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Startup Collaboration Programs

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Let's accelerate innovation in paints and coatings – and change the world together.
  • Access 100+ experts on online platform
  • Present your business on world stage
  • Receive tailored collaboration agreement
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Global startup challenge 2021

Startups are about to explore a world of possibilities in the paints and coatings industry – Paint the Future’s second global startup challenge launched May 18. Led by AkzoNobel and powered by thousands of connections around the world, Paint the Future has become the industry’s largest collaborative innovation ecosystem.


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 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 ideas. We’ll work on sustainable business opportunities with winners. Let’s team up – combine your ingenious solutions with our resources and expertise.
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