With over 130 years of experience as leaders in the specialty chemicals market, Perstorp has been around to experience some of the biggest recent changes society has faced. Based on its vast knowledge, Perstorp has identified three broad categories of challenges facing the future. You can choose to join the competition in one of the following tracks:
In 40 years, most of the population in the world will have a longer life expectancy, more leisure time, travel more, etc. With its unique properties, the Capa™ Thermoplastic material can be used in many applications, which creates value in a person’s life. Just a few examples of applications include: medical, leisure, sports, household etc. However, only your imagination sets the limits.
How can Capa™ Thermoplastic create value for people in the next 40 years?
According to the UN, there will be approximately 10 billion people in the world 40 years from now*, creating even more stress on our planet. Perstorp is producing Capa™ Caprolactone Thermoplastic, which gives products an attractive end-of-life management, as it is fully degradable. Capa™ Thermoplastic waste will convert into safe and harmless components when disposed.
How can Capa™ Thermoplastic help to sustain an inhabitable planet Earth?
People, as well as electronic devices, are more and more connected. This has already had a major impact on our everyday life, both for individuals and for business. We know we are in the middle of one of the greatest revolutions that has ever taken place. We can only speculate in what direction it will take us.
How can Capa™ Thermoplastic contribute to a constantly connected world in the next 40 years?
*UN ("World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision" (XLS). Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat. June 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.)
Submissions will consist of the following:
The detailed file solution should adhere to the following rules:
*Once logged in, all competition participants will have the opportunity to choose to not have their submission viewable to the public.
Following the competition deadline, a panel of industry judges will evaluate all complete submissions and will determine the finalists based on the judging criteria listed below.
After the finalists are selected and contacted, finalists and their submissions will be presented on the competition website. Each of the three finalists will then get the chance to modify and refine their submission in order to present in front the jury and top Perstorp management in February. The jury will evaluate the finalists’ submissions and determine the winner in April 2016. The winner will get the chance to modify and refine their idea further with guidance and assistance from Perstorp. One winner will be selected and invited to present their winning concept at K-Fair in October in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Experts and industry leaders will make the final decision and select the winners of the competition. Visit the section Prizes & Judges for more details about the jury.
The judges’ decision is final and cannot be appealed. The judges reserve the right to not select a winner if a sufficient level of quality is not reached.
Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria:
The competition organizers reserve the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion. Although not anticipated, competition rules and prizes may be changed or altered at any time.
When registering an account, it is necessary to accept Sqore's Terms & Conditions, which apply for all competitions organized by Sqore.
Competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify submissions that present an idea/innovation that closely resembles a product already in production by Perstorp, or any of Perstorp's existing customers.
By entering this contest participants agree that submitted images and entry information (noted as being “open to the public”) could be used as a part of the contest-related public communications and promotional materials, without additional payment or permission from the authors.
Organisers have the right to publish and showcase aspects of competition entries, which are noted as being “open to the public”, in part or entirely, in any way deemed appropriate. Participants warrant that they have the legal right to grant us these rights and they agree to compensate the organisers in case we are affected by any loss because of falsified information that has been provided by the applicant.
The competitor owns the rights to the proposal and submission. After revealing the finalists, all the rights in their submissions will be taken over from the finalists to Perstorp. All other competitors will retain ownership of their proposals.
Finalists can elect to restrict observation of their idea/innovation, or require specific non-disclosure agreements for attendees of events related to the competition as they see fit.
Winning the challenge is an opportunity – but not a guarantee – to receive support from Perstorp to develop the winning proposal.