Air Liquide launches its second Scientific Challenge based on the Essential Small Molecules

June 26, 2018

Following the success of the first edition which mobilized 130 academic and startup partners, Air Liquide launches today 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:

  • Topic #01 on hydrogen production:  "Lower-CO2 H2"
    How to produce cost competitive hydrogen while reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Topic #02 on the use of hydrogen in industrial processes: "H2 is coming"
    How to use hydrogen to avoid CO2 emissions in industrial processes traditionally based on fossil fuel?
  • Topic #03 on sustainable food production:  "Sustainable Farm to Fork"
    How can our Essential Small Molecules help rise to the challenge of meeting the dietary needs of 9 billion people in a healthy, affordable, sustainable and environmentally friendly  way?

An Air Liquide scientific prize coupled with a €50,000 grant will be awarded to each of the laureates at the end of 2018. Moreover, the Group will fund collaboration projects to up to €1.5 million, 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.

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