THE PELLA CHALLENGE

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS FOR A
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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What is it?

International open innovation challenge supported by PMI Science

We are excited to announce the launch of international open innovation challenge THE PELLA CHALLENGE implemented by Interfima and supported by PMI Science.

The Challenge aims at supporting scientists, research institutions and start-ups from the EMEA region to come up with disruptive ideas, and hypotheses and to potentially participate in the process of incubating new business entities based on game-changing scientific outcomes. Furthermore, the Challenge aims at fostering new partnerships and strengthening collaboration in research and knowledge sharing between industry and academia, thus facilitating the path from scientific discovery to commercialization.

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What's in it for you?

THE PELLA CHALLENGE ╬┐ffers both quantitative and qualitative awards

Venture incubation Opportunity to POC your project with a global multinational group, receive dedicated workshops and business guidance from industry experts
IT Infrastructure Get access to your dedicated private workspace for your project's activities and be part of the Pella online scientific and research community
Funding Selected projects may be eligible to receiving venture financing for further development of their scientific proposal and to addressing actual market applications

PMI SCIENCE VISION

Delivering a smoke-free future

Philip Morris International has the ambitious vision of creating a Smoke-Free Future. To make this happen, our scientists and engineers are challenging every industry paradigm to bring the world a portfolio of truly innovative products. Our activities cover research, development, scientific assessment, scaling and commercialization of this new category of potentially reduced-risk products.

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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE MAGNETIC MATERIALS

Focus on new / alternative to ferromagnetic material ideally non-metallic, which should be biodegradable or compostable or at least with an improved impact on the environment.

RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR MODULE WITH FIXED AND DISPOSABLE PARTS

Any kind of technological means to detect and classify the disposable piece under high temperature. The system should be miniaturizable. A disposable part of the system if any should be low cost.

CHALLENGE #3

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CHALLENGE #4

New Challenge announcement coming soon

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