KPMG 

KPMG Innovation Consulting gives clients the tools they need to get the best out of themselves and their organizations. From organizing to partnering, from generating ideas to calculating return on your innovations, KPMG can help.

KPMG has a strong track record in supporting organizations, especially large organizations, on their innovation journey in general and working with startups in particular. Their proven techniques for innovation help us crowdsource ideas in a focused way, reduce our time to market and increase our chances of successful collaborations. They will be present at the final event for expert sessions or a masterclass and a KPMG representative will be a member of the jury. They offer a business support award to the most suitable finalist of Imagine Chemistry to further refine their business case and route to market.

Icos Capital

Icos Capital’s distinct and successful business model to finance cleantech innovations integrates the classical venture capital approach with the market experience, market access and technical expertise of larger corporations. Icos and its corporate partners support startups in their quest to become market leaders in the form of strategic partnerships and hands on assistance. 

Our partnership with Icos enables us to reach a large network of suitable potential startups to join the Challenge, and their experience in coaching startups helps us build a solid relationship with the selected finalists. They will be present at the final event for expert sessions or a masterclass and one Icos representative will be a member of the jury. They will hand out an investment award to the most suitable finalist of Imagine Chemistry.

Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. Because understanding the underlying technology is critical to making informed business decisions, its analyst team is comprised of scientists and engineers, most with advanced degrees from leading universities worldwide. Coupled with their deep understanding of business management, Lux Research analysts provide critical, data-driven insights on markets, technologies, and strategy to corporate executives, investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs across industries.

Lux Research brings this knowledge and expertise to Imagine Chemistry to give input on the selection process and help us assess the finalists. They will be present at the final event for expert sessions or a masterclass and one Lux representative will be a member of the jury. They offer a business support award to the most suitable finalist of Imagine Chemistry.

StartupDelta

StartupDelta is a public-private partnership established to position the Netherlands as an international hub for innovation, currently represented by special envoy Constantijn van Oranje. With their unique access to all layers of government, corporations and the main innovation hubs, they aim to strengthen and increase connections within the Dutch startup ecosystem. As part of their activities, StartupDelta organizes StartupFest Europe, an event designed to connect European startups with investors, scientists and corporate organizations.

Together we are working to support startups in the chemical industry and we are also a founding partner in StartupFest Europe. Our partnership with StartupDelta focuses on developing business opportunities stemming from Imagine Chemistry. Contributors to Imagine Chemistry have access to the network of StartupDelta and can participate in StartupFest Europe to gain exposure to the investors, scientists and corporate organizations in that community.

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