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Global startup challenge 2021
Startups are pioneering a world of possibilities in the paints and coatings industry to bring surfaces to life – Paint the Future’s second global startup challenge launched on May 18, 2021. Led by AkzoNobel and powered by thousands of connections around the world, Paint the Future has become the industry’s largest collaborative innovation ecosystem.
China Startup Challenge 2021
After a successful inaugural global startup challenge in 2019, and a regional edition taking place in Brazil, it was time for China to show what it could do. The first China startup challenge began on March 1, 2021, with startups invited to submit their innovative solutions to one of the three challenge categories to our collaboration platform. Check out the announcement movie on the left.
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PAINT THE FUTURE 2019
Self-healing microcapsules as anti-corrosive pigment
Automated printing head to coat large surfaces in any weather
Tuning surface functionality with di-block polymers
Autonomous drone that cleans and coats surfaces