Stephen O'Connor posted this Technology Call
Open Innovation Manager at PepsiCo
Elaine Wang posted this Technology Call
Innovation Manager at Haier
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.
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.