Transforming waste into


WasteBase is a pioneering platform, that aims to revolutionize the way materials are sourced, utilized, and repurposed in the design industry design industry.

With a background in Industrial Design Engineering, we witnessed firsthand the abundance of residual materials discarded by manufacturers and the untapped potential for these materials to be repurposed into new, valuable products.

WasteBase and her Majesty from The Netherlands at the Dutch Design Week 2023
WasteBase at the Dutch Design Week 2023
"Our goal is to enhance the discoverability of residual streams, enabling their repurposing and contributing to the development of a circular economy."

Romaike Slikker & Ramon de Iongh

We are on a mission to increase the findability and usability of the valuable materials that are discarded every day. We connect material suppliers with designers, facilitating the reuse and repurposing of residual materials. We believe in the power of collaboration and the transformative impact of sustainable design.

Our platform offers a curated selection of high-quality residual materials. Designers can explore our database, discover unique materials, and unlock new creative possibilities for their projects. Through education, collaboration, and innovation, we strive to inspire positive change and drive meaningful impact in the design industry and beyond. Together, we can make a difference—one material at a time.

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Discover a platform where material-driven designers
and innovative manufacturers unite to close the loops.


2017 - 2021

Bachelor of Industrial Design Engineering at AUAS. The recognition of the problem and the need to design circularly arose during this period.

2021 - 2022

Seeding and developing the idea for WasteBase. Participation in the 10K Incubator and 10K Validator programma by the AUAS Venture Centre in Amsterdam.

Summer 2022

WasteBase receives AUAS Launch Grant to set up the first clickable as a prototype to test hypotheses with.

Fall 2022

WasteBase is officially a registered company since 26 October 2022.

Winter 2022

WasteBase receives HBO Take-Off by SIA; this settlement funds a feasibility study.

Spring 2023

Official Launch of WasteBase's beta version of the platform.

Spring 2023

Receiving our first residual material.

Summer 2023

Partaking the AMSIA Awards.

Winter 2023

Collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam where students design with our residual streams.

To be continued...
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