Challenge yourself, be creative, get connected
New science is inspired by grand societal and industrial challenges. Following the ICMS mission statement ‘creating new technologies by mastering complexity’, the ICMS Industrial Challenge aims to bring a new, scientific perspective to industrial problems, while connecting young, creative minds in science and industry. The challenge thus fosters the formation of a scientific community around an industrial issue, with a view to develop long-term research collaborations as well as to support career development of ICMS members.
The companies who took part in the first ICMS Industrial Challenge are: Clariant, Dow, DSM, SABIC and Stahl. Representatives from companies submitted industrial problems and worked with a team of MSc, PhD students, postdocs and TU/e staff to guide them in their search for an innovative solution to the provided challenge.