Innovation Challenge for the Next Generation

What is your innovative business idea in Advanced materials, High-performance and Multifunctional materials or Recycling technologies that will improve our Future?

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LET'S INNOVATE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION!

 

 

 


Do you want to make a change for the sake of our future generations? We, at JX Nippon Metals & Mining Group, the leading corporate group in the non-ferrous metals and ceramics industry, understand that we need to change our ways to ensure a future for the generations to come and for our planet. Therefore, we are looking for European Startups with game-changing ideas to help us make a difference!

 

So, if you are a driven European Startup with big ideas and want to have a part in shaping the future, participate in JX Nippon Metals & Mining Group’s first open innovation challenge by answering the following problem statement:

 

What is your innovative business idea in Advanced materials, High-performance and Multifunctional materials or Recycling technologies that will improve our Future?

 

 

 

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CATEGORY ONE

APPLICATION OF ADVANCED
MATERIALS

 
 
 

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CATEGORY TWO

RECYCLING AND
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

 
 
 

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CATEGORY THREE
 
RESOURCES
DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
 

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

FOR ALL SEMI-FINALISTS

 

 

Up to 20 teams will be pre-selected and invited to a sponsored trip to Frankfurt to attend 1-to-1 interviews with JX representatives on November 26th and 27th 2019.

FOR ALL FINALISTS

 

 

5 teams will be selected as finalists based on how well their innovative, technology-enabled concept solves the challenge.
 

Finalist teams will be invited to a sponsored trip to participate in the Grand Final Event in Tokyo!

FOR THE WINNING TEAM

 

 

GRAND WINNER PRIZE:
25,000€ in cash for a Proof of Concept 
 
THE SECOND BEST STARTUP:
15,000€ in cash for a POC
 
THE THIRD BEST STARTUP:
10,000€ in cash for a POC
 
And support from JX Nippon Mining & Metals to implement your project!

WHY CREATE THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION?

 

At JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group, we understand that we need to take action if we are to preserve our planet and our next generation’s future.


Therefore, our long-term vision encompasses this with the goal to contribute to the realization of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve our goals, we can leverage the technologies and knowledge we have cultivated over many years as a technology-based company that offers high value-added products and technologies.

 

However, we would like to go further in our approach and therefore to continue developing game-changing ideas, we created this challenge hoping to create new businesses by working with innovative Startups through a co-creative Research and Development scheme.

 

Because we believe that by cooperating with innovative people with different mindsets, we can truly create a difference!

 

TIMELINE

 
 

 
 
 

MARCH 13th 2020, IN TOKYO 

FINAL EVENT

 

THE FINALIST TEAMS WILL BE INVITED TO A SPONSORED TRIP TO JAPAN TO PITCH THEIR PROJECTS DURING THE GRAND FINAL EVENT. 

 


More information to come, stay tuned!