Do you have an innovative startup
that could solve an internal challenge for Braskem?

Braskem Labs Challenge searches for startups that offer to solve real challenges in very different sectors at Braskem. Your company will have the chance to develop a pilot project and become a potential Braskem supplier or partner, which will help to acquire competitiveness, reduce costs and improve the company productivity.

All registered startups must comply with at least one of the 17 UN SDGs




Registrations are open throughout Brazil. We seek startups which could solve specific problems at Braskem.


We select startups according to the proposed challenge for a 10 to 15 minute pitch to the involved sectors. Up to 15 startups will be selected for this stage.


One-week immersion in the proposed problem, working with work teams from Braskem and Innoscience.


After the immersion we will select startups to run a pilot at Braskem.


If it does well, the startup can be hired either as a supplier or as a partner.



This is an opportunity to test either your product or services with a big company

There is a chance of being hired


Visibility and approval from a leading company in the sector

Interaction with experienced professionals

Possibility of getting funds for the development of a pilot


10 projetos pilotos foram selecionados e estão rodando na Braskem.


Braskem Labs Challenge 2018
Batch 2

The second batch of the Braskem Labs Challenge is seeking startups to solve eight real-world challenges in various fields at Braskem.

The startups selected will have an opportunity to develop a pilot-project and to become a Braskem supplier or partner.




07/11 to 08/11

Pitch Day









Optimization of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste

How to add quality to post-consumer plastic waste?

Predictive Maintenance 4.0

How to optimize the predictive maintenance of extruders?

Optimizing inventory and warehouse management

How to increase the efficiency of inventory and warehouse management?

Virtual reality simulation in plants

How to raise awareness and increase the effectiveness of risk training at a Braskem industrial plant?


FinTech: Artificial Intelligence to optimize financial flows

How to optimize decision-making involving financial flows in different countries?

Electronic and Integrated Service Permit

How to approve services by verifying the training modules of team members and third parties?

Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analysis for Project Management

How to integrate different project databases to generate smart indicators?

Control of Donations & Sponsorships

How to use technology to increase the safety and transparency of the donation & sponsorship process?



In Batch #1, 130 startups registered to solve 10 challenges.


Yes, your company must be legally registered to participate in the Braskem Labs Challenge.

Previous Editions - Batch 1

1º edição do Braskem Labs Challenge aconteceu ano passado e selecionou 10 startups para realizarem projetos pilotos na Braskem. Elas poderão se tornar nossas fornecedoras ou parceiras.

A edição de 2017 do Braskem Labs Challenge contou com 10 desafios divididos entre as áreas de logística e soluções administrativas.



Load distribution on the axles

How can we detect load distribution on a truck’s axles?

Quality control of silos

How can we ensure that the products reach customers with their specificities in perfect conditions?

Gerenciar Riscos de Transporte

Como reduzir os indicadores de roubos e garantir a possibilidade de recuperação da carga?

Controle de emissão de gases

Como medir e diminuir a emissão de gases EGEE pelo transporte utilizado pela empresa?

Disponibilidade do Mercado de Transportes

Como identificar a disponibilidade de transporte, considerando oferta, demanda e disponibilidade futura em diferentes regiões?


Controle e Monitoramento de Vigilância

Como é possível gerir equipamentos de segurança dos parques industriais, com programação de manutenção preventiva e controle das manutenções corretivas?

Soluções Helpdesk

Como proporcionar que os integrantes da empresa abram chamados e interajam com a Braskem sem estar na rede Braskem?

Otimização das roteirizações do transporte coletivo

Como otimizar a gestão da roteirização de linhas de transporte coletivo da empresa?

Redução dos custos dos escritórios

Como reduzir os gastos de energia nos escritórios da Braskem?

Redução de custos de estacionamento

Como tornar o preenchimento de vagas de estacionamentos nos escritórios da empresa mais efetivo?



As inscritas passam por uma triagem feita pelo time do Braskem Labs Challenge.



Braskem Labs Challenge divulga startups selecionadas para a próxima fase do programa

Dentre 130 inscritas, 24 startups foram selecionadas para apresentarem suas soluções presencialmente aqui em São Paulo.



Braskem Labs Challenge seleciona 15 startups para a próxima etapa do programa

Um total de 15 startups participaram de uma semana de imersão junto às equipes responsáveis pelos desafios, na qual tiveram acesso a maiores informações sobre os problemas e puderam refinar suas soluções para, ao final da semana, apresentarem uma proposta de projeto piloto que poderá ser implementada na Braskem.



Selecionamos 10 startups para realizarem projetos pilotos na Braskem. Caso bem sucedidas, elas poderão se tornar nossas fornecedoras ou parceiras.


UN Global Compact - Breakthrough Innovation Challenge

Innovation is part of Braskem's DNA. We want to accelerate innovation and bring disruptive solutions to many industries and we offer awards to those who can solve our challenges. The prize can be available to anyone: companies, startups, academics or citizens. We seek disruptions through talents and ideas that are beyond the corporate universe.

“None of us is as strong as all of us”
Henry Chesbrough


What is it?

In partnership with Innocentive, Braskem launched global challenges from the most diverse sectors. Each of the challenges has specific criteria to be met, but the solutions can be brought by strangers from the most diverse fields. Braskem will offer a prize to teams or individuals that meet the challenge proposed.

Who can participate?

The challenges are global and can be solved by anyone as long as the criteria is met.

How it came about?

In 2016, the UN Global Compact, in partnership with DO School, launched the Global Innovation Breakthrough Innovation Challenge (BIC). BIC is a program that brought together young entrepreneurs from multinational companies who are leaders in building business models that incorporate disruptive technologies in an effort to address the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS). As a result of its participation in this program, Braskem is launching these challenges with global reach and strengthening its process of Open Innovation.

How to participate?

The challenges are posted on the Innocentive online platform.
To apply, simply register on the platform and participate.


The Challenges

Scalable 3D Printing:
Speeding-Up Sintering Processes with Polyolefins.

How to remove odor from post consumption plastic?


Each challenge has a different award offered by Braskem.
See more details on each of the challenges launched at links above.



Each batch (edition) of Braskem Labs Challenge launches internal challenges of the most diverse areas of Braskem.

See below who were the leaders who launched challenges in Batch 1.


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