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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 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...)
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).
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.