GIT Accepted into AkzoNobel ‘Paint The Future’ Challenge

Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2, 2021 – Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) is among 11 leading start-up companies globally who have recently been accepted into the ‘Paint the Future’ global start-up challenge. The challenge is facilitated by AkzoNobel, a leading global producer of marine coatings.

GIT will participate in a three-day bootcamp taking place in Amsterdam November 16-18. GIT and the other 10 start-ups will engage with AkzoNobel experts face-to-face to explore potential collaborations together.

The invited start-ups will follow a tailored program that includes customized expert sessions, exclusive presentations and plenty of opportunities to network with senior leadership and subject matter experts.

“Collaboration with the largest marine coatings companies to deliver our sustainable vision even further has been in our roadmap since day one,” said Mo AlGermozi, co-founder and CEO of GIT. “Our team has worked hard to get this far so quickly and we look forward to showcasing our hard work with AkzoNobel.”

For more information on the 2021 global start-up challenge, visit

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT)

GIT is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT supplies the world’s most sustainable marine coatings to the maritime transportation sector.


About Paint the Future

Launched in 2019, Paint the Future is AkzoNobel’s global collaborative innovation ecosystem. It’s a bold initiative to accelerate, test, launch and scale ideas and solutions for the paints and coatings industry. Paint the Future runs a variety of programs to accelerate innovation. Initially open to startups, it was quickly expanded to embrace academia, research institutes and two large groups of suppliers. As the ecosystem continues to grow and build on the success of each program, it’s become the largest in the industry.


About AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

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