|Category:||Senior Technical Development Manager AkzoNobel|
|Topic:||We believe this is a very valuable initiative from SIBUR. We expect to see many interesting ideas and proposal related to production and application of new plastics and elastomers.|
|Category:||Head of the Technical Development Department Henkel|
|Topic:||I fully support the SIBUR’s initiative. We are in an on-going search for new ideas.
The IQ-CHem platform is a perfect search tool.
|Category:||Chief Technology Representative of LG Chem in CIS.|
|Topic:||LG Chem pursues an open innovation policy, casts about for new ideas world-wide, and we hope that we shall, hand-in-hand with SIBUR, find new solutions that would come as a great surprise to many people both ib Russia and CIS countries.|
|Category:||CEO, Solvay Group (CIS)|
|Topic:||Created in 1863, Solvay is a global chemical company committed to innovation and sustainable development. Solvay 145 industrial sites serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to mining and energy, with a broad set of technologies including composite materials, specialty polymers, surfactants, soda ash, peroxides, chlorovinyls, silica systems, rare earths, etc.|
|Category:||Chief Technology Officer Technip|
|Topic:||Technip is proposing a large offer in the Petrochemical and Chemical industries including laboratory testing, process development & scale up, assistance for industrialization including value optimization and integration, licensing of technologies, engineering and project development. The IQ-CHem project of SIBUR encourages talented individuals to bring forward new ideas and concepts.|
|Category:||Business Development Director (Industrial Sector) Honeywell|
|Topic:||Honeywell welcomes SIBUR’s intiative to support innovative ideas and talents in the petrochemical industry.|
|Category:||Head of Technology & Innovation Linde|
|Topic:||Linde has been honored by the invitation of Sibur to participate in the 2016 Sibur IQ-CHem contest as Member of Jury. Linde is excited to be part of this campaign. With a strong own portfolio of proprietary technologies Linde is continuously looking for new and innovative technologies and partnering opportunities. Let me wish all participants great success and inspiring interactions during the contest.|
SIBUR Holding established the IQ-CHem contest in 2010. As of today, SIBUR is Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemical company. More than 1,000 projects have been submitted by aspirants within the five-year history of the contest. From 2016 IQ-CHem has new open format to attract leading chemical corporations and venture funds seeking cooperation opportunities with promising startups, teams and university projects. Despite that there is a prize pool of $55,000, travel cost reimbursement and possibility to have a face-to-face meeting with the industry experts for winning teams.
Are finalists reimbursed for logistic expenses?
Finalists who do not live in Russia, the CIS and Baltic republics are reimbursed for air travel expenses (up to $600 for Asian countries and $500 for the rest of the world) and accommodation expenses (3*)
Who qualifies for the IQ-CHem contest?
Everyone is welcome.
Does my application for the contest entail any obligations?
By filling your application, you bear no obligations in the field of intellectual property or any other. Only the finalists undertake to participate in in-person events of the contest (three days).
Who appraises projects?
An expert council comprising of SIBUR specialists, contest partners, investment funds and other field-specific experts.
Does the organizer provide visa support?
Contestants shall receive visas on their own, the organizer will provide them with invitations to be submitted to a consular department.
Who should I contact in case I have any questions?
Please feel free to contact Ekaterina Romanyuk, RomanyukES@sibur.ru,
+7 (495)7775500 (*2866)
We create a major international platform for communication between startups and venture and strategic investors in the field of chemical technologies of the future. If you want to be a part of this movement, to be our expert, organizational and information partner and to participate in the appraisal of projects and in mentor activity, we would be glad to discuss our cooperation. You may contact Andrey Grachev, corporate R&D senior manager GrachevAV@sibur.ru, in regard to those issues.
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