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      Covestro supports the University Innovation Challenge 2019

      For all who want to push the boundaries

      Germany's student start-ups are bubbling over with innovation and entrepreneurial spirit - and with the University Innovation Challenge we want to promote the best of them and link them with business.

      Covestro is a supplier of high-performance materials: innovative, sustainable and versatile. Our products and solutions are used globally in many key areas and enrich everyday life. Groundbreaking innovations along the entire value chain are created in joint projects with universities, start-up companies and industrial partners.

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      The University Innovation Challenge is an important building block in this chain – because together we can push the boundaries of what is feasible.
      The Challenge is open to student research projects and start-ups that submit their innovations in the category exclusively sponsored by Covestro: Future Materials

      Your benefits as a finalist or winner of the University Innovation Challenge 2019
      • You personally present your innovation to renowned representatives from industry and science.
      • As a finalist, you present your innovation to around 200 decision-makers at the exclusive awards ceremony.
      • You benefit from media coverage and a platform with a wide reach.
      • You become part of the innovation network of the initiative and can make valuable contacts beyond the award ceremony.
      • As the winner, you will receive mentoring from your category partner to advance your own innovation.
      Submit your innovation

      Research projects and start-ups can apply online for the Future Materials category until 06 September.

      Apply now

      We look forward to your submissions

      Present your research projects and start-ups to the innovator who pushes the boundaries of what is feasible: Dr. Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, is a member of the jury. Apply with your project to the University Innovation Challenge.

      Are you living innovation?

      At Covestro you will find a corporate culture that encourages every member of our teams to bring in their ideas, their experience and their different points of view. We are looking for people with courage who want to make things happen. At Covestro, we want you to question the status quo and explore uncharted territory. Do you have the courage to tackle the major challenges of our time?

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