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Elaine Wang posted this Technology CallSeeking a air duct design team to cooperate with the air system improvementHaier kitchen appliance seeks a new air outlet solution to solve the problem of the current vibration of the outflow fan.The percolation fan originally used in the air curtain technology of Haier Hood achieves uniform vibration at the angle of the front of the range hood. At the same time, there is a problem of continuous vibration. Now it is hoped that through the improvement of the air duct and air outlet method, vibration-free wind can be achieved. It is hoped to seek cooperation from teams with relevant design capabilities and technical strengths to jointly developing a new generation of wind screen products.
Innovation Manager at Haier
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking a cutting technology for thin glass (< 100 µm) as well as thin glass / polymer laminates.Robust cutting technology for flexible thin glass (< 100 µm) and thin glass-polymer laminates with elevated edge quality (smooth, no chipping, good edge strength) to obtain bendable elements.
Elaine Wang posted this Technology CallSeeking a solution for low-voltage preservation of fruits and vegetablesWe are looking for a technical solution that can extend the freshness date of fruits and vegetables through decompression. Its specific technical solutions can be miniaturized and applied to the technical solutions carried on ice-cooled products.
Innovation Manager at Haier
Elaine Wang posted this Technology CallSeeking a solution for the sterilization in freezing chamber of refrigeratorWe are looking for a solution for the sterilization in freezing chambers of refrigerator.
Innovation Manager at Haier
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking activation of chemical raw material dispersed in a matrix by external trigger on demandActivation on demand is a chance for us to develop new designs for high performance adhesive tapes. External trigger shall release reactive raw material e.g. chemcial crosslinking agents.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking alcohol soluble materials to prevent fabric textile stainingWe are looking for raw materials to prevent or reduce fabric textile staining that is caused by alcohol-based cosmetic products. The material must be soluble in or to be incorporated into an 50% alcoholic formulation.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking alternative printing technologies for aluminum cansPepsiCo is seeking novel, randomized printing or decorating technologies to generate high-quality graphics on aluminum beverage cans. The ability to print on package during the packaging operation is also of interest. Please review the tech request below for details.
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking Calcination Technologies for Inorganic Materials Under Corrosive AtmosphereHigh temperature treatment of inorganic materials is an important unit operation in the production of inorganic high performance materials used in ceramics, energy storage and as catalysts. The required volume goes up to several thousand tonnes per year. During the process, crystalline phases are formed, sintering occurs and combustible or volatile ingredients are removed. Current technologies often employ ovens for batch-wise operations and rotary kilns for the continuous mode. While these technologies are scalable and reliable, we are seeking partners with technologies for the high temperature treatment of an inorganic material under an atmosphere of air, steam and corrosive gases (hydrogen chloride). The new technology is preferably less energy demanding, less capital intensive and easy-to-apply.
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking Catalyst for Efficient Conversion of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen to MethanolPower to Methanol is a highly promising technology for the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) generated by renewable energy sources. Fuels derived from methanol such as dimethyl ether and oxymethylene ethers show high potential to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of synthetic fuels for a low carbon mobility in the future. Industrial catalysts based on CuZnAlOx materials are highly efficient in converting CO-rich syngas, as derived from steam reforming of methane, to methanol. However, with rising content of CO2, catalyst productivity and stability become an issue for industrial applications. Reduced thermal stability may be attributed to higher amounts of product water when applying high CO2 content in the feedgas. We are seeking alternative catalytic compounds with improved hydrothermal stability and improved activity. Low operating temperatures of
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking Chemical Additives to Prevent Plugging in PipelinesFlow assurance is relevant for all processes where materials or fluids are pumped through pipelines e.g. blood in veins, sewer lines, and production processes. Undesired deposition of solid deposits in pipelines can lead to plugging. Besides mechanical solutions, different concepts based on chemical solutions are known. Such chemicals can prevent plugging of flow lines by solid deposits by inhibiting agglomeration, dissolution of solid deposits or inhibiting the formation of deposits. We invite proposals from technology partners with relevant chemistry in place for novel chemical additives that can be used in at least one of the above mentioned concepts to avoid deposition of solid material in pipelines.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Emerging Consumer Products for the Health & Wellbeing sectorWe are working with a large direct selling company in the USA, with a presence in many overseas markets and a range of established nutrition, personal care, skin care and home-care product brands that positively impact the health and wellness of its end-consumers. These brands are recognised as innovative, backed by science and are successfully marketed and sold by an extensive entrepreneurial network, who are always looking to introduce the next generation of consumer products. The client is actively searching for emerging (and soon to become leading) consumer products for the health and wellness sector, which they can initially introduce into Hong Kong and/or the USA. They wish to continue their introduction of innovative branded products and partner with smaller companies looking for a foothold in these lucrative markets, ensuring their customer base is offered the widest range of effective and truly innovative early-stage products that have yet to become mainstream
