Prof. Victoire de Margerie announces the list of nominees for the 2023 WMF Scale Up and Start Up Challenges
The World Materials Forum 9th edition will be in Nancy from July 6th to 7th 2022.
For the 7th year in a row, Start Up nominees from the entire world will present on their booths innovative and impactful solutions in order to Use Materials Smarter, Less and Longer.
And for the 3rd time, Scale Up nominees will show us during the Gala dinner how they are industrializing the breakthrough innovation for which they have been nominated at a previous WMF Start Up Challenge.
Our Jury met on April 5th and appreciated the impressive quality of applications received for both Challenges.
You will find below the composition of the jury and the list of nominated companies (5 for the Scale Up Challenge and 13 for the Start Up Challenge).
All Awards will be announced during the WMF Gala dinner on July 6th in Nancy.
- Jeet Adani, Chief Financial Officer Adani (India)
- Tadeu Carneiro, Chairman & CEO BostonMetal (USA)
- Edith Coune, Secretary General InnovationFund (Belgium)
- Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist CSIRO (Australia)
- Stéphane Mangin, Université de Lorraine (France) – Vice Chair
- Victoire de Margerie, Founder & Vice Chair WMF (France) – Chair
- Shirley Meng, University of Chicago/Argonne National Lab (USA)
- Hartwig Michels, President Petrochemicals BASF (Germany)
- Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals Total (France)
- Alberto Salleo, Stanford University (USA)
- Nick Stanage, CEO Hexcel (USA)
- Karim Zaghib, Concordia University (Canada)
The list of nominated companies - Scale Up Challenge
CITRINE INFORMATICS (California)
Best in Class Machine learning for product development in the materials and chemicals industry
Combination of old technology (bricks) and modern technology (semi conductor doping) to provide for low cost thermal energy storage
Recycled magnet powder from hydrogen decrepitation of end of life magnets
Low cost/low energy process for lightweight and recyclable nanoscale coatings
Decarbonized Hydrogen through energy efficient bio methane plasmolysis