Future Positive Challenge

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Sustainability is behind every design decision we make and it is one of our core business values. We’re looking for breakthrough, next-generation materials, components, and processes to accelerate the development of more sustainable products. Logitech is looking for partners who want to gain exposure to their ideas. Let’s collaborate and find ways to scale your innovation.

challenge details

Showcase your innovative, sustainability-focused solutions to engineering and process design challenges in consumer electronics. 

Electronics

We’re looking for new solutions that use lower-impact materials and energy-efficient processes in the design and production of circuit boards, which have traditionally taken a toll on the environment.

Energy Storage and Management

Have an answer to safer, scalable, cost-effective electronics for high-capacity batteries and energy storage? We’re looking for solutions featuring alternative materials to lithium or cobalt and techniques for battery recycling.

Transducers and Actuators

Currently there is no viable commercialized solution to magnet alternatives and efficient electro-mechanical designs in audio devices or other consumer electronics. We’re looking for innovative ideas in addressing this gap.

Materials

Our goal is to minimize energy use and reduce environmental impact while maximizing supply chains. We want to hear from you if you have a material alternative that reduces weight, increases strength, reduces carbon footprint, and is bio-based/biodegradable or renewable.

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

The Future Positive Challenge is for disruptive companies, startups, and pioneering engineers who want to drive change in a multi-billion dollar industry. As a sustainability-minded partner looking to make an impact on the world, you understand that the consumer electronics industry needs to balance available resources with environmental impact. Apply if you are looking to find meaningful connections to scale your business.

HOW TO APPLY

It’s easy to share your ideas and participate. Submit your proposal directly on our partner Tech Tour’s portal:

  1. Register to create a profile
  2. Read the Future Positive Challenge guidelines provided by Tech Tour
  3. Submit your entry

Winners will be judged against the criteria in the four challenge categories.

Entries are subject to Tech Tour Europe SA’s terms and conditions.

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As part of the registration process for the Challenge, you will disclose personal information which may constitute personal data for the purposes of any applicable personal data protection legislation. You are deemed to have consented to Logitech and its third-party partners’ processing of the said personal data for the purposes of conducting the Challenge. Logitech will process personal data per Logitech's Privacy Policy. Tech Tour Europe SA will process personal data per its own privacy policy.

Timing

Dates and Milestones

Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2022

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Applications open

Submit your ideas.

Jan - Feb, 2023

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Pitch sessions

Round 1: Selected candidates will share their big idea with the selection committee.

Feb - Mar, 2023

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Logi workshop sessions

Round 2: Eight candidates (two from each category) will share with the committee in further detail under NDA.

Apr 15, 2023

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Results announced

Selection committee shares who the winners are.

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Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2022

Applications open

Submit your ideas.

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Jan - Feb, 2023

Pitch sessions

Round 1: Selected candidates will share their big idea with the selection committee.

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Feb - Mar, 2023

Logi workshop sessions

Round 2: Eight candidates (two from each category) will share with the committee in further detail under NDA.

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Apr 15, 2023

Results announced

Selection committee shares who the winners are.

SELECTION JURY

This year’s expert panel of judges includes leaders in sustainability, manufacturing, and beyond

And more to come...

Selection Process and Ceremony

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SELECTION PROCESS
All proposals will be reviewed by the selection jury and decisions will be made in two rounds.

ROUND 1
Pitch sessions will be scheduled for selected proposals, followed by a workshop with Logitech to deep-dive into the proposals for final selection.

ROUND 2
Following the workshop, select applicants will be identified for further in-depth exploration.

CEREMONY
An award ceremony will be held in April, 2023 in celebration of the winners.

MEDIA USAGE

  1. By participating in the Challenge, you consent to the use of your personal data by Logitech for the purpose of the challenge and any post-challenge activities and/or publicity. You agree to take part in any publicity relating to the challenge as well as to the use of your names and photographs in any such publicity.
  2. You agree to participate and cooperate in all media and promotional activities relating to the Challenge, including but not limited to being interviewed, photographed or video recorded. You grant Logitech a no-fee, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, display and/or create derivative works of such footage and photographs in all media worldwide, including online social media without compensation and without prior inspection or approval.
  3. You agree to execute additional specific consents to such use if asked to do so.

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FAQS

How much does it cost to enter?

There is no cost for applicants to submit proposals.

What types of organizations can apply?

Registered organizations of all sizes and types are welcome to apply, including startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), innovative companies, and institutes of higher education (universities, research institutes). At this time we do not accept applications from individuals.

How do I know if my innovation or expertise is applicable?

Your proposal will be reviewed by Logitech and external experts. Selected solutions will be contacted by Logitech for further discussions.

What information do I need to include when applying for a challenge?

Proposals should include the following information: an abstract, insight into how your solution works, its mechanism, and if possible, supportive data.

Can I apply to more than one challenge?

Yes. You may submit different ideas to multiple challenges. You may also submit different ideas to the same challenge.

What if I need an NDA?

During the application process, submissions should only include disclosable details. Please do NOT submit confidential information. If your proposal is accepted, Logitech will provide an NDA.

What about my intellectual property?

If your idea is patentable, you/your company should be responsible for a patent application to protect you/your company's intellectual property. Logitech is not responsible for any IP claims if the idea was submitted to Logitech without filing a patent.

I’m doing research at a University and have an idea or potential solution. Can I still apply?

Yes, but please note that you must either apply in the name of the University or first register a legal entity/company before applying to the challenge. We do not accept applications from individuals.

What are the selection criteria for each of the challenge categories?

Selection criteria are proposed by Logitech and an external jury. Considerations are given to technology, sustainability performance, feasibility, and potential further development of the proposal. For a detailed breakdown of each topic’s criteria, visit the Tech Tour page.

Legal

NOTICE FOR SUBMISSION

  1. Logitech will have no obligation to keep your submission confidential or proprietary, and shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of the submission.
  2. Logitech may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for the purpose of the challenge, without any restriction or any compensation.
  3. There is no obligation for Logitech to review, keep, acknowledge, or return the submission or any related materials.
  4. Individuals are not allowed to participate. Only proposals from registered companies or institutes of higher education will be accepted in the Challenge.
  5. Proposals are submitted directly on the Tech Tour Europe SA submission page and subject to the Tech Tour Europe SA applicable terms and conditions.
  6. Logitech may in its sole discretion terminate, cancel, modify or suspend the Challenge or re-schedule the dates of the Challenge. Any such termination, modification, suspension, or re-schedule will not give rise to any claim by the participants.
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  8. Further information and inquiries, please email: FuturePositive@logitech.com