When is the application deadline?
The application window opens on August 17, 2018 and closes on November 9, 2018 (11:59 Pacific Time). The application deadline has been extended from November 2 to November 9.
My startup is not registered, can I still apply?
You do not need to be incorporated at the time of application submission, however, if you are to be selected to receive a cash prize, by law you’ll need to be a registered entity to receive your cash award.
If I don’t have a working prototype, can I still apply?
Yes, your application will still be accepted, however, it is preferred that you have a validated concept and a working prototype. Please be sure to describe where you are in the process towards developing a working prototype and what associated challenges you are facing.
What are the terms and conditions?
The terms and conditions can be found here.
Should I still apply if my company doesn’t fit in the four categories?
The four competition categories includes battery technologies across the entire battery value chain. If you have a solution or innovation that falls outside these categories, please explain why and how you would benefit from a partnership with LG Chem.
Will you sign an NDA?
We will not sign an NDA during the initial round of applications, but all information submitted during the application process will ONLY be used to select the winners. LG Chem is willing to sign an NDA during the interview process if that eases the concern about Intellectual Property protection. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions on the dos and don’ts of how applicants are expected to be responsible for the protection of their own Intellectual Property.
Is a video interview necessary during the selection process?
Yes, once the application window closes, we will shortlist and contact the applicants to arrange a video interview.
Do we have to submit all of the files requested?
Yes, all of the files requested on the application will be reviewed and required for a complete submission.