Alexander Kvashnin posted this Technology Call
Director at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University
ALLIANCE project posted this Technology CallSeeking innovative material and manufacturing technologies to enable cost-efficient lightweighting in high-volume automotive applicationsThe ALLIANCE partners are giving the opportunity to large and small companies, research centres, universities, and even individuals with innovative lightweighting technologies, to submit their ideas, co-develop them with the OEMs, suppliers, and knowledge partners of ALLIANCE, and shape the vehicles of tomorrow. Do you have a specific idea or concept (material or manufacturing) on how to achieve lightweighting in vehicles? Does your technology show potential to reduce the GWP impact in a life-cycle perspective? Is it affordable? Can it be implemented in high-volume vehicle production? Win the opportunity to co-develop your innovations with six leading automotive OEMs (Daimler, Opel, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen, CRF - the Research Centre of FCA) and four suppliers (ThyssenKrupp, Novelis, Batz, Benteler). The winning technologies will be implemented on existing vehicle parts and presented at a dedicated side event of the Aachen Body Engineering Days 2018! The ALLIANCE project is co-funded by the European Commission’s H2020 programme.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Service providers of Inhalation toxicology safety assessmentsWe are working with a European product development company that seeks to understand the stability of the materials considered for use in their prototype devices. The client therefore requires contractors with expertise in safety evaluations of such materials (may include polymers, ceramics, organics, etc). The devices frequently contain heating elements, and so service providers are required to provide inhalation toxicology safety and risk assessment services for materials that could be used by the company, and in eventual products for human contact. No recommendation is required by the service provider.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Nano scale engineering coatings / surface treatments to protect electronic devicesOur client is a leading developer of functional nano coatings and application equipment for the protection of electronic devices, supplying to manufacturers (ODM and OEM) to apply during manufacturing and assembly processes. They serve manufacturers who require increasing functionality for electronic devices, and smart coatings which allow the end product to retain all the aesthetic and performance properties it was designed with, despite demanding use by consumers and any environmental influences. The client wishes to augment their existing platform to deliver additional functional coatings to assist manufacturers of electronic devices, in particular mobile phones. The client has identified the properties most synergistic with its capabilities and those actively pursued by their clients and end customers, and wishes to collaborate with appropriate technology partners in the areas below: - Properties achieved by coating or surface treatment (for glass, aluminium, etc.) - Waterproof (IPx7 and IPx8) – Solutions to protect the entire device (without use of bulky sealing parts), specifically addressing the air gaps required for the effective operation of components such as LCD, camera, speaker, microphone, sensors - Anti-scratch – high performance to protect against everyday abrasion - Durable anti-fingerprint – requires a permanent oleophobic (oil-repellent) surface
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.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking self-cleaning electric water heatersHaier seeks technologies to allow easy self-cleaning of electric water heaters. Background Residential electric water heaters commonly develop scale inside the holding tank over time. The presence of scale reduces the efficiency and service life of the electric water heaters, and it may also have an adverse impact on health. Standard maintenance for these water heaters consists of a professional cleaning every 3 years and user cleaning every 6 months. The process for cleaning the water heater tank is straightforward, but time-consuming and messy. Haier, a major manufacturer of hot water systems, seeks technology that will allow easy cleaning (removal of scale) of electric water heater tanks. Ideal solutions will sense when scale removal is necessary and automatically self-clean. But solutions that can provide efficient and easy cleaning on demand are also of great interest. Additionally, the structural design of successful technologies is important – scale and other sediment should be easily flushed from the tank to prevent clogging. Additional information: • Electric water heaters have different volumes, including 40L, 50L, 60L and 80L, etc. • The inner tank of the electric water heater is pressurized. The rated water pressure is 0.80Mpa and the municipal tap water pressure is 0.05Mpa; the rated supply voltage is 200V and the rated frequency is 50HZ.
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.
Organization from Germany 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.
Organization from Germany 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
D4 Energy posted this Technology CallSeeking commercially available process for Conversion of hydrogen and carbon monoxide rich syngas into dimethyl ether, methanol, gasoline, diesel and other optional valuable materialsWe're looking for commercially ready/available conversion technologies that can take the prepared syngas and convert it into valuable/saleable end energy products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, methanol, dimethyl ether, ethanol, others.
Organization from Germany 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 Germany 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.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking Technology Partners for Computational Study of Crystallization ProcessUndesirable crystallization processes are problematic and often lead to plugging in food processing, medicine, sewer lines, petroleum industry and manufacturing (e.g. thermoforming). Currently, many techniques are established to avoid plugging of flow lines but they are all associated with different level of risks. We are keen to explore computational tools to study and understand crystallization processes in the presence of crystal growth inhibitors. Given that experimental techniques are both time consuming and costly, an effective approach is to employ prediction models that can be conducted with the use of computer software. This would satisfy the infinite number of conditions for which measurements are needed and to extrapolate beyond the conditions of available data. We are seeking technology partners with relevant computational tools and capability to study crystallization processes and to evaluate crystal growth inhibitors performance, compatibility, stability and specific interactions with the crystal itself.
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.
Patrick Lesueur posted this Technology Call
Chief Technology Officer at Bonduelle