Berger Paints Nigeria Open Innovation Challenge Information Session and Q&A

Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa in partnership with Berger Paints Nigeria invites you to attend an online launch of our Open Innovation Challenge to find innovative solutions for the valorisation of expired paints.

Event Details


12.00 - 13.30


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Welcome & Introduction
Introduction to Global Alliance Africa and Open Innovation
Introduction to Berger Paints Nigeria
Berger Paints Nigeria – Innovation Challenge for Valorisation of Expired Paints
Application Information


The goal of Global Alliance Africa’s Open Innovation intervention is to help African companies find innovative solutions to technical problems that their traditional supply chains cannot solve. We do this by promoting cross-sectoral innovation transfer from organisations beyond their usual supply chains. Using our bespoke platform, we run Innovation Exchange Challenges to match real industry problems for large businesses with innovative companies or academic institutions who can provide novel, market ready solutions to those problems.

About the Challenge

Global Alliance Africa and Berger Paints Nigeria are looking for innovative solutions to convert aged paints, and paint fractions and components into usable paints and other beneficial products. The innovation should have wide applicability and scalability to help transform this worldwide waste stream into commercially valuable outputs. Solutions are invited from, but not limited to, the following sectors: Chemistry, Coatings, Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Plastics, Recycling, Design, Construction.

Up to GBP 25,000 seed funding (Subject to T&C) is available for this challenge and Africa-based entrants, UK-based entrants and those from RoW are invited to apply. The winner of these innovation challenges will pitch to Berger Paints Nigeria and will be invited to collaborate with them on a trial project.

About the event

This event will mark the formal launch of the Challenge and provide a Q&A session to participants. We are inviting potential solution providers to this webinar as an opportunity to learn more about the challenge area.


  • Welcome & Housekeeping
    12pm GMT/1pm WAT
  • Introduction to Global Alliance Africa & Open Innovation
    12:10pm GMT/1:10pm WAT
  • Introduction to Berger Paints Nigeria
    12:20pm GMT/1:20pm WAT
  • Berger Paints Nigeria Open Innovation Challenge
    12:30pm GMT/1:30pm WAT
  • Q&A
    1pm GMT/2pm WAT
  • Next Steps
    1:20pm GMT/2:20pm WAT
  • Close
    1:30pm GMT/2:30pm WAT

Related Opportunities

Open Innovation Challenge: Valorisation of Expired Paints

Opens: 29/11/2023 Closes: 16/02/2024

Berger Paints Nigeria seek innovations to convert aged paints, and paint fractions and components, into usable paints and other beneficial products.

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This Innovate UK Global Alliance Africa 6-year (2019-2025) project funded by UK International Development aims to build new and stronger UK-African partnerships to maximise the creation of inclusive market access, funding and investment opportunities through innovation knowledge transfer between the UK, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.


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