Panasonic Deep Tech Innovation Challenge 2 aims to identify high potential startups with emerging technologies to collaborate and co-innovate with Panasonic's heating/cooling thermal storage capabilities in various applications such as advancing product functionality, transportation & storage, pharmaceutical products and enabling human relief. Panasonic will be featuring two different thermal storage technologies in this challenge: (i) Cold storage technology, and (ii) Heat storage technology.
Selected companies may be given the opportunity to license Panasonic's IP, co-innovate on solutions, and leverage on Panasonic and Panasonic R&D Centre Singapore resources.
Companies (startups/SMEs) with a promising solution in the areas of Heat/Cold thermal storage technology.
With a working product or service, preferably with high traction in the market.
Must be able to deploy the solution fast to the marketplace.
*The briefing session on 2 March 2021, 2PM (SGT) recording will be made available upon request, drop us a message below!
What are the challenges?
Transportation & Storage
Southeast Asia is a tropical region with warm temperatures and high humidity. Storing and transporting food, products and other materials may require a specific range of temperatures to keep the goods intact. Panasonic would like to solve wastage from storage and transport complications - where Panasonic will provide the heat and cold storage technology, IP and resources to create an environment suitable for prolonged periods of time.
Product Functionality & Enhancement
Certain machines, systems, and storage items are best operated within a range of temperatures. Operating in suboptimal temperatures may result in decreasing activities and even damage. To tackle this problem, the industry has created cooling systems that require large amounts of energy and are generally costly. Additionally, there can be losses in the event of power outages or failures.
Panasonic wants to utilise cold storage technology to solve such energy consumption and emergency problems. Panasonic's cold storage technology can reduce energy consumption and create an environment that cools machines and equipment promptly and for a long time in an emergency.
Note:Panasonic is open to new ideas on possible applications of the technologies. Please feel free to propose your ideas or solutions!
PLUSS Advanced Technologies
PLUSS® is a materials research and manufacturing company involved in the field of Speciality Polymeric Additives for enhancing polymer properties and Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage.
Thermal Energy Service Solutions
TESSSOL is a globally recognized venture, offering next generation storage and logistics solutions across the temperature controlled supply chain based on proprietary clean energy technologies developed over last half a decade.
Get mentored and work with Panasonic
Advance your technology
Understand market trends
IP & Tech Licensing
Further development of the technology through Panasonic’s additional resources and IP licensing
Set up opportunities for discussions with Panasonic engineers
Cash Prizes for Top 3 winners
05 Feb 2021- 9 Apr 2021
Submit your company profile, solution and pitch deck
Briefing Session (Ended)
2 Mar 2021
Find out more about the challenge and technologies from the key management team. The Panasonic team will be present to help interested applicants contextualise and offer clarifications if required
*Please reach out to us for the recording and slide deck if you are interested*
Selection and Confirmation of Finalists
23 Apr 2021
Top companies chosen as finalists
16 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
Finalists are mentored and required to produce deliverables
Demo Day Preparation
3 May 2021 - 14 May 2021
Finalists will prepare their pitch and solution demo
21 May 2021
Finalists will pitch to Panasonic's key management