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking emerging dehydration technologies and processesPepsiCo is seeking to identify emerging dehydration technologies in food and adjacent industries. Ideal technologies will have established feasibility within the past five years. Please review the complete tech call for specific areas PepsiCo is interested in.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking flavors, colors, and preservatives from natural sourcesPepsiCo invites proposals for alternative, naturally sourced ingredients – including novel and emerging flavors, colors, preservatives or other additives – to replace current traditional ingredients in food and beverage applications. Please review detailed tech request below.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking for a specific zeolite complexing agents that bind iron and copper ions from tap waterLooking for a specific zeolite complexing agents that bind iron and copper ions out of the tap water. The Cu2+ and especially Fe3+ ions in the water form yellow chelate complex in our cosmetic products. We would like to incorporate specific zeolite in our products that absorbs these Fe and Cu ions from the water and thus does not give a yellow discoloration.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking for bacteria detection method used in closed spaceNowadays, consumers are more and more concerned about food safety and health. Food even stored properly may still grow bacteria with time goes on. So now we are seeking for technologies or solutions that can detect the total microbial counts in a closed space that can be integrated with refrigerator. The module shall be small in size and have a relatively long lifetime, as the lifetime of a refrigerator is 8-10 years. Currently, we do not set specific requirement for the detection accuracy. It would be accepted as long as it could detect and tell the total bacteria counts. Haier prefers to work with partners that have existing technologies or approaches that can be applied to this specific application. Collaboration can involve technology licensing, product sourcing, proof of concept leading to joint development agreements and assistance with scale-up to manufacturing. Preference will be given to technologies or approaches that currently have working prototypes that can undergo feasibility, validation or proof of concept over a 3-6 month period. Financial support for the proof of concept phase will be negotiated based on specific performance targets agreed between both parties. For selected collaborators Haier may provide access to samples, test equipment and testing facilities. Technologies will need to satisfy manufacturability, material cost and ease of use assessments to progress from the concept stage.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking for technologies to reduce frozen meat gravy lossFor current refrigerators, meat and frozen foods are stored under low temperatures (-18℃) for longer preservation. However, after certain period, due to temperature fluctuation (caused by the on-and-off actions of the compressor and defrost, etc.) and sweeping of cold air flow (in air cooled refrigerators), frozen meat may lose water. For example, water on meat surface is removed and food cell is pierced through by ice crystals. Once the meat is thawed, there will be a large amount blood and the meat will taste hard or bad. This will have negative impact on meat quality. To further improve frozen food quality, we are now seeking for a new solution that could be applied on refrigerator products.
Alexander Kvashnin posted this Technology CallSeeking for technology of super intensive cultivation of white-legged shrimps in salted waterIn the modern practice of industrial shrimp cultivation in open lagoons in Southeast Asia there is a number of significant issues. These include the need to introduce modern water treatment systems, to enhance the biological safety of lagoons and prevent shrimp diseases. Other issues are energy-efficient aeration systems, circulation systems and wastewater treatment. The Vietnamese company aims to launch and then scale up the innovative business in the super-intensive cultivation of white leg shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei / Penaeus vannamei) in saline water: a mixture of sea and fresh water. Super-intensive shrimp cultivation includes planting density of more than 200-250 pieces of shrimp per square meter or more. Thus, the main issue is the solution of such problems as biosafety and water treatment. In the process of cultivation, a closed cycle of water exchange or total absence of water exchange should be provided. We are interested in technologies of water preparation and treatment, waste processing and other elements of shrimp cultivation technology without the use of harmful chemicals. The company is interested in cooperation with partners that could supply technology and equipment, as well as technical assistance at the stage of launching shrimp production and the the stage of enterprise's reaching the required capacity. The company is going to start up a business on the south coast of Vietnam.
Director at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking gas barrier technologies for plastic packagingPepsiCo seeks cost effective gas barrier technologies that can be applied to plastic bottles, plastic flex bags, and potentially aluminum cans. Improved barrier properties improve product quality and shelf life. Please review the tech request below for more details.
