San Marco Group, a leading Italian building paints and coatings company, is launching a Call for Solutions open to companies, start-ups and research centres that can propose innovative material solutions aimed at reducing the environmental impact of water-based building paints and coatings. The project is carried out in cooperation with Materially, a company specializing in the development and dissemination of innovation and sustainability from materials.
The Call is aimed at individuals who can provide solutions that may involve components or technologies that reduce the environmental impact of products. Examples are:
The targets include start-ups, university spin-offs, research centres, with solutions (components or technologies) of at least TRL 6 (Technology demonstrated in industrially-relevant environments).
It targets companies producing solutions (components or technologies) that are already available on the market in a large or small scale.
The evaluation of the solutions will be carried out by a Jury composed of an external coordinator, the San Marco Group technical team, and Materially professionals, who will choose the best innovative and sustainable solution for each of the two competing categories, with a maximum of three proposals per category. The reward aspects that will be considered are:
To participate, it is sufficient to be a duly registered company and to own one or more solutions meeting the above criteria. The application is made by filling out the form below, in which contact details, a summary description of the submitted solution and an indication of its scope of innovativeness and sustainability will be requested. Sensitive information with respect to the proposed solution (formulations or other technical information covered by confidentiality) will not be requested at this stage.
The primary objective of the Call is to activate opportunities for collaboration with a view to sustainability**, which may turn into a business relationship from Stage 4 (post-award) upon agreement between the parties.
Opportunity to have one's solutions tested and validated in a concrete industrial application, opportunities for development and collaboration a medium- to long-term perspective, communication and visibility.
Supply opportunities in a medium- to long-term perspective, communication and visibility.
DO YOU WANT TO APPLY?
The form to apply will be available online starting from 6 October, 2022.