Our first two open innovation campaigns have been launched. The first campaign, open until 18 October 2019, is called ‘Regeneration of Periodate from Iodate for Industrial Processes’. The second, open until 1 November 2019, is called ‘Preventing Lignin from Fouling Processing Equipment’. While these campaigns are technical with very specific problems, we see open innovation as a tool for the future; a tool we may use in other areas and development projects.
During these open innovation campaigns, ideas will be collected through the NineSigma community and the evaluation of ideas and collaboration with innovators will be handled within Stora Enso. All innovators participating in these innovation challenges will receive feedback about their proposals and ideas. And while you can never guarantee the outcome of open innovation, not trying isn’t an option. You only need that one good idea to build on – innovation never happens in isolation.