Launched in 2019, Paint the Future is AkzoNobel’s global collaborative innovation challenge. Initially open to startups, it was quickly expanded to embrace academia, research institutes and a first group of suppliers, with a view to gradually strengthening the collaboration program. The initiative (an industry first) is focused on establishing an innovation ecosystem to help accelerate, test, launch and scale ideas and solutions for the paints and coatings industry.
David Ashton, Head of Global Marketing at Lonza Microbial Solutions said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see Lonza being recognized for its innovation and expertise. Being selected from such a vast number of enterprising projects is a great honor. We’re very much looking forward to this collaboration.”
Lonza Microbial Solutions’ new technology – a real-time microbial detection method – can help provide vital data that will help AkzoNobel assess the quality of raw materials and respond quickly to any deviations in their production lines