Join the Imerys Startup Factory and boost your business

We are the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry. Make use of our global resources, market access, top-management support and a dedicated PoC budget to accelerate your business.

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Imerys is one of the world’s largest industrial minerals (or: specialty materials) providers  with customers in 40+ countries in diverse industries, such as construction, food
& beverage, automotive, and others.

We are looking for startups, SMEs and technology providers to partner up and work on new business opportunities with Imerys.

until 30th september
Imerys HQ, Paris, France (optional remotely)
Travel and accommodation costs covered
Requirements

Who we are looking for

Start-ups

offering an innovative product, service, process or technology related to our search topics

SMEs

with new and innovative solutions or technologies in their portfolio fitting to the search fields

Technology providers

from all industry fields, public or private research centers, that are working on groundbreaking topics

Words from the organisers

Words from our startups and top management

„We are convinced that courageous and visionary ideas of startups are an important driver to rethink the future of energy.”

— XX, CEO

Benefits

What's in it for you

Proof-of-concept budget

Receive a budget to develop a Proof of Concept project in collaboration with Imery’s experts

Large customer base and resources

Get access to global resources, expert know-how, markets, and a large network.

Structured fast decision-making

Benefit from top-management involvement and support for the implementation of your solution

Strong and dedicated partner

Enter a partnership with a successful and experienced industry leader, dedicated to innovation

Investment from an industry leader

Further cooperation could include an equity exchange, depending on the final results

Expert mentoring

Accelerate your business idea through expert mentoring and benefit from their industry knowledge at every step

Timeline

Key dates of the program

Experts

The jury of Imerys
Startup factory

Franz Zächbauer
VERBUND

Director Corporate Innovation & New Business

Franz Zächbauer
VERBUND

Director Corporate Innovation & New Business

Franz Zächbauer
VERBUND

Director Corporate Innovation & New Business

Search fields

We are looking for the
following search fields

Calcium carbonate recycling

Partners and innovative solutions that help to replace virgin calcium carbonate with a post-consumer or post-industrial material, reducing carbon footprint and impact across the value chain.

Construction waste recycling

Partners and innovative solutions that help to recover and recycle construction material waste.

Past editions

We launched XX successful collaborations

In 2021 we kicked off our successful startup program to focus on search fields like Hydropower, Energy Forecast, Energy Efficiency, Hydrogen, Photovoltaic, and Infrastructure. Here are some of the winning ideas.

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Pitch your solution and accelerate your business

Grow your business with the help of Imerys’ resources and markets, exchange ideas, and discuss potential long-term cooperations.
About

You get a leading trusted partner with Imerys

Imerys S.A. is a Europe-based multinational company which specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. At Imerys, we take our commitments to environmental, social and societal responsibility very seriously, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it is central to our business growth and transformation

Our top leaders support the Startup Factory program and seek to reinforce innovation through collaboration with you.

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Karyna Hornostai
karyna@collaboratewithimerys.com
+43 660 1639095

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