In partnership with ADL Ventures and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Sto is seeking breakthrough materials to bring to the global building construction industry.
Up to 8 winners will be selected. $250 will be awarded to any individual who refers a selected application. Please see competition rules.
Sto is the leading global producer of a broad range of next-generation, energy-efficient building envelope solutions and coating systems for building construction, maintenance and restoration. For the past several decades, Sto has been a leader in building technology while also providing customers with the most experienced technical support in the industry. With operations around the world, Sto develops, manufactures, and markets high performance materials and advanced building products and systems for both interiors and exteriors.
Sto is highly regarded by architects and builders alike, with a well established track record for bringing innovative and energy-efficient new products from concept to market. Sto is committed to working with the world’s leading innovators to bring new technologies to market, and now the winners of the Sto 2018 Building Materials Challenge, whether they are academics or national lab researchers, startups or more established ventures, will have the opportunity to work with Sto in bringing their material innovations to the world.
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|Next-generation building insulation materials||Wall insulation materials that are noncombustible, sustainable, durable, and shapeable|
|Fire resistance enhancements for wall construction||Materials that add fire resistance to walls with multi-functionality and minimal thickness|
|Multi-functional exterior wall separation materials||Multi-functional wall separation layers that have tunable properties and are easy to install|
|Long lasting architectural paints and coatings||Architectural coatings that last twice as long (i.e. color/gloss retention) and can be installed in cold climates|
Complete the fast online application with a high-level description of your solution and how it addresses one of the four challenge areas.
Up to 8 winners will be selected. $250 will be awarded for any individual who refers a selected application. Please see competition rules.
Applications will not be made public nor shared with anyone outside our judging committee. That said, for the concept summary phase, we strongly encourage applicants to only submit non-confidential information. Although we will accept submissions that contain confidential information, neither ADL Ventures nor its clients will be held liable for any IP dispute, infringement, or violation.