OMV Group’s belief is that collaboration and partnership are key to transforming from value chain to value circle and fulfil our purpose of “reinventing the essentials for sustainable living”.
We are looking for startups, scale-ups and strategic partners to work on new business opportunities together with OMV, Borealis and OMV Petrom. Work in one team with our experts and benefit from top-management involvement to come up with smart and fast decisions for a better world.
Together with startups, scaleups and strategic partners, we want to provide breakthrough solutions in sectors such as future mobility, circular economy, sustainable fuels, and beyond. Solutions can be technical, digital or material and we are scouting for trends and opportunities all the time.
Help us shape the future, and benefit from OMV Group’s global operations, resources and market access to grow your business.
Alfred Stern, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO
Electric vehicles help curb CO2 emissions, especially when the energy used to power them comes from renewable sources. We're enabling the switch to e-mobility and by 2030, we aim to install 5.500 charging points at OMV filling stations and new locations. We want to optimize our use of renewable energy in these destinations.
We are searching for an integrated solution that will allow us to better use the electricity we need to operate both the EV chargers and filling stations. The on-site solution will combine hardware and software to optimize electricity usage. We need to store electricity from both, our photovoltaic production as well as from the public grid. It should support OMV’s sites where the grid connection is insufficient, as well as optimize the consumption peaks during high demand periods so that we can leverage the market conditions. The proposal should highlight the advantages of the offered hardware and software technology. Since we’re dealing with electricity, the solution should be able to comply with local safety and other legislative requirements.
As e-commerce sales continue to grow, traditional single-use packaging creates excessive waste in consumers' homes. With increased consumer awareness of sustainability, and regulatory pressure over single used packaging, there is momentum to deploy innovative packaging solutions in e-commerce. We need to maximize the value of packaging by creating reusable and recyclable solutions that balance sustainability, product protection, and supply chain efficiency.
Whilst plastic has many benefits, which we’ve enjoyed for years, we need to ensure that waste isn’t part of its story. At Borealis, we're leading the circular change for plastics and reinventing them for sustainability. We're seeking partners to collaborate on designing and developing innovative, reusable polyolefins-based packaging solutions for e-commerce, bring them to scale and set up an efficient dual-loop system (reuse & recycle). In the scope of the solution, material innovations, new design standards, and smart technologies are critical for success.
OMV is transitioning from value chain to value circle and we’re looking at the different ways across our integrated energy, fuels and chemicals business to do that. In 1500 filling stations in Central and Eastern Europe, we produce tons of spent coffee grounds each year. These grounds don’t need to be wasted, but they often end up in landfills, contributing to methane and CO2 levels. We're seeking smart solutions to collect and repurpose these grounds sustainably.
We're looking for a partner who can help us collect and process coffee grounds into innovative products and ideally appealing to our filling station customers. We're open to considering all kinds of products, from heating pellets to recyclable packaging solutions, possibly even bio-fuels and bio-chemical components. We are looking for a partner with experience in developing sustainable and innovative solutions from bio sources.
We close the applications for the challenge at 11 PM (CEST). Following application deadline, all entries will be evaluated based on merit.
Potential collaborators with best solution proposals will be invited to remote pitches with OMV Group managers and experts to discuss their solution, technology, and provide an overview of business model.
During the proof-of-concept phase the goal is to validate the proposal, run pilots and field trials and develop a business case.
Successful teams will be then given the chance to enter a long-term cooperation with OMV, Borealis or OMV Petrom.
Join our vision and help us shape a sustainable future.
Access the resources to develop a solution with a large scale impact on the sustainable fuels and circular economy market.
Pitch your solution directly to OMV Group decision makers, responding to current organizational needs.
Apply, test and develop your product within OMV’s vast group network and local partners.
Expand your network and gain a trusted and experienced collaboration partner to jointly promote your product.
Learn directly from our experts, get access to our network & infrastructure, and work with us on an eye-to-eye level.
You will benefit not only from recognition of an innovative solution but also experience a rapid transformation of your idea.
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