Innovations in materials and chemistry are currently booming, and with them are the corresponding start-ups. Lohmann together with Brightlands Chemelot Campus launched the joint initiative: the Lohmann-Brightlands Startup Challenge. Start-ups now have the opportunity to apply until the end of 2021.
Those who make it to the "final round" of the Lohmann-Brightlands Startup Challenge will be allowed to start their work at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Sittard-Geleen/Netherlands, an internationally recognized science and innovation hub where leading scientists, entrepreneurs, funding experts and students collaborate to speed up the market introduction of breakthrough chemistry and materials innovations.
Cooperation with startups represents a new chapter for Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG, Neuwied/Germany. The manufacturer of industrial bonding solutions is open to new technology from various directions, making use of its capacity for innovation. Furthermore, the timing is well-chosen, because climate change and growing environmental awareness demand a rethink from many industries and its technologies.
The prerequisite for consideration is an existing start-up concept with proof of principle, in business-language “Technology Readiness Level 3”. At the end of a multi-stage selection process, 2 or 3 winners will be chosen, who will then receive targeted support on their way to becoming successful market protagonists. Candidates can apply here.