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L’Oréal Operations – Beyond Plastic Challenge | WIN TRIP TO FRANCE

Are you interested in reducing plastic consumption of a major player in the cosmetics industry via sustainable alternative solutions?

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L’Oréal Operations is offering the unique opportunity for creative entrepreneurs to help nurture your innovative solutions and concepts with first-class support, resources and most importantly, experiences that will push your business forward.

Open to established companies, startups, universities and technical centers or laboratories, the L’Oréal Operations – Beyond Plastic Challenge will enable you to make a fundamental and sustainable difference to a globally recognised group.

What is the Beyond Plastic Challenge?

Since 15 years, L’Oréal has dedicated itself to reducing the environmental impact of its packaging. Agorize is working side by side with L’Oréal Operations to launch the Beyond Plastic Challenge. Our goal is to search for innovators who can provide plastic free biomaterial solutions that enable plastic free packaging.

During the application stage, your propositions will be reviewed by the L’Oréal Operations technical committee. For those who are shortlisted during the application stage, you will be mentored with engaged feedback and guidance from experts to improve your propositions. These consolidated propositions will then be reviewed in a second stage by a steering committee that will select finalists.

Finalists will then pitch their proposition to a panel of experts at L’Oréal Operations headquarters in France. At this stage, a winner will be chosen.

What prizes can be won?

The final, hosted in November 2022, will take place at the L’Oréal Operations headquarters in Clichy (Paris area), France. The Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their proposition in front of experts, L’Oréal Operations Executive Committee, etc.

L’Oréal Operations will cover the travel costs for the Finalists (hotel, meals, flight) within the limit of 2 people per solution selected for a period of 2 days. The Finalists will also be invited to a dinner with members of the L’Oréal Operations management committee.

The incentives will be selected by l’Oréal Operations at its sole discretion at the end of the Challenge and from the list stated here.

Are you eligible to enter?

The L’Oréal Operations – Beyond Plastic Challenge is open and offered solely to: Startup, Freelance, Research Institute, Business entity regardless of its business area (hereinafter “Participant(s)”).  Participants may be required, with L’Oréal’s sole discretion, to provide proof of (i) company registration by submitting a registration certificate issued within the last three (3) months, or ongoing company registration, or any trade registry and proof ensuring the registration of the entity in the relevant country, and (ii) a valid professional insurance policy subscription. 

All the documents that may confirm the Participant’s eligibility may be required prior to awarding any prizes (e.g. identity document, registration certificate, etc.). 

This Challenge is not open to: 

  • Any natural person;
  • Affiliates and representatives of L’Oréal and Agorize; 
  • Any legal person located in a country where the Challenge is not open (China; Russia; etc.).

This Challenge is void in countries where it is prohibited or restricted by law. 

They must have the ability to process plastic free biomaterials (defined in Themes) into flexible or rigid packaging that can contain cosmetic products with a minimum Technology Readiness Level (defined in Themes) of 5 by 2025.

How do you enter?

In the first instance, candidates will need to register themselves here and provide a written proposition for their intended solution (only no confidential information must be shared).

The proposition requires you to provide various key pieces of information with regards to your organisation and your intended solution to the challenge. You can view some further guidance to this here.

What are the winning selection criteria?

The selection process comes in two stages; the initial selection process will assess the initial registration proposition. From this, experts will judge the most suitable and viable solutions to take forward.

Following a period of development of their solutions and submission of a final proposition, Finalists will be chosen to present their ideas to L’Oréal Operations experts at L’Oréal Operations’ headquarters in Clichy, France.

A winner will be chosen from the Finalists at the event from the L’Oréal Operations panel of experts.

For the challenge rules, click here.

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