- Sign up and create your profile on our collaborative platform
- Submit your solution that fits our challenge theme
- Interact with experts and enrich your solution
- At this stage we are closed for new submissions
- You can still adapt your submission and talk to our experts
- AkzoNobel experts start evaluating the proposals
- Solutions are evaluated by AkzoNobel experts and receive online feedback
- Selected participants are invited to the acceleration event in September
- Build the value proposition and your business model with our experts
- Prepare your final collaboration proposition
- The jury chooses solutions that fit best with the challenges
- Startups that have been selected after the event will receive a letter of intent
- Define the collaboration agreement that fits best for the development of your solution
- Scale your solution and implement with AkzoNobel
Ways to collaborate
AkzoNobel can be the launching customer for your solution.
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With a strategic investment from AkzoNobel, we can help your company scale up and accelerate.
Read more: QLayers, the Netherlands
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