The 2019 challenge officially launches on January 8th, 2019, but as of December 1st you can find out about the new challenges and start submitting your ideas to our online challenge platform.

For our 2019 Challenge we are looking for solutions in the following areas:

  • Performance-boosting nano particles
    Do you have the small particle solution to enhance the performance of our customers’ products?
  • From plastic waste to valuable feedstock
    Do you have a solution to help us upcycle polyolefins?
  • Sensing in demanding chemical environments
    Will your innovative sensing solution help our demanding chemical processes approach 100% resource efficiency?
  • Sustainable bio-based surfactants for everyone
    How can we together make 100% bio-based and zero hazard surfactants accessible worldwide?
  • Pushing the frontiers of chemical innovation
    Do you have an innovative idea on how to build a sustainable future together?

From January 8th through March 8th, 2019 our teams of Nouryon experts will work with everyone who submits an idea through our platform to understand their idea, suggest improvements, and explore potential fits with our business. At the end of this two-month period, a jury of Nouryon business and R&D leaders and external experts will select the 20 most promising ideas to participate in a three-day event from May 21st to May 24th in Deventer, the Netherlands.

Questions? Want to sign up?

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