Breakthrough innovations

Over the past decade, iKNOW-WHO has focused on Collaborative University Competitions. By now, 30+ innovation challenges have been solved and patent-protected by for clients like Porsche, Nestlé, Unilever, BASF, The Kraft Heinz Company, Tetra Pak, Bang & Olufsen, Straumann Institute and AkzoNobel.

The challenges we attack – summarised below – are extremely difficult to solve and set new industry standards for innovation leadership when solved and patent-protected.

Breakthrough in car brakes

Porsche is the most profitable car manufacturer in the world. Their values and philosophies permeate through everything they do to ensure that they always capture significant returns from innovation leadership.
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Co-Creating a No-VOC Paint

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and is a leading producer of specialty chemicals.
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Reducing Ammonia Emissions by 95%

DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.
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Ten-folding lifetime of the Carbon Strip

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains; evolving mobility worldwide.
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Replacing rare-earth crystals in PET and PT

Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives.
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Solving the Locking Pin that Breaks

Tetra Pak provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people.
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