Booster Program 2019

With Electrolux setting ambitious targets to help consumers choose more sustainable products that improve their everyday life and the health of the planet, the second edition of the Open Innovation co-develop program included sustainability as a key theme.

Five hybrid teams including Electrolux experts and external innovators had to opportunity to accelerate innovation in this area, having access to Electrolux's deep engineering expertise, R&D resources and manufacturing network.

The five selected start-ups, spin-offs and SMEs have all reached the final milestone of the program, with one of the projects now in scale-up phase.

Meet our 2019-2020 Partners
Smart
Fridges
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Smart Fridges
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 fridge:

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?
Waste
to Value
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Waste to Value
Every year we produce tons of waste in office consumables, 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
Capture
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Microplastics Capture
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 retained of 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.
Sustainable
Packaging
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Sustainable Packaging
Packaging is essential to prevent damages to the appliances we sell, particularly the big ones, but it is a one use only component.

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.
Acoustic
Perception
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Acoustic Perception
There are noises that are perceived by consumers as annoying or, even worse, 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 to control the consumer acoustic perceptions of our appliances directly in the production line.
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