Following the success of the first edition which mobilised 130 academic and start-up partners, Air Liquide yesterday launched its #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge, designed to advance research in an open innovation approach.
This year, the three topics selected are aimed at improving air quality and preventing global warming for the planet.
The #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge is open to academic teams, private Research & Development departments, startups, and private or public Institutes. All are invited to submit, from June 25th to September 20th, innovative scientific research projects using Essential Small Molecules on these topics:
An Air Liquide scientific prize coupled with a €50,000 ($58,000) grant will be awarded to each of the laureates at the end of 2018. Moreover, the Tier One corporation will fund collaboration projects to up to €1.5m ($1.7m), in order to develop the selected scientific proposals and transform them into market-tailored technologies.
Initiated by R&D and its m-Lab, the scientific community of Air Liquide experts on Essential Small Molecules, the #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge is part of Air Liquide’s open innovation approach.