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Startup challenge competition

The application period for submitting expressions of interest to participate has now closed.

Are you a startup or scaleup with a solution of TRL 8* or higher that can address, partially or in full, one or the challenges below?  Are you interested in potentially seeing your solution implemented with a corporate industrial partner?


If so, we invite you to submit your expression of interest to participate under one or more of the following challenges.

Challenge One:

Net Zero Operations

Presented by Whirlpool EMEA

Designing and implementing a process to measure and drive the energy efficiency and performance of a painting process line at the industrial plant in Biandronno, Italy.

Challenge Two:

Measuring & Modelling CO2 Emissions

Presented by voestalpine

Measuring and Modelling CO2 emissions of direct material suppliers (from cradle to gate, including recycling). 

Challenge Three:

Optimizing Product Shelf Life

Presented by EROSKI

Implementation of an AI driven solution to model, analyze and optimize the shelf life of products

* Please note that your startup or scaleup must be registered in the EU or a Horizon Europe associated country.  In addition, your solution must have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 8 – system complete and qualified – or higher. TRL7 solutions (system prototype demonstration in operational environment) will only be accepted along with a committed roadmap to achieving TRL8 by September 2021.  Please see the competition guidelines, rules and regulations for full eligibility criteria.