We're a leading global paints and coatings company and major producer of specialty chemicals.
The aim of the AkzoNobel Chemicals Startup Challenge, launched in conjunction with KPMG, is to identify interesting startups and solutions that have a strategic fit with AkzoNobel's businesses and develop partnerships with them.
The challenge will give the winners the chance to see their ideas become a commercial reality.
''We are looking for ways to create a more sustainable and liveable world through chemistry,'' explained Peter Nieuwenhuizen, RD&I Director for AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business.
''We believe that, with all of our shared knowledge of chemistry, we can work with startups to solve some of life?s biggest problems.''