As every Monday morning the team heads out to work and takes a break to look back at the most viewed research, innovation and funding opportunities of the past week. Here they are in case you missed them:
First place is for the technology request posted by the world-leading Industrial Gases company on operation for over 75 year, the well-known Air Products. Under the title Seeking IoT System for Gas Cyliner inventory management and telemetry, this > 2,000,000 € project size range technology request is looking for ready to market technical innovations and products until next October 18th, 2017.
Air Products posted this:
Seeking IoT System for Gas Cylinder inventory management and telemetry
Air Products manages large inventories of gas cylinders world-wide. Because gas cylinders are relatively low-cost, low-margin commodities we are seeking a low-cost IoT solution for: cylinder inventory management, cylinder telemetry i.e. contents (remote) reporting as well as cylinder location monitoring as an optional capability. Additionally, Air Products is interested in solutions that are capable of measuring the contents of the cylinder, specifically the amount of gas remaining in the cylinder.
Second most viewed post of the week is the technology request posted by Electrolux, the global leader in home appliances, which is looking for specific technical innovations through the technology call titles Seeking for a new washing technology using microwaves that would ease the stain removal or the wrinkle removal. The posting company no longer accepts further proposals.
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.
Third and last place is taken by the to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the International Atomic Energy Agency, with its recently posted technology request titled Seeking proposals for a small unmanned autonomous surface vehicle (USV), a call for proposals with 20,000 € in rewards plus a trip to Australia to join the demonstration week. Deadline has been extended until August 18th, 2017.
International Aotmic Energy Agency posted this:
Seeking proposals for a small unmanned autonomous surface vehicle (USV) | 5,000 EUR reward + Joint cooperation opportunities
The International Atomic Energy Agency is seeking proposals for a small unmanned autonomous surface vehicle (USV) to improve the working conditions of the IAEA inspectors.
The total prize pool is up to 20,000 EUR. Participants with the best technical proposals will receive funding to participate in the Demonstration Week, organized in Australia in September 2017. The IAEA will also invite participants whose robotic platforms are selected after the Demonstration Week to submit a fixed price proposal to customize their system for the IAEA.
The IAEA may award multiple Agreements related to this project.