In Sweden, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals named 10 start-ups and chemical researchers as winners of the 2018 edition of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Imagine Chemistry challenge. This was a 2-stage application process, in which an idea for glycidol-based surfactants was submitted. Following some dialogue on the online platform, we were invited to the finals, a week-long event in Gothenburg where we met with Akzo Nobel technical, business and legal experts.
At the end of the week we were selected as one of the 4 winners and awarded a JDA to develop and commercialise these surfactants together. During the event, more than 90 company experts and partner organisations worked with the start-ups to further develop their ideas and define a clear route to market.
Rushlight Sustainable Manufacturing and Services Award January 2018
The Rushlight Awards are an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only independent set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, programmes, installations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.
There are 25 separate categories which together cover any technology, innovation, programme or initiative that reduces the environmental footprint of energy, transport, industry and everyday life.
iChemE Malaysia and Global Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018
GLT have submitted several applications to both the Malaysian and Global iChemE awards.
In 2016 we won the Global iChemE award for the Food and Drink category and were runner up in three other categories.
In 2017 we won the Malaysian award for Sustainable Technology and were runner up for the Global awards in the Sustainability and Oil & Gas categories.
In 2018 we won the Global iChemE Award for ‘Best Business Start-up’
RSC Emerging Technologies Competition June 2017
The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual initiative for early stage companies and academic entrepreneurs who want to commercialise their technologies to make a global impact.
This application was in 2-stages, the first stage was an online application with the 40 semi-finalists pitching at an event in Manchester. GLT won the pitching event with a prize of £10K, a training weekend at the Business School in Cambridge and 1-year of KPMG mentoring for GLT.