The competition was launched to tackle chemistry-related challenges.
The competition was launched to tackle chemistry-related challenges.

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has announced the 13 finalists for the 2019 edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge.

According to the company, the competition was launched to tackle chemistry-related challenges, and the 2019 edition attracted more than 160 ideas from startups, scale-ups, university spin-outs, and other potential partners. Winners are granted awards ranging from joint development and research agreements to support from partners.

‘I’m impressed by the quality of submissions and the ideas of this year’s finalists are highly interesting,’ said AB Ghosh, managing director Surface Chemistry at Nouryon. ‘I’m looking forward to see who we’ll be working with to help drive sustainable growth in the future.’

This story uses material from Nouryon, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.