Press release
June 11, 2015

Evonik kicks off the 2nd Idea Contest among Chinese university students

Evonik recently launched the 2nd “Evonik Idea Contest” among Chinese university students, to spur innovation thinking and provide a platform for young people to show their creative ideas. The contest also shows chemical industry’s contribution to sustainable development, hence to promote the overall image of the whole industry.

The contest is open to master or doctor students to participate with interdisciplinary team of three to five people. It is important that the participants propose their new ideas based on chemical materials or technologies which provide solutions to the challenges given. Winner will not only receive up to RMB 20,000 cash reward to support their research, but also enjoy the green channel to Evonik campus recruiting and internship opportunity.

We call for registration for 2015 Evonik Idea Contest from 01 June. In line with the trend of urbanization, this year’s topic will be focused on solutions to green construction achieved by smart materials. We welcome students majored in architecture, chemicals, materials and etc. to join the contest to present your innovative ideas.

The 1st Evonik Idea Contest was held last year. It themed with “Seeking Innovative Solutions to Environmental Problems in China” and attracted nearly 600 students from over 60 universities and institutes across 20 provinces or cities in China. The winning team came from the East China University of Science and Technology with the solution on water treatment.

For more information, please visit official website of Evonik China at

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2014 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €1.9 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in the Greater China region (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) since the late 1970’s; with wide-ranging trading relations already in place prior to this in the region. Evonik regards Greater China as one of the driving forces of the global economy and we consequently endeavour to grow our business in the region. The company now has around 3,000 employees in the Greater China region, the regional sales reached over €1.1 billion in 2014.



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