The Challenge was open for submissions between January 10th and March 17th. After this, a jury of AkzoNobel business, R&D leaders and prominent international experts selects the 20 most promising solutions and startups to participate in a collaborative final event (all expenses covered) from May 29 to June 1 at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. During this event the finalists get personal feedback from AkzoNobel and partners’ experts in R&D, finance, startups, open innovation and marketing, as well as senior management and potential investors to further develop your solutions.
Who can participate?
We are focused on startups with a proof of concept who can actively work on making their idea or solution a success. If you are not a startup, but for example a researcher who has already developed and tested a concept, we invite you to join as well.