Creating a more sustainable future through chemistry

Posted on: 21/11/2018

KTN hosted a webinar on 17 December to provide information on the 2019 Nouryon Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation program.

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) are looking for ways to create a more sustainable future through chemistry. They believe that collaboration will help them to be the best company they can be and lead the way to a more sustainable chemical industry.

They are inviting your team to work with them as equal partners to tackle some of the most urgent chemistry-related challenges, by taking part in their Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation program.

The Imagine Chemistry programme started in 2017, and since then over 2000 startups and universities have joined the Nouryon innovation community and more than 350 participants have submitted their solutions.  So far, Nouryon has collaborated with over 40 organisations.

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Recording of the KTN and Nouryon webinar on the Imagine Chemistry 2019 collaborative innovation program.

Imagine Chemistry webinar, Monday 17 December 2018

KTN recently hosted a webinar in partnership with Nouryon to explain how the Imagine Chemistry program works and outline the challenge areas for 2019 which include:

  • Performance-boosting nano particles
  • Sensing in demanding environments
  • Label-free chemistries
  • Sustainable bio-based surfactants for everyone
  • Pushing the frontiers of sustainable innovation

If you are interested in this program, but missed the webinar, you can view the recording here.

Note: The challenge “From plastic waste to valuable feedstock” mentioned in the webinar has been removed from the 2019 programme, and a new challenge on “Label-free chemistries” has been added to the programme.


You can find out more about the Nouryon Imagine Chemistry program here.

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