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Who will win the Fujifilm Future Challenge this year?

Students invent innovative ideas for Fujifilm Manufacturing in Tilburg


The winners of 2016 who proposed Fujifilm to develop with their technologies sustainable and removable tattoo ink

Following the success of 2016 also this year the ‘Fujifilm Future Challenge’ will be organised. The kick-off for this student challenge, an initiative from Fujifilm and several educational institutions in The Netherlands, will take place on 21 September 2017. In this competition students are challenged to think of innovative products or solutions for Fujifilm. During the coming months they will work in teams on new business models based on technologies of the multinational corporation. In total 80 students will participate, coming from several educational institutes.

On 30 November the students present their final ideas to each other and a professional jury. The best idea will be rewarded with the ‘Fujifilm Future Challenge Award 2017’ and the team will receive a nice price.

During the kick-off the students will pay a first visit to the Fujifilm site in Tilburg. They will be introduced to Fujifilm’s Open Innovation strategy and learn about the manifold technologies of the company. After that the teams will start with a first orientation. The students will have access to technological specialists of Fujifilm and will be coached by the respective university or academic institution on how to develop new ideas and test these with customers. 

In 2016 Fujifilm started the Open Innovation Hub Europe in Tilburg, an institution where the company is looking for cooperation with business partners to jointly develop new products. In the search for innovation new ideas from students are considered an additional enrichment. For the students the challenge will be an educational experience. 

Final presentations 2016

For more information contact:
Rosemarie Vrolijk Communications
FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V.
Phone: +31 13 579 17 53
Email: rosemarie.vrolijk(at)fujifilm(dot)com