Imagine Chemistry is an open innovation collaboration platform of the AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals that invites startup innovators from around the world to help AkzoNobel solve real life chemistry challenges faced by their businesses. This challenge creates value-added joint partnerships between promising startups and AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals.
In this year’s second edition of the Imagine Chemistry challenge there were over 150 submissions of which 20 teams were cherry picked to join the finals event that took place at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ranjeet Utikar and Rahul Dahule of Water Knight (member of Water Alliance) who presented the idea on Wastewater treatment process intensification using advanced oxidation reactor technology won the joint development award with AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals under the challenge area of the Waste Water–Free Chemical sites.
This joint development award will help bring this idea of vortex cavitation to the market.