from companies like  Advantech. Some ioTs such as Advantech's  automated visual inspection solutions verify product quality across food and beverage, farms

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Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
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Why do you expect your solution to address the problem?

Starch-based biopolymers

Thermoplastic starch is a category of biopolymers derived from carbohydrates such as potatoes, tapioca, corn, maize, or rice, among others. Starch is a naturally-occurring biopolymer that, once plasticized, can be thermally processed and handled on traditional extrusion, injection-molding, blow-molding, or thermoforming equipment. TPS is then blended with polymers such as polyethylene or PLA to create a biodegradable alternative made partially or entirely from renewable resources that offers the same—or better—characteristics than 100% polymer blends.

One relative newcomer to the manufacture of TPS is BiologiQ. According to company COO Dale Brockman, what differentiates its potato starch-based material is that BiologiQ converts high-crystalline starch powder into a low-crystalline, mostly amorphous, thermoplastic resin. BiologiQ’s NuPlastiQ TPS is made in pellet form and contains less than 1% moisture, so it’s easy to blend with petroleum-based plastic resins.

Explains Brockman, when NuPlastiQ is mixed with conventional resins, the resulting Bioblend™, or “eco-alloy,” becomes a completely new molecule. “A good analogy is a real metal alloy,” he continues. “If you take copper and zinc and make brass, the strength of the brass is stronger than the copper and the zinc alone. In the same way, if you blend NuPlastiQ with petroleum-based resins, the properties change. Because NuPlastiQ has a higher modulus, or strength, than most polyolefins, Bioblends can be used to make plastic products that are stronger than those made with pure polyolefins.

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Select the key characteristics of the population your solution serves.

  • Women & Girls
  • Peri-Urban Residents
  • Very Poor/Poor
  • Low-Income
  • Middle-Income
  • Persons with Disabilities
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In which countries do you currently operate?

  • Nigeria
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In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
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How many people are you currently serving with your solution? How many will you be serving in one year? How about in five years?

we are currently serving markets in Nigeria and food stores,

by next year , we would have gone to Europe to serve many chemical and material industries in Europe , may be 5 million people will reached by scaling with international food and beverage brands in Europe.

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What are your goals within the next year and within the next five years?

In the next one year , Ovark Bio Plastics Concepts  will partner with Several innovative small Project Development Project Labs in Europe, US  and large companies responding  to consumer demands towards a more  sustainable plastics economy.

2) Engagement:  Ovark Bio Plastics  will    partners with  many Smart Labs    in   the US, Europe  on the developmemt  of   innovative  Manufacturing and Recycling solution of bio plastics material for Packaging Solution. Prototypes for Popular Brands including  International Food and Beverage Brands, Cosmetics and Home Care Cleaning Detergent Brands, Pharmaceuticals  and  Medical Brands, Electronic and Communication Gadgets manufacturing Brands,   and helping them to tackle the next frontier of their Food Packaging solutions, Products Containers Solutions, Products Sachets’ and Cans Solutions, Products Capping Solutions, Products Labelling Solutions, Products Packaging Coatings Solutions, Products Major Production Content  solutions, especially to for  Recycling solutions, and  to co creation of prototype  solution especially  in the development of    manufacturing and recycling solution  of bio plastics solutions with a demanding  companies in the EU or in the US.

3)  to have Fully build  our farms and to have  prototyped for  some    Food Packaging solutions, Products Containers Solutions, Products Sachets’ and Cans  and Can Coating, Paper packing coating  Solutions, Products Capping Solutions, Products Labelling Solutions, Products Packaging Coatings Solutions, Products Major Production Content  solutions, especially to for  Recycling solutions during the months of  engagement  in the Lab

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What are the barriers that currently exist for you to accomplish your goals for the next year and for the next five years?

Securing partners in Europe , who will co develop farms with us, co design and prototype with, help us with business development and connection.

Financing , Visa support and basic training.

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How are you planning to overcome these barriers?

i am planning to use business development services from some of startup accelerators from Europe especially from France

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About your team

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For-Profit

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If you selected Other, please explain here.

Ovark Global Enterprises is an early stage startup , registered in nigeria in 2015, Ovark Bio Plastic and Ovark Farms are subsidiaries firm of Ovark Global Enterprises. not yet part of any big organisation.

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How many people work on your solution team?

My team comprised  of 5 members, Myself Mr. Osinachi Dike Iwuala Nwaeto ( CEO),  Mr. Echezona Dike Iwuala, Mrs. Onyeka Odenigbo, Mr. Chukwuebuka Dike

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For how many years have you been working on your solution?

one year plus now

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Why are you and your team best-placed to deliver this solution?

I, Osinachi Dike Iwuala Nwaeto, aged 44 years, holds B.Sc. Sociology, and over 17 years experience in the industry,  the  CEO Ovark Global Enterprises.;   I am have over fifteen years work experiences in building and construction industry, including as a Production manager at FN Block and Concrete Electric Pole industries, Manager at Melborne Realtors and Facility Manager, Sales Representative at Linksme -  a Canadian hotel development consultancy, Decoration Concepter at MIGHTY HOMES – an interior design company. I was also trained by ROYALUX DESIGN on Epoxy floor, 3D Floor, Polymer coated floor. These  companies worked on high profiled jobs within  hotels, embassies, restaurants, shopping malls,   private residential homes and  at  government offices  and  now i am into Private business.


