Are you a start-up, spin-off or small-medium business with a solution (at least at MVP or prototype level) that could make the difference in addressing the following challenges? We are looking for you!
Our homes are turning smarter and smarter, so our fridges, being connected and equipped with new technologies such as cameras and artificial intelligence.
How might we combine big data and smart fridges:
1. to manage and optimize home power supply, leveraging services, new technologies and innovative business models?
2. to minimize food waste through an effortless inventory management system that complements computer vision?
Has proven to be essential across various industries due to its benefits such as reducing risk of component damage, reducing machine downtime and improving customer satisfaction and trust.
Leveraging the data from connected appliances we want to determine the condition and the remaining useful life of components hence predicting the time-to-failure of the appliance itself.
Waste to Value
Every year we produce tons of waste in office consumable, organic waste, metals, aluminum, plastics…while we are always committed to decrease the amount of waste produced, we are seeking innovative solutions, processes or services to sort, value and re-use waste or scrap material in our factories
Microplastics are polluting our ocean shoreline worldwide. These particles can be intentionally part of a product (like cosmetics, paints etc.) or the result of plastic products degradation including car tires, plastic waste or synthetic fibers or textiles. These synthetic fibers and other fabric particles are released whenever we do our household laundry and they are too small to be disposed by the sewage treatment network.
Electrolux is seeking technologies and solutions to capture the release of microplastics ranging from filtration systems, to technologies to detect and purify wastewater from detergent, soil, fibers residuals.
Packaging is essential to prevent damages to the appliances we sell, particularly the big ones, but it is a one use only.
We are willing to investigate and develop new packaging solutions that are highly sustainable and circular, also logistics-wise, with ideally minimal use of materials, innovative in design, recyclable and reusable; in a nutshell, able to turn packaging from a mere waste into a valuable resource.
There are noises that are perceived by the customers as annoying or, even worst, as signal of defects or malfunctioning. We are looking for reliable and scalable innovations to rapidly develop methodologies and test solutions for fast acoustic controls aimed to identify noise anomalies. Our ultimate goal is to be able control the consumer acoustic perceptions of our appliances directly in the production line.
We want to make sure that our appliances are working better and longer.
Therefore, we are looking for solutions to predict long term reliability of products and components and guarantee functioning also under stress conditions (i.e. appliance misuse, prolonged or intensive use by consumer) by means of new testing methodologies that can accelerate real consumer behaviors and/or detect weak signals that could potentially lead to usury or ageing of components.
Cooking appliances are today using traditional materials (like glass and steel) because of necessity to withstand with high temperature (<500°C). These materials require also to be easy to clean and scratch resistant. Glass and stainless steel shows their limits in this use.
We are looking for innovative coating or materials, high temperature and scratch resistant, to substitute them and open new horizons to products development.
Call4Innovation ends 21 July
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What will happen?
If you are selected at the Innovation Day, we will together develop your solution to make it part of the Electrolux portfolio, with a clear and shared target to achieve by the end of the program.
You will work closely with an Electrolux team of experts, to encourage fast innovation with minimal roadblocks and will have free residency inside the Innovation Factory, as well as free access to our labs and facilities.