January 8, 2019

Paint the future

The AkzoNobel Logo Startup Challenge
Let's accelerate innovation in paints and coatings – and change the world together.
  • Connect with the industry’s brightest minds

  • Accelerate your startup solution

  • Join a colorful ecosystem

  • Explore joint development opportunities

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Ready to stir things up?

We can't wait!

We're excited to connect with the innovators behind the world's coolest and most revolutionary developments.
Paint the Future is open to early stage tech companies and institutes around the world. Our collaborative approach puts you in touch with expert advice, resources and connections to help you accelerate, test, launch and scale your idea. We'll work on sustainable business opportunities with winners. Let's team up – combine your ingenious solutions with our resources and expertise.

Challenge timeline

Here’s a quick look at the adventure ahead.

Challenge launch
January 8, 2019

Join our online platform to start submitting, discussing and enriching ideas.

Submission deadline
March 5, 2019

We close to new submissions, but community enrichment of solutions continues.

Community engagement continues
March 2019

Solutions are evaluated and receive online feedback.

Feedback and selection
Early April 2019

Selected participants will be invited to join the finals event.

Finals event
22-24 May 2019 Amsterdam

Selected participants work with domain experts to bring solutions to the next level.

Collaboration agreements
Late May 2019

The most promising solutions are offered joint development agreements.

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"The future's a blank canvas – this is an exciting opportunity to help us paint it."
Klaas Kruithof
Chief Technology Officer, AkzoNobel
March
16
2019

SXSW Conference & Festivals

Austin, TX
Unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries.
April
8
2019

2019 CoatingsTech Conference

Cleveland, OH
The 2019 ACA CoatingsTech Conference offers an unprecedented opportunity for all levels of coatings professionals to participate and learn from each other.
May
9
2019

TNW 2019

Amsterdam (NL)
A technology festival where international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups collide. For two days of business and knowledge sharing.

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