Arkema Unveils Start-Up Connect Initiative

Feb. 8, 2021
The new program invites start-ups specializing in advanced materials from around the world to join forces with Arkema to establish a privileged research collaboration and benefit from the company’s support and technological experience.

Arkema launches its new global program: Start-up Connect for responsible innovation. The program invites start-ups specializing in advanced materials from around the world to join forces with Arkema to establish a privileged research collaboration and benefit from the company’s support and technological experience. By providing technical or financial support for these innovations, Start-up Connect will be a strategic component of Arkema’s development within an ecosystem of responsible innovation, according to the company.

Arkema will reportedly provide start-ups with its international reach, knowledge of markets and applications, and its ability to develop safe and high-performance chemistry. The company will offer access to the scientific and technical resources of its 15 R&D centers in France, the United States and Asia, facilitating the pooling of expertise, innovation, and economic development at the heart of these areas. The strategic partnerships defined within Start-up Connect may range from technical collaboration to financial support, expertise or mentoring.

Arkema has chosen to devote the vast majority of its innovation partnerships to sustainable growth. To achieve this, the innovations that are selected must be linked to Arkema’s innovation platforms: natural resource management, lightweight materials and design, new energies, electronics solutions and home efficiency and insulation.

For more information, visit: www.arkema.com

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