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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
Elaine Wang posted this Technology CallSeeking a solution for low air pressure 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
Gauthier Stéphane posted this Technology CallSeeking a user friendly method to check the good cutting of the vegetablesAs a pureplayer of the transformation of the vegetables, we are looking for a method to check the cutting efficiency and be able to predict the changes of our blades (in the field during the harvest and in our factories). This method must be simple to implement in an industrial context without complex tools.
Innovation Manager at Bonduelle
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.
Peter Navarro posted this Technology CallSeeking analytical technique to measure air bubble size in fat stabilised foamWe are interested in evaluating analytical methods to measure air bubble size distribution and compactness of fat stabilised foams with air bubble sizes below 30 microns. The measurement should not change foam structure, which is the case when a microscope is used.
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.
Eugene Buff posted this Technology CallSeeking drug discovery project to accelerate lead generation of small moleculeThe company is seeking drug discovery project for collaborations in the area of Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI). They would like to identify and evaluate research projects in hit to lead stage utilizing partners' technologies. The purpose of this proposal request is to improve drug-discovery process through collaborative projects and create original pharmaceutical products utilizing an open innovation approach, moreover enhance the seeker business model. The company offers wide range of opportunities including collaborative research/development, licensing of asset/technology and possible funding.
Innovation Consultant at Primary Care Innovation Consulting
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking eco-friendly bleaching and oxidative cleaving process for waxesWaxes are typically make up of linear or branched-chain hydrocarbon chains and can contain polar functionalities like e.g. ester or amide groups. Their importance has been well recognized, especially with the growing demand of modern consumer products like packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Plant-based or renewable waxes are also gaining favor in recent years due to higher sustainability compared to fossil based waxes. We are seeking sustainable green oxidative cleavage process that can convert renewable ester waxes, like rice bran wax and sugar cane wax, to similar end products obtained by conventional processes. Many oxidative cleavage processes are already established in the industry, but not many are eco-friendly. Furthermore, with the shifting focus from fossil waxes to plant-based waxes, alternative oxidative technologies do result in chemically different products from different plants. Here the company is keen to explore modern bleaching technologies or to work with technology-partners with bleaching experiences on renewable materials. The company is open to partners from any country and to a variety of cooperation. Research cooperation agreements with research organizations might yield into publications or consequent R&D contracts. Depending on the stage of technology readiness, an out-licensing of the process is possible or a joint venture might be a way to further develop for feasibility studies for a pilot scale up.
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners to design, develop and incorporate new nanomaterialsAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Applied Quantum Materials Inc. (AQM) is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint project for commercialization. AQM is specifically interested in collaborating with research-active companies looking at a joint venture to incorporate new advanced materials towards commercialization of advanced products such as Li-ion battery materials, optical displays, lighting products, nanocomposite polymers and nanofabrication facilities using electron beam lithography. In case you are interested in meeting AQM at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners to develop a novel medical hemostatic glove to tightly conform over a donned medical barrier gloveAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Innovative Trauma Care Inc. (iTraumaCare) is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to jointly develop R&D projects. As an alternative to hemostatic bandages, iTraumaCare is developing a medical hemostatic glove adapted to tightly conform over a donned medical barrier glove. The External Hemostatic Gloves for Hemorrhage Control device is designed for use in a field (or surgical) environment that provides a means to combine the advantages of applying a hemostatic dressing with the simplicity of applying a traditional manual pressure via a gloved hand. iTraumaCare is specifically interested in collaborating with partners in the following areas: I. To enable the hemostasis function of the glove, a protected hemostatic agent is required. Being that the IP and regulatory burden for hemostatic agents is quite involved, it would be of interest for iTraumaCare to have a partner that has previously worked with, has regulatory clearance with and has IP associated with one or more hemostatic agents. II. As a complement to the hemostasis function of the glove material, additional pharmacologically and biologically active agents could be absorbed to the glove, including but not limited to, antifibrinolytics, styptics, antibacterial agents, antimicrobial agents, analgesic and anaesthetic agents for treatment. A company that has interest with, regulatory clearance with and IP protection of such areas would be of interest. Additional regulatory clearance would be required for the different formulations with different indications for use, so partners with regulatory cleared chemistry would be preferred. As a product class, these combination products could lead to multiple and varied products for sale. III. To create a hemostatic glove, raw materials manufactures will be required. Manufacturers with IP in development for unique manufacturing of hemostatic fibres, acting like a tightly conforming hemostatic bandage, the actions of the surgeon’s physician’s, warfighter’s or medic’s hands and fingers applying manual pressure will also accelerate hemostasis chemically. Material manufacturers for hemostatic gloves can be used similar to most of the current sources materials for hemostatic bandages such as packing into wounds for contact hemostasis, wherein the glove can be removed from the caregiver’s hands and temporarily inserted into the wound to temporize blood loss. In case you are interested in meeting iTraumaCare at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners to develop novel gas sensing applicationsAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Boreal Laser is seeking for European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to jointly develop R&D projects. Boreal Laser is specifically interested in finding a partner to jointly develop the following gas sensing applications: I. Monitoring stack and duct emissions, e.g. for the ceramics industry II. Safety perimeter monitoring, e.g. for H2S emissions III. Measuring greenhouse gas emissions IV. UAV gas sensing V. Mid-infrared gas sensing In case you are interested in meeting Boreal Laser at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European Partners with drug discovery technologies or expertiseAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company 48Hour Discovery Inc. (48HD) is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint project for commercialization. 48HD is specifically interested in collaborating with: I. Companies that have drug discovery related technologies such as protein scaffolds, macrocycle technologies, or other post-translational modifications II. Companies or research institutes conducting clinical trials with a focus on precision medicine to develop custom/precision microenvironments for cancer testing In case you are interested in meeting 48HD at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners with expertise in machining and CNC machinesAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Rational Robotics is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project. Rational Robotics is specifically interested in companies that make or heavily use CNC machines with the main goal to create a low-cost machine tending robotic system making use of the CNC expertise provided by the partner and the robotics expertise provided by Rational Robotics. Industrialized cameras (attachment 5 & 6) will be used to differentiate from other open loop systems. In case you are interested in meeting Rational Robotics at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners with expertise in nanotechnology and microfluidicsAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company Keystone Labs Inc. is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to jointly develop an R&D project. Keystone Labs Inc. is specifically interested in organizations which have expertise in nanotechnology and microfluidics to develop a state-of-the-art technology with pinpoint accuracy in real-time. In case you are interested in meeting Keystone Labs Inc. at the Barcelona event to discuss a potential collaboration, please register for free to the symposium through the orange button provided above.
