As every Monday we are back to work taking a look back at past week's most viewed research, innovation and funding opportunities. Here they are in case you missed any of them:
The most viewed post of the week is the technology request submitted by the global leader in home appliances Electrolux, under the title Seeking for new washing technology using microwaves that would ease the stain removal or the wrinkle removal, a specific technical innovation that will close the process to submit proposals next May 31st, 2017
Electrolux posted this:
Seeking for a new washing technology using microwaves that would ease the stain removal or the wrinkle removal
A new washing technology using microwaves should be analyzed highlighting the pros and cons. It is expected to understand if the stains can be removed easier than today and/or there are more benefits involved. For example, the cleaning efficiency of a stained textile is the same as a regular washing cycle (inside a current washing machine) but it is faster or use less resources (water, energy etc.). Other possible deployments could be assessed as remove wrinkles, avoid colors fade out, etc.
Second most viewed post of the week is the € 210,000 competition posted by Climate-KIC, the EU's largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy. The technology request is titled Seeking solutions to allow food production from wasted heat energy emitted from industry (Urban Food from Residual Heat competition).
Climate-KIC posted this:
Seeking solutions to allow food production from wasted heat energy emitted from industry (Urban Food from Residual Heat competition)
The Swedish cities of Malmö, Lund, Oskarshamn and Bjuv in collaboration with E.ON, ICA Fastigheter, Veolia and more, are looking for creative partners with innovative solutions to be involved in a new venture. This new venture will use wasted heat energy emitted from industrial sources in the production of food or other biological products within the urban environment. Residual heat often emitted as clean warm water represents a waste of both energy and resources that is ultimately detrimental to the local and global environment.
Third and last most viewed post of the week is the technology offer posted by the SNI recognized Mexican university, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla under the title BACTERIAL FORMULATION FOR PLANT GROWTH.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:
BACTERIAL FORMULATION FOR PLANT GROWTH
The present invention includes a bacterial formulation that contains 6 different bacterial strains: Azospirillum brasilense Sp7, Burkholderia unamae MTI641, Pseudomonas putida KT2440, Sphingomonas sp. OF 178, Gluconoacetobacter diazotrophicus PAI 5 and Bradyrhizobium sp. MS22, able to promote the growth in plants of agricultural and/or bioremediation interest. The formulation promotes the growth of maize plants and other plants of agricultural interest. The bacteria of the present invention are adhered and may colonize the plants in a suitable manner by means of their own capacities.