NOVA Innovation Competition


Saint-Gobain complements its significant commitment to in-house research and development by identifying start-up companies on the leading edge of emerging technologies that mesh with Saint-Gobain’s areas of strategic interest. NOVA External Venturing is the “match-maker” between start-ups and Saint-Gobain business units.


Competition Organizer

Saint-Gobain / US Green Building Council

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
Who's Eligible

Global innovation contest for startups (from early to commercial stage) in the areas of Innovative Materials, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Habitat & Green Building

Important Dates

- Application deadline: June 30, 2012!

- 1st selection process by the NOVA External Venturing team (candidates will receive a strong support from one of the team members)

- Semi-finals in September, 2012: selection by in-house experts of Saint-Gobain and of the USGBC

- Finals at Greenbuild in San Francisco, CA, on November 15, 2012: selection of the 3 winners by members of the top management of Saint-Gobain and of other well-known Cleantech organizations

Competition Prizes

3 winners receive cash prizes of respectively:

Other Info

This NOVA Innovation Competition is a great opportunity to receive public recognition, support from experts, cash prizes, and perhaps even a partnership with the world’s largest building materials company!