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking Low Temperature Catalytic Technologies for Oxidation of Methane to Carbon DioxideMethane is the main component of natural gas and a powerful contributor to climate change. Although it does not remain in the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, it is in fact 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide when the atmospheric warming impact is considered over a 20-year period. The reduction of methane emissions is therefore a critical factor in the mitigation of global warming. In order to reduce the emissions of methane from industrial sources, we are seeking robust catalytic technologies for the oxidative abatement of low concentrations of methane under varying conditions for a range of applications. Due to the high stability of the methane molecule, we believe that an innovative catalytic approach is required. Potential applications include methane abatement in engines, gas turbines, mining and extraction technologies. In these applications, the thermal stability of the catalyst is important. However, the central challenge is to design catalytic materials that exhibit the highest activity at the lowest temperature while remaining resistant to poisons present in the exhaust gases.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking non-thermal sterilization technologiesPepsiCo is seeking non-thermal sterilization technologies for the treatment of manufactured foods and beverages. Producing safe shelf stable food and beverages without high temperature treatment can improve the final product quality. PepsiCo will not compromise on our food safety requirements. Please see the tech request below for details.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies and processes for manufacturing starch-based snack foodsPepsiCo is seeking novel, differentiating technologies and processes in food and adjacent industries for use in the manufacture of unique and novel snack foods from starch. Viable manufacturing solutions that can be applied for non-starch ingredients including sugars, lipids, proteins and others are also of significant interest.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking partners with technologies or methods to remove pesticides from fruit and vegetables during storage within a refrigerator.We seek partners with technologies or methods to remove pesticides from fruit and vegetables during storage within a refrigerator. Preference will be given to technologies or approaches that currently have working prototypes that can undergo feasibility, validation or proof of concept over a 3-6month period. Financial support for the proof of concept phase will be negotiated based on specific performance targets agreed between both parties. For selected collaborators Haier may provide access to samples, test equipment and testing facilities. Technologies will need to satisfy manufacturability, material cost and ease of use assessments to progress from the concept stage.
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in advanced functional materialsIn the context of sustainable mobility, research on environmental sustainable lightweight solutions must be continued in an integrated, systemic approach taking into account the application-oriented development of novel material systems. We are seeking information from research centers-of-excellence capable of performing future material development respecting environmental sustainability and circular economy requirements, including: • Natural and bio-based materials as well as recyclable & recycled materials • Materials for energy storage • Materials alternatives to rare and high demand materials • Material repair, reuse and disposal and offering specific functionalities including, for example: • Conductive and piezoresistive polymers, • New surface and coating solutions e.g. for self-cleaning, self-healing or anti-corrosion, • Reversible adhesives and joints, • Materials for noise abatement and aesthetical improvements. Appropriate cost- and energy-efficient manufacturing and assembly strategies will need to be addressed.
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in advanced manufacturing technologiesKey for the European automotive industry will be to keep the production within Europe. Enabler for this are novel manufacturing technologies allowing for flexible manufacturing of customised products down to small or medium-size volume. It will be important that such technologies become also feasible for low-cost segments. We are looking for academic centers of excellence capable for future fundamental research on: • Qualifying additive manufacturing for safety-critical automotive parts • Inline control concepts improving quality parts (zero deficient parts) • Flexible manufacturing and assembly lines by utilizing advanced human-machine interactions (robot assisted manufacturing, integration of mobile robots in assembly lines) • Advanced manufacturing technologies for multi-material parts and smart materials
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in material data spaceMaterial data space addresses a digital infrastructure providing all relevant information on materials and structural parts over the full life-cycle (from cradle to grave: e.g. mining, processing, manufacturing, usage, ageing, repair, recycling,….). As such it can be understood as enabler for knowledge-based material development, for a circular economy approach as well as for advanced monitoring concepts for parts and products. Fundamental research is needed on: • Cost-efficient integration of sensing and communication functions into materials • Processing of such smart materials towards components and products • System integration (powering, data management, data processing & analysis,…) • Ensuring the reliability incl. Repair concepts Based on the data generated by sensorised materials and products made out of it • degradation and ageing mechanism of materials and structures should be derived by applying machine learning concepts, • novel structural health monitoring should be realised and implemented, • advanced recycling and re-use concepts should be investigated.
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in virtual product developmentVirtual product development as key enabling technology for maintaining global competitiveness of EU industry: • Fast and efficient product development in a digitalized and connected industry • Creation of digital twins for development, production, maintenance and recycling • Minimization of consumption of energy and resources during entire product life cycles Research needed focusing on long term sustainability and affordability: • Efficient tools and methods for handling and development of large, complex systems of systems Material characterization and modelling of next generation composite materials (additive manufacturing) • Creation of new classes of models for digital twins considering the statistical nature of components and systems due to stochastic processes • Creation of tools and methods for development, validation, diagnosis and maintenance of flexible/adaptive/self-learning controllers and systems • Coupling of virtual and real development tools and methods along the development and supply chain (secure and fast data exchange, data plausibility, in the loop data analysis) • Total product life cycle GHG and LCA assessment as part of digital twins • User & environment-product compatibility (EMC, radiation, NVH, LEAR, toxicity...)
Eugene Buff posted this Technology CallSeeking Sensor Technology for Surface Displacement of Wall of Tunnels (Opportunity for Collaboration)A large Japanese corporation is seeking sensor technology for surface displacement of wall of tunnels especially for disaster prediction and prevention. The company values technology proposals based on test data. Potential partnership includes collaborative development, out-licensing of asset or technology and possible funding opportunity depending on the term.
Innovation Consultant at Primary Care Innovation Consulting
Elaine Wang posted this Technology CallSeeking a technical solution for sample marking and identification at temperature of -86°CAt present, technologies such as RFID technology for rapid tag identification cannot be realized at -86°C. It is hoped to find a sample identification scheme that can quickly identify and access the environment at -86°C.
Innovation Manager at Haier