Account Manager at GCCIR
Juli Ramon posted this Technology CallSeeking European partners with expertise in wearable and monitoring technologiesAs a participant of the upcoming symposium “GCCIR Matchmaking Symposium” organized by the GCCIR and Innoget next 19 November 2018 in Barcelona (Spain), the company SPLICE Software is seeking European partners to meet at the Barcelona event to develop a joint collaboration project. SPLICE Software is interested in finding a partner specifically within the wearable technology space. The technology should include the ability to monitor specific health data, including glucose levels, heart rate, etc. – or the company must have the ability and resources to update their technology to monitor these as part of the project scope. The project will also require some type of inbound audio recording devices so that SPLICE & Fraunhofer can analyze speech characteristics – ideally, the wearable technology company would provide a device that allows the patient to record audio – sending it via the cloud for analysis.
Account Manager at GCCIR
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.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking hyperbranched, non charged, short molecules/dendrimers able to be coupled to keratinous surfacesWe are seeking for molecules/compounds/materials which are chemically composed of two opposite parts (see Fig.). The first part of such molecules has a hyperbranched/dendrimer-like/fork shape. The second part (which is geometrically opposit to the first) is a moiety which will favour attachement. The attachment on the skin or hair surface could be generated by adhesion, covalent bonding, electrostatic attachment etc. For instance such latter moieity could react with free amines present on the hair fibers (more attachment points on the skin and hair could be considered, e.g. hydroxyl groups). Lactone groups are an example reported in literature of a reactive moiety which upon heat application can bound to the free amine of the hair. Once bounded to the skin/hair such molecules will work as molecular spacers. The molecules need to be neutrally charged, rigid, branched and have a low particle density (number of atoms in a physical volume). They will therefore decrease the interaction (e.g. Van der Walls attactions) between external particles (such as sand or dust) and the functionalized surface. Example: N-Glycans are an example of such molecular spacers and an example of desired geometrical structure. Glycan with 5 Mannose units for instance will occupy a Volume of 2.25 x 1.65 x 1.24nm with 162 atoms, which lead to a particle density of 35 x 10(^27) atoms/m^3. Such lower particle density will lead to a reduction of the Hamaker-interaction coeffiecint between the funcitonalized surface and an approaching particle. Such molecule will therefore lead to a decrease of the friction coefficient and adhesion forces.
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.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking new insulated ground floor systems or components for the domestic housing market.We are working with a European building products company actively searching for new insulated ground floor systemsfor the UK domestic housing market. Such systems currently comprise of a varying combination of: prestressed (reinforced) concrete beams; aerated concrete building blocks; EPS (expanded polystyrene) / XPS (extruded polystyrene) infill blocks and EPS/PIR (polyisocyanurate) top sheets; and in situ structural concrete topping or reinforced concrete slabs with EPS bonded to the underside. These systems can be used in both domestic and some commercial applications to provide a weight-bearing, insulated, finished floor surface, and are supplied to building sites as pre-manufactured elements for easy installation.
Stephen O'Connor posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies for multiphase gas separation to enhance waste heat recovery during dehydration processesDehydration is routinely employed as a cooking process by the food and beverage industry. It uses significant amounts of energy and results in substantial lost heat to the atmosphere in the form of vapor clouds. The presence of atmospheric air, up to 30% by mass, in the air-steam reduces the possibility of waste heat recovery. As a non-condensing gas, it remains in a thin insulating layer at the condensate surface; this layer increases the partial pressure of the air and considerably reduces the heat transfer efficiency between the waste heat (steam) and any recovery medium. Separating the air from the steam significantly enhances the waste heat recovery opportunity. We wish to improve their waste heat recovery systems by implementing innovative technology to separate the desirable waste steam from the air-steam mixture.
Open Innovation Manager at PepsiCo
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.
Stephen O'Connor posted this Technology CallSeeking Powder Sterilization TechnologiesWe are seeking efficient and effective technologies to sterilize powdered seasonings without impacting performance characteristics. The powdered seasonings provided to PepsiCo are often comprised of onion or garlic powder. The complete seasoning, or its component ingredients, have the potential for the presence of undesirable microbial contamination. Treatment of these powders by way of irradiation can be effective, however, this technique is not permitted without proper labeling in certain global regions. Given the large surface area of the powders in question, other methods of microbial eradication have typically been ineffective. We would like to identify potential technologies to remove microbial contamination without negatively impacting the physical attributes or flavor profile of the seasoning.
Open Innovation Manager at PepsiCo
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.
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