Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Air Liquide has selected the three winners of its 2023 Scientific Challenge, out of 119 proposals from 29 countries.

This 3rd edition of the Scientific Challenge aimed at identifying and accelerating the development of innovative solutions for the decarbonization of industrial ecosystems, in an open innovation approach. The laureates’ projects will receive funding from Air Liquide to develop their proposed solutions and to transform them into market-ready technologies.


The three laureates were selected by a Jury of 8 members, headed by Air Liquide Vice-President Research & Development Jérôme Christin. It included in particular Professor Isabelle Ryl, Director of PRAIRIE at INRIA (PaRis Artificial Intelligence Research InstitutE), and Professor Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, former US Secretary for Energy, Professor at Stanford University, USA.


The three winners of the Scientific Challenge will receive the “Air Liquide Scientific Prize” endowed with 50,000 euros. In addition, their scientific works will be supported by Air Liquide expertise and equipment, as part of a 3-year partnership, in order to develop their innovative proposals and to transform them into market-ready technologies.