Incorporating innovation and sustainability to move towards the use of only renewable or recycled materials by 2030.

With a commitment to move towards the use of only renewable or recycled materials by 2030, we are partnering with IKEA to explore new innovative solutions for its comfort products with the aim to further reduce environmental impact.

Are you an entrepreneur or innovator specialising in bio-based foam or exploring sustainable foam alternatives?

We’ve partnered with IKEA to find alternatives that can potentially replace polyurethane (PU) foam in line with their objective to move towards the use of only renewable or recycled materials by 2030. By prioritising recycled and renewable materials and exploring alternatives to traditional foam, IKEA is committed to upholding its standards of quality while significantly reducing its environmental impact. 


Through the IKEA Foam Collaboration, innovators specialising in sustainable foam, innovative foam solutions, or alternative foam materials have the opportunity to collaborate with IKEA. Together, we aim to revolutionise the furniture industry by making sustainable solutions accessible to all.


Apply for the IKEA Foam Collaboration today! 

Apply if you

  • Have developed or are developing an innovation, ingredient, or product that reduces the fossil content in flexible or mouldable polyurethane foam for comfort applications, such as mattresses.
  • Are interested in collaborating with IKEA
  • Or your co-founder or business development lead are available on 16, 17 and 18 October, 2024 for an online introductory conversation with IKEA to explore possibilities. 

The timeline

  • Call open: until 28 July, 2024 at 23:59 CEST
  • August: selection by IKEA
  • September: selection announcement to all applicants
  • 16, 17, 18 October: The Roadshow, an online introductory conversation with IKEA 

“We're exploring innovative technologies to replace fossil PU foam with materials that have a better environmental footprint. Sustainability can't be achieved alone. We see the opportunity to collaborate with partners for knowledge and new ideas, combined with our competence and scale to achieve our goals."

Raffaele Giovinazzi
Project Leader Innovation Ventures, IKEA

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