Innovation Challenge to find future steel product fingerprint
Sandvik Materials Technology and SSAB are joining forces to find the best ideas on how to track steel products during their whole life cycle.
Today the SmartSteel Innovation Challenge is launched, an initiative by Sandvik Materials Technology and SSAB looking to find new brilliant ideas on what a future steel fingerprint could be made of. Is it digital, does it use artificial intelligence, is it a chemical solution, or could it be mechanics? Companies and research groups of all sizes are welcome to participate, and the winner will get the chance to develop the idea in a long-term partnership with Sandvik Materials Technology and SSAB, with access to vast business knowledge and international customer networks. The challenge is part of the Smart Steel project related to the Swedish strategic innovation program PiiA.
“Discovering a viable fingerprint technology for steel would definitely open up new doors for us at Sandvik Materials Technology. The fingerprint would work as a quality stamp, comprising useful information about material, safety and sustainability among other things, says Mattias Klockars, Head of Strategic Research Labs at Sandvik Materials Technology. “We are very excited to innovate together with others and look forward to seeing the results of the innovation challenge.”
The challenge is organized by the leading Nordic innovation consultancy Spinverse, a firm specialized in driving open innovation ecosystems and turning radical innovations to business.
Submission of proposals is open until November 2, 2018. For more information on how to participate, and about the companies organizing the challenge, see call letter.