Fujifilm Challenge

Fujifilm Future Challenge 2020 – Pitch


Student/Business Exchange: Fujifilm Future Challenge 2020

 Create your own sustainable solutions. Fujifilm has a mission to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. Fujifilm is the world's largest photographic and imaging company. It is less well known that they are leading innovators in the fields of bio-engineering, energy & environment, medicine and membranes. Now,  Fujifilm focusses on (1) Functional Materials, e.g. - materials that can be used in the development of membranes for the generation of Hydrogen in energy storage, water purification and carbon capturing); and (2) the  Healthcare Industry, e.g.- diagnostic MRI or endoscopy equipment, stem cell technology, new drugs and cell and tissue culturing. Those technologies can be used in applications to treat diseases like skin burns, renew knee cartilage or even to regenerate heart cells.

 Why participate? It’s a unique opportunity to work with a leading tech company and test your own ability to come up with competitive, sustainable and validated innovations while competing with like-minded students from countries in this event.

 The challenge. To develop new product applications for Fujifilm and test these in the market. You have access to technical specialists at Fujifilm and will be coached to develop ideas, spot opportunities and test these in the market for an international company. The goal: to co-create with Fujifilm to develop new sustainable business.

The prize. The best team will be awarded and will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Barcelona including a visit to the Fujifilm European top management.

 Who participate? Students from academic and applied universities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Sweden.

What are you going to do? During the Fujifilm Challenge 2020 you are challenged to develop and test radical new ideas which may fit to the new focus areas of Fujifilm. You learn to work with new technologies.  In five weeks, you develop your new business ideas based on new creativity tools. You meet with all participating teams and Fujifilm gives you direct feedback. Weekly, a coach is guiding you. You prepare 2 videos, 2 business model canvasses and a poster presentation. Finally, you pitch your business to an expert jury.  Invent the future and bring your own solutions to big problems. All activities can be executed virtually (even plenary sessions).

More info:  For more examples of the new products and technologies visit: Innovation at Fujifilm.

 Questions? Mail Frans Stel stel@createnewbusiness.com


Program Fujifilm Future Challenge 2020

You can find the program here.


Midterm meeting: ideas in crisis time

You can find the hand-out here and the report here