THE STORY BEHIND

Packbridge Challenge

It is simple. We know that our members, industry, universities, startup companies and society all benefit from mutual cooperation that stimulates innovations.

Startup Community

One of Packbridge goals is to invigorate the entrepreneurs and startups within the entire packaging value chain in order to facilitate innovation and present new ideas to the industry.

Trends and demands in sustainable solutions are changing the face of the industry. Startups, who are willing to take risks and experiment with new ideas, play an important role in delivering innovations. We can gain a lot from bridging the startup community and the industry. including them. We know that all benefit from mutual collaboration that stimulates innovations.

Mutual cooperation

Packbridge has identified the potential for startup companies and entrepreneurs, whose ideas could be usefully applied in the packaging industry. We are confident that Packbridge members can benefit greatly from our efforts to introduce startup companies and entrepreneurs.

Save resources

Likewise, it is of great interest for these companies to find partners in the industry. By that Packbridge helps businesses to save resources; we can also facilitate potential outsourcing and help companies with matchmaking.

THE STARTUP COMPETITION

Packbridge Challenge

The Packbridge Challenge is a startup competition with focus on packaging innovation in the entire packaging value chain, for startups and entrepreneurial companies. The competition is directed towards companies with a unique business concept or innovation with the potential on the global market.

The competition is divided into 2 parts. The first part of the Packbridge Challenge, the Packbridge Startup Day, where selected companies pitching their ideas and solutions.

The second part, the final of the competition, takes place during the Top Packaging Summit. The winner will be announced the same day during the dinner after the Top Packaging Summit.

  • A startup competition with focus on packaging

  • A link between industry and startups

  • Main award winner receives 50’000 SEK

  • 30’000 SEK exhibition space

    The second award is an exhibition space at Empack & Packaging Innovations 2019 and 2020, corresponding to 30 000 SEK. It will be awarded to the company presenting the best pitch.

About

The competition is open for entrepreneurial companies or startups from all industries, regardless of their legal form, activity or phase. The company must be entrepreneurially led and have a unique technology / business idea that can be applied in the packaging value chain.

The purpose is to establish better connections and collaborations between the packaging value chain and startup communities.

Selected companies are presenting at Packbridge Startup Day and the final is held during Top Packaging Summit 2019. (See full process below).

We thank our jury for sponsoring Packbridge Challenge and making it possible! Let’s drive innovation together in the packaging value chain.

Criteria for participation

The competition is open to companies from all industries, regardless of their legal form, activity or phase. The company must be entrepreneurially led and have a unique technology / business idea and be able to be applied in the packaging value chain.

We are looking for startups and interesting entrepreneurial/ innovative companies. The competition is directed towards companies with a unique business concept or innovation.

Material, packaging, product design for the circular economy, logistics solutions for any industry of the entire packaging value chain are eligible for competition. Moreover, the other solutions such as smart labels; smart electronics; food safety; IoF and IoP; E-commerce; waste and recycling; new apps etc. are very interesting and eligible for the competition too.

Please, observe that we are looking for innovations throughout the entire packaging value chain: raw material producers, machinery, converters, brand owners, retail, etc ending up with recycling.