Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition of Imagine Chemistry opens for submissions in January 2018. While the specific challenge areas have evolved with the changing needs of our business, the format of the Challenge remains the same.

How will the 2018 Challenge work?

From January through March 2018, startups and researchers in chemistry are invited to submit ideas related to this year’s challenge areas via our open collaboration platform. On the platform, our experts will work with you to clarify and improve upon your ideas and help your prepare for the challenge.

From the submissions, we will invite 20 teams to join us at the final event in Gothenburg, Sweden May 29 – June 1, 2018. During this event you will work with subject matter experts from AkzoNobel and partners in R&D, finance, business and marketing, to further develop your ideas. The winners will receive the dedicated support they need to give their ideas global impact. 

2018 Challenge Areas

Do you have the solutions to some of the most urgent challenges facing the chemicals industry today?


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