Collaboration is what drives the accelerator program. Startups have just six months to develop a joint value proposition with us. This speeds up the process of bringing sustainable, innovative products to market. It also means that customers don’t have to wait as long to purchase sustainable products and services that use the latest technology to meet their needs.
As industry pioneers, AkzoNobel invests its finances, time and technical and marketing expertise in working with startups to develop innovative, sustainable solutions that plug an identified gap in the sector’s paints and coatings offer. Sharing our expertise brings tangible and mutual business benefits. This perfect marriage of our industry know-how and startups’ ingenuity results in the launch of new sustainable products and services that benefit our customers.
Now that the accelerator program has ended, we’re moving forward with two startups – Aerones and SprayVision – and our journey together with SolCold is coming to an end.
It’s our focus on working collaboratively with startups and pooling our strengths that makes us stand out from the crowd.
“What makes our accelerator program different is that we go into our collaborations with the intention of realizing a win-win for both parties,” explains Menno van der Zalm, our Innovation Director.
Find out more about the individual startups and their technologies below.