“Industry 5.0” - circularity combined with digitization - is the next step in the evolution of manufacturing and business. We start to see a world where humans and machines collaborate to create a personalized product or experience for the consumer. Production becomes circular, benefitting the planet, protecting our resources, and rewarding efficiency.
We are looking for the world’s most promising technology-focused startups at multiple stages of development (prototype stage through commercialization), seeking pre-seed and seed funding and pilot projects. Our partners are leaders in logistics, consumer brands, e-commerce, transportation, and the public sector. Together, we will find solutions to make today’s businesses more efficient and sustainable, and lead Industry 5.0, the Industrial Circular Economy.
Participating startups will have the opportunity for commercial pilots, R&D partnerships, and strategic investment. We accept applicants throughout the year.
Applicants must be post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away) or fully commercialized, with breakthrough technologies or new business models. They may be across many areas in the movement of people and goods (urban, cross-country, and around the world).
We are looking for early-stage startups with technologies in areas such as:
CO2 Capture & Reduction
New & Upcycled Materials
Sustainable Supply Chain
Starting our journey with Sente helped us to think and act globally from day one. We established important connections with partners and investors thanks to their network and their long-term support helped us to make better decisions and pursue new opportunities.
Mete Özturk & Anil Uzengi
Co-Founders, Stroma Vision
The primary objective of this investment program is to seek out startups in circular economy and digital transformation where they intersect with manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors, to connect to customer projects and make early-stage investments in a select few.
Success may be defined differently for each participating startup but may generally include:
A commercial pilot
An R&D collaboration
A strategic investment or joint venture
A go-to-market partnership
A pre-seed or seed stage investment from
Sente or its investment partners