Shaping the future of sugar surfactants
All finalists will be considered for various partnership and funding opportunities, as well as access to our in-house expertise and global markets.
By participating in this challenge, the top two finalists will stand a chance to win CHF 10K and 5k respectively.
If you missed out the live webinar and Q&A session, you can still watch our recording to learn more about Clariant’s Surfactant Open Innovation Challenge.
Exploring new opportunities
2nd generation surfactants deriving from existing compounds
Enhancing current product performances
New applications for new business opportunities
Your journey starts here
Register to participate to our online launch
Deadline for submission
Selection of 15 semi-finalists based on written proposals
15 semi-finalists to meeting CLN experts to refine their proposals
Top 8 finalists to pitch to CLN jury panel and announcement of winners
Submit your proposals for a chance to be rewarded
Top two winners stand to win CHF 10,000 and CHF 5,000 respectively.
In addition, we can help researchers and young enterprises to overcome financial challenges.
Enterprise Europe Network will support EU grant applications for finalists partnering with Clariant in the EU regions (T&Cs apply).
Our global business network is available to amplify your innovation for various regional markets.
Depending on the proposals, the partnership can be explored as research cooperation, joint development, licensing or even commercial/distribution services.
Joint-patent application will apply for if there are new IP from our background IP.
From scientific R&D to business development, we possess vast experience and comprehensive competences.
As a global player with representatives in all relevant markets, our experts can support you along the entire innovation chain.
We can open our labs and facilities to foster your innovation.
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