Take your solutions to the next level. Work with us as equal partners to turn your innovative ideas into reality.

At Nouryon, we are looking for ways to create a more sustainable future through chemistry. We believe that collaboration will help us be the best company we can be and lead the way to a more sustainable chemical industry.

Through our Imagine Chemistry program, we invite your team to work with us as equal partners to tackle some of our most urgent chemistry-related challenges and turn your innovative ideas into reality. Find out more here and view our 2019 challenges here.


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Why join? 

A year’s worth of meetings in three days: During the finals event, you get the chance to meet subject matter experts from across the value chain, all in one place in just three days, so you can save months of time and effort and quickly get the feedback you need to move forward.

What people say

“At Nouryon we have a worldwide network of strong customer relationships and extensive experience in the safe and sustainable production of many chemicals. Through Imagine Chemistry, we offer the means to give your solutions global impact. I’m looking forward to seeing your ideas in 2019.”

-Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director RD&I & Sustainability, Nouryon

"We really think that Nouryon has differentiated itself with Imagine Chemistry. We’ve seen the spectrum of large players across different sectors, and Nouryon is certainly showcasing itself as a leader."

-Alp Kucukelbir, Fero Labs


"When I go back to my company and explain this experience to the supervisors above me, it’s going to be an eye-opening paradigm shift for them, because nobody in the US is pursuing collaborative research in quite the manner that Nouryon is doing with Imagine Chemistry."

-Alex Grous, Green Lizard Technology

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The winners of Imagine Chemistry 2018

During the 2018 edition of Imagine Chemistry we invited 10 startups and research groups to officially collaborate with us to move their ideas towards commercialization. Find out more about the winners here

The four joint development agreement winners (left to right): Green Lizard Technologies, Water Knight, Fero Labs, and Solugen

Questions? Want to sign up?

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Minke Janssens Innovation Analyst RD&I Operations at Nouryon