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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
FrieslandCampina posted this Technology CallSeeking Sweetness technology for sugar reductionNew/novel technologies to reduce sugar content (or removing added sugar completely) and optimize sweetness in dairy products, without losing taste or texture, while minimizing cost impact, preferably by implementing natural solutions.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking technical solution for air-permeable drying technology (blocking liquid and vaporous water molecules)We are looking for a technical solution with air-permeability of not less than 350-1600ml/min and water resisting (liquid water, water molecules, water vapor molecules)
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking technologies or solutions for rapid air dryingHaier seeks technologies or approaches that can rapidly dry air and reduce air humidity level. Background Chest freezers can experience frost formation on the internal surfaces. The frost thickness can reach 5-10 mm within 1 week and can affect the heat transfer efficiency and energy consumption. Over time the frost thickness can also reduce the available storage space and cause inconvenience to consumers who must periodically remove the frost. Tests show that the frost layers mainly concentrate on the lower part of the cabinet and its liner with a frost formation rate of 10g per day (the compressor keeps on for 10 minutes and then keeps off for 14 minutes). We are now seeking for technologies or solutions that can rapidly reduce air humidity level when air flow passes.
Beiersdorf AG posted this Technology CallSeeking technologies to jellify fluids (water or oil) without using polymeric molecules or surfactant systems.The main goal is to find a technology to jellify a fluid without using macromolecules or concentrated surfactant systems. The fluid in question may be water or oils (eg. hydrocarbons, triglycerides, fatty acids and esters - mostly saturated). The concentration of the gelling agent should be below 5% w/w. (preferentially < 2% w/w).
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Technology concepts for new natural flavoured sparkling water beveragesOur client is a leader in the manufacture and supply of carbonated beverages in North America, searching for ways to differentiate a future offering of flavoured sparkling water products. As with other beverage categories (e.g. craft beer, coffee) the use of innovative processes to enhance the taste, nutritional profile and consumer experience are equally important as the unique founder / product story that often accompanies leading brands. The current and growing trend in the beverage market is for low calorie, non-sweetened, fruit-flavoured beverages that are perceived as better hydration options for health-conscious consumers. The move away from traditional sodas has focused on the goodness of water and the use of natural flavours (e.g. citrus) with minimal calories, but consumers are now demanding greater tasting products and are looking for brands with a compelling reason for purchase.
Organization from Switzerland posted this Technology CallSeeking Technology for Petroleum-based Composition ProfilingThe company is seeking analytical innovation for residual chemical detection (down to ppm levels) in a fluid matrix that could comprise both petroleum-based and aqueous based components. The ideal chemical sensors must able to operate remotely at harsh conditions of high pressure & temperature and to characterize the multiphase composition and residual chemical presence. Relevant technical proposal can be carried out in the framework of a joint venture, license or research cooperation agreement.
Peter Navarro posted this Technology CallSeeking technology for recycling transparent PET bottles with full body light barrier sleeveWe are interested in technologies that enable recycling of transparent PET bottles with full body light barrier sleeves. In general these solutions are expected to follow one of these two routes: 1. Light barrier shrink sleeves, that allow the bottles to be detected as transparent PET, although giving full bottle coverage. Once detected, the sleeves must not pollute the recycling process (e.g. by inks, carbon black, etc). 2. New technology that can be installed at the recycling plants, to enable detection of transparent bottles through the light barrier sleeve.
Lance Prince posted this Technology CallSeeking ultrasonic measurement of doppler and air knife technology companiesWe are looking for a company with electronics expertise, a good knowledge of compressed air for air knife, and ultrasonic measurement of doppler. This is for a project to find defects in stainless steel plates with irregular indentations.
Solutions manager at Easytesters Ltd