Mr. Echezona Dike Iwuala 35 year's, vocationally trained on Window fabrication and installation, on Interior Design, and have worked  in several companies as Production manager. He was  the Production manager at Lento  Aluminium Nigeria, he was also import clearing agent with Salagama Nigeria ltd. He has worked also with many manufacturing companies including  as production manager at  Chuks Block industry ltd, he holds Senior Secondary school certificate

Mr. Chukwuebuka Dike Iwuala  aged  30 years , vocationally trained Epoxy Floors installation,  3D Floors, Insulated Floors, . Our current staff is 15 and operates at our  Block industry factory

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With what organizations are you currently partnering, if any? How are you working with them?

We are working on on it, but none for now. we are applying to program in France, Netherlands, Denmark

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Your business model & funding

What is your business model?

Ovark Global is structured into various trade labels, including - Ovark Blocks and Paving Precast Solution - which produces Concrete Blocks, Kerbs, Paving Stones, Paving Slates;   - Ovark Bricks and  Stone Veena Wall Tiles - which produces Walls  Decorative and Insulation wall brick made from Clay, Soil, Sand,  and other industrial wastes like stone dusts from Quarry , Saw dusts from Saw mills, and other Polymer cements add mixtures to create artificial stone veneer;  --Ovark Architectural Precast Solutions Industry which produces Worktops mould made from Polymer Cement, Wall Panels,  Wall Caps, mould Stairs case panels ; Decorative lamp holders,  made from plastics and Decorative Wall Panels made from Plastics;    -- Ovark Design Concepts - our Service arm that handles Projects on Interior Design, Building Decorations, Landscaping, Floors remodelling including Epoxy Floors, 3D Floors, Insulated floor,  Metallic floor, made from  Polymeric Marble look alike  textures. Floors, Walls and runs the promotion of our   Showroom and Online trade facilitation;   -- Ovark Green Homes Investment Project - accronimed   (OGHIP - 2030 Project ) which is  our investment arm that ventures into Green Homes Development as Investor. and now Ovark farms

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What is your path to financial sustainability?

I will raise money from grants, sponsorship's and investments from partners and our self.

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Why are you applying to Solve?

I am interested in the program and I am applying to participate so as to boost our entrepreneurship skills at Ovark Global as we enter international arena. As we plan to come to the program with arrays of Proposals, and business challenge, and with an intention to lunch our new business idea of using Plastics, Plastic wastes, Polymer , Polymer Cement, Impregnated Polymer Cement, Polymeric Coatings material to develop new products in the built environment and interior design industry . Therefore I applied because I thought that the program will bring Denmark’s creativity and ideas to HELP solve a real business challenge. The will enable us to get in touch with like-minded entrepreneurs and experts from various backgrounds as well as form an is an intensive hands-on project to create new products or services that meet those needs, and develop innovative business models. You will learn to think and act like an entrepreneur, a valuable skillset for YOUR career.

While a lot have been done by most European technology companies in their effort towards addressing the challenges posed by climate change through innovation and enabling technology such as Biotechnology, Chemistry, Process Technology, Automation, Manufacturing technology to help decoupulate from linear production to circular economy business models, a lot still need to be done, particularly in getting to commercialise the products of these technologies, tapping innovative opportunities they are offering to impact, to scale and to transform the society into Circular Economy.

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What types of connections and partnerships would be most catalytic for your solution?

  • Business model
  • Technology
  • Distribution
  • Funding and revenue model
  • Talent or board members
  • Monitoring and evaluation
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With what organizations would you like to partner, and how would you like to partner with them?

We want to partner with organisation that will connect us to Chemical and Material Industries in Europe  who will need our Bio renewable feed stock supplies from farm,

who will mentor us on European cultural and business models through, training, workshops, 


 

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If you would like to apply for the AI Innovations Prize, describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. If you are not already using AI in your solution, explain why it is necessary for your solution to be successful and how you plan to incorporate it.

we will  like to apply for the AI Innovations Prize, describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. 

i will like to apply for the AI Innovation Prize, we will utilize the Prize to facilitate our moving to Europe and meeting Business visa financial requirement of startup visa program, and to startup our business in Europe.

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If you would like to apply for the GM Prize on Circular Economy, describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution.

we will  like to apply for the GM Prize on Circular Economy,      , describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. 

i will like to apply for the AI Innovation Prize, we will utilize the Prize to facilitate our moving to Europe and meeting Business visa financial requirement of startup visa program, and to startup our business in Europe

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If you would like to apply for the Innovation for Women Prize, describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution.

we will  like to apply for the   Innovation for Women Prize    , describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. 

i will like to apply for the AI Innovation Prize, we will utilize the Prize to facilitate our moving to Europe and meeting Business visa financial requirement of startup visa program, and to startup our business in Europe

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If you would like to apply for the Innospark Ventures Prize, describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. If your solution utilizes data, describe how you will ensure that the data is sourced, maintained, and used ethically and responsibly.

we will  like to apply for the  Innospark Ventures Prize   , describe how you and your team will utilize the prize to advance your solution. 

i will like to apply for the AI Innovation Prize, we will utilize the Prize to facilitate our moving to Europe and meeting Business visa financial requirement of startup visa program, and to startup our business in Europe

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