This second edition, called #2018AirLiquideScientificChallenge, embarks the scientific community to innovate through the Essential Small Molecules and develop new applications on three topics related to improving air quality for the people and preventing climate change for the planet.
We are looking to contribute to a more sustainable world through Essential Small Molecules. They are at the core of present and future environmental challenges, such as the strong growth in the global population and ever greater demand for food and transportation. Trends are not set to be reversed and to tackle these issues, we have to ask some basic questions: how can we do more, more efficiently – and without polluting? How can we do more and pollute less?
Since its foundation, Air Liquide has developed technologies around Essential Small Molecules, the scientific territory of its activities. Thanks to this unique expertise and its dynamic R&D, the Group takes on the major challenges facing our society. Air Liquide harnesses its innovation ecosystems to improve air quality for the people and prevent climate change for the planet.
A jury composed of Air Liquide Experts and Senior Managers, along with external world-renowned scientists, will select the laureates who will be awarded a scientific prize of €50,000 in cash each, and a total funding of €1.5 million in joint collaborations with Air Liquide to mature their scientific proposals and transform them into innovative market technologies.