“Open innovation - the potential to move mountains”
We were very pleased to be invited to pitch at the EIC Pilot Corporate Day, October 16th, 2018, at Solvay, the advanced materials and speciality chemicals company. This was a business acceleration event aimed at SMEs working on breakthrough innovations. Our recent launch of PowderBond, a bonding solution for metal to plastic, prompted the organisers to select Powdertech Surface Science as one of 22 companies to pitch products and services judged to be relevant to and aligned with Solvay’s business strategy.
Condensing the features and far reaching benefits of PowderBond into a six-minute pitch was a challenging but worthwhile experience. The event provided valuable networking opportunities with Solvay managers, partners of Solvay and other presenters.
To quote Stéphane Roussel, Solvay Ventures Managing Director
“Open innovation is all about finding mutual interest to work together. A well-defined purpose and clarified roles and responsibilities are key conditions to success. On one side: size, scale, credibility; On the other: agility, creativity, and speed. The combination has the potential to move mountains.”