Press release
Career News
January 20, 2022

Evonik International Student Challenge 2022

Evonik is placing two challenges exclusively to the members of our most important student networks and you are invited to solve them.

Your chance to win great prizes and prove your skills and know-how with innovative ideas and solutions!

Evonik is placing two challenges exclusively to the members of our most important student networks and you are invited to solve them. Take part and get together in teams on the virtual platform XEEM or sign up as a whole team.


Important dates:

Registration: Open until March 8, 2022

Kick-off and brainstorming on March 15, 2022 / 4 pm CET

Work on project in team: March 15 - April 5, 2022

Live pitch in front of Evonik: April 5, 2022 / 4 pm CET


Do you want to participate in the challenge and are you a member of the partner networks? Then these are the next steps:


Step 1:

Choose one challenge:


Option A

Decentralized production concepts - The future for the chemical industry?

Can decentralized production concepts be used for producing feedstocks for chemical industry? Example for feedstock: Ethanol, renewable raw materials

Characterize each player in the value chain

Collect information about natural raw materials available in the value chain

Collect information about logistic concepts / analyze the structure of the logistic concepts


Option B

Circular Economy - What kind of chemical and technical developments are necessary to make products fully circular?

Chemical industry sees itself as a key player to enhance product properties (e.g. reuse of consumer goods)

What properties make a circular product attractive for end consumers? What are potential unique selling points?

What kind of chemical or technical developments are necessary to achieve the desired properties?

What is the market potential of chemical or technical products for circularity in 5 and 10 years? It may be helpful to address the full market potential of circular products as a basis.


Step 2:

Participation on

In the kick-off meeting on March 15 we will explain the topics of the challenges in detail and also answer all of your questions.

Step 3:

Work on the project with your team

Step 4:

Live-Pitch event


On April 5, all teams get the opportunity to present their solutions in a virtual pitch event and a jury will award the best presentations. The winners receive cash prizes.


1. Place: 1.500€

2. Place: 1.000€

3. Place: 500€


To sign up to one of the challenges, simply click on the link of your network and tell us which challenge you want to work on!





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