Upcoming Webinar for the GC3 Startup Network

AkzoNobel’s Startup Challenge Imagine Chemistry: Advancing Sustainability Through Collaborative Innovation

Tue, Dec 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


AkzoNobel is a leading global paints, coatings and specialty chemicals company with a core belief that sustainability is vital to the success of the company, society and the planet and that collaboration is the way to stay ahead in the rapidly advancing world of chemistry. Imagine Chemistry is part of a set of open innovation activities at AkzoNobel, designed to form links with startups, create valuable partnerships, and identify sustainable business opportunities for the company. Imagine Chemistry is a co-development partnership the program and the on-line platform give innovators the right access, acceleration and means to develop their concepts and spread them across the world.

In 2017, three winners were awarded joint development agreements with AkzoNobel to help bring their ideas to market. Seven other startups were awarded prizes, including a joint research agreement, business development expert advice and research support.

Following the success of the first edition, Imagine Chemistry will be launched again in January of 2018 by AkzoNobel with its partner KPMG.

In this webinar, presenters from AkzoNobel will provide an overview of the Imagine Chemistry program, how it works, winners from last year and debut the details on the challenge areas for the 2018 challenge. Presenters from Renmatix, a finalist in the 2017 challenge, and currently engaged in a joint development agreement with AkzoNobel, will discuss their experience and provide advice to startups for the 2018 edition.


   Danny Haynes           jeremy austin 
  Danny Haynes 
Common Application Team Leader and
Challenge Team Member Imagine Chemistry 2017




Jeremy Austin
Director, Business Development