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Braskem Labs Challenge opens sign-up period for second edition of the program

Startups will be able to present solutions for eight challenges of the industrial units or administrative areas of Braskem; submissions can be made until August 11


Entrepreneurs interested in participating in Braskem Labs Challenge, a program of the Braskem Labs platform that seeks startup solutions for internal challenges of the company, can make their submissions until August 11 at††. The program will select startups with solutions for challenges from several areas, and the selected ones will have the opportunity to implement a pilot in industrial units or administrative areas of Braskem.

To participate, startups should present solutions that meet at least one of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They will also undergo a selective process that will verify the stage in which the company is, its potential to solve the challenge proposed, the solutionís adherence to the subject of the challenge chosen at the time of submission, and the degree of innovation of the proposed solution.

After the sign-up period, the selected startups participate on a Pitch Day, scheduled to take place in September, with the presence of internal Braskem teams that will choose the ones that will have the opportunity to develop a pilot project proposal in partnership with the company during an immersion week. If the pilot is approved and successful, the startup may become a supplier or partner of the company.

The 2018 edition of Braskem Labs Challenge has eight challenges. More information is available on the platform website.

1. Post-consumer plastic waste optimization
How to bring more quality to post-consumer plastic waste?

2. Predictive maintenance 4.0
How to optimize the predictive maintenance of the extruder?

3. Inventory and warehouse management optimization
How to bring efficiency to inventory and warehouse management?

4. Virtual reality for plant simulation
How to ensure greater awareness and effectiveness in risk training at a Braskem industrial plant?

5. Fintech: artificial intelligence to optimize financial flows
How to optimize the decision-making process of financial flows in different countries?

6. Electronic and Integrated Service Permission
How to release services based on the check-up of training modules for Members and third-parties?

7. Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analysis for Project Management
How to integrate different project databases to generate smart indicators?

8. Donation & Sponsorship Control
How to use technology to bring security and transparency to the donation and sponsorship process?

About Braskem
With a human-oriented global vision of the future, the 8,000 Team Members of Braskem strive every day to improve peopleís lives by creating sustainable solutions in chemistry and plastics. Braskem is the largest resin producer in the Americas, with annual production of 20 million tons, including chemical products and basic petrochemicals, and sales of R$50 billion in 2017. Braskem exports to clients in approximately 100 countries and operates 41 industrial units, which are located in Brazil, United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa.

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