Cascades, in partnership with Bonjour Startup Montréal, has launched an Open Innovation Challenge to collaborate with innovative startups. The Canadian leader in sustainable packaging solutions is looking for ways to optimize its design processes with new packaging solutions for corrugated boxes. Applications close May 7, 2021.
Business Opportunity: Acquire a major customer and the opportunity to create a commercial collaboration with an organization focused on sustainable development
Strategic Support: Directly access certain key decision-makers in order to align your collaboration proposal
Financial Support: Access to a financial contribution to test your solution and your performance/business hypotheses in the form of a proof of concept
Access to Expertise: Access Cascades’ expertise in the packaging industry
Closing of applications: May 7, 2021
Pre-selection: May 28, 2021
Testing period (proof of concept): June-September 2021
Announcement of successful candidates: October 2021
Cascades is a paper and packaging company that produces, converts and sells packaging and tissue products made primarily from recycled fibers. Founded in 1964 in Kingsey Falls, Quebec, the Society was created by the Lemaire brothers. They became aware of the economic and social potential that could be generated by setting up a company mainly focused on sustainable development, adhering to the principles of reuse, recovery and recycling. More than 50 years later, the company has 11,000 women and men working in more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. The Company is currently positioned in four business segments: Containerboard packaging, Flat board (Europe), Specialty products and Tissue paper.
About Bonjour Startup Montréal
Bonjour Startup Montréal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation, growth and influence of Montréal startups and position Montréal among the world’s most dynamic ecosystems. It is supported by the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, Ville de Montréal, Canadian Economic Development, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.