June – Arapaha receives funding from LIOF for the development of a meeting room chair.
May – Arapaha is invited by Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) to participate and receive funding in the BB100 project for the development of a rug, backpack and bath mat.
April – We’ve got the keys to our office!
December – Arapaha trust fund is founded by Arapaha B.V.
August – Arapaha B.V. receives a grant from the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland out of the TSE industrie program in collaboration with TNO.
August – Arapaha brand is developed into the Arapaha website; the journey goes public!
June – The city of Maastricht decides to support Arapaha through its Made in Maastricht program.
June – Arapaha B.V. receives a grant from the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland out of the Circulaire Ketenproject program in collaboration with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., Donkersloot Trade B.V. and Mommersteeg Agenturen on fully biobased and recyclable rugs.
May – Arapaha concept receives grant from Stimulus for an MIT-Zuid feasibility study on the molecular recycling of biobased products.
April – Arapaha concept receives a second GIST grant from Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland on a feasibility study for circular biobased tufted bath mats.
December – Arapaha brand concept, look & feel is developed in cooperation with Kindly Made and GoodDay.
October – Arapaha concept receives a GIST grant from Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland on the recycling of PLA based composites.
August – Arapaha BV is founded by Ekkehart BV & Kiduara BV with the focus on combining designing with advanced biobased materials with circularity and molecular recycling.
March – Ekkehart receives the grant from the EU’s Worth Project Program for the design of a fully recyclable desk lamp.
January – Kiduara BV is founded by Josse Kunst with focus on circularity and molecular recycling.
June – Ekkehart BV is founded by Jörn Behage with focus on designing with advanced biobased materials.
May – Ekkehart BV is invited into Brightlands Innovation Factory, Incubation program for start-ups.