Startup ForumCategory: Startup CompetitionsPaint the Future || the AkzoNobel global startup challenge 2019
Ally van der Boon asked 1 month ago

AkzoNobel is a global leader in the paints & coating industry. No need to worry if you aren’t currently in or have considered being active in this industry. Our startup challenge Paint the Future is geared to go beyond traditional paints & coatings. Think about the endless possibilities of every surface in the world and what new technologies and solutions we can introduce and scale together.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
Let’s accelerate innovation in paints and coatings – and change the world together.
>> Connect with the industry’s brightest minds
>> Accelerate your startup solution
>> Join a colorful ecosystem
>> Explore joint development opportunities
2019 CHALLENGE THEMES
Smart application: How could your solution change or improve the way customers apply our products?
Enhanced functionality: What exciting new functionality can your technology offer to make coatings cleaner, more responsive or adaptive?
Circular solutions: How would your solution enable circular use of materials at any point in our value chain?
Life science infusion: How can your solution, containing bio-active technology, help bring better performance or innovative features to our coatings?  
Predictable performance: How can we collect and augment data more innovatively to make predictions for real world surface performance more accurate?
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
If you are a startup, scale-up, university or research institute and your solution is further then an idea but something tried and tested and ready to apply by consumers and/or at industrial scale, please join us!
HOW DOES IT WORK
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Submit: Via our online platform by registering HERE
Prize: Every submission receives feedback from expert community, finalists invited to a 3-day event in Amsterdam, winners receive collaboration agreements