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Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this Technology CallSeeking engineers, innovators, designers, and makers to produce rapidly deployable mechanical ventilatorsThe rate of COVID-19 spread and peak is influenced by social separation, good hygiene, and adequate quarantining of infected individuals. The goal of the CoVent-19 Challenge is to increase the capacity of hospitals to provide mechanical ventilation. Our answer will be a rapidly deployable ventilation solution that we can use to close the gap between those in need and our actual resources in settings around the world. Founded by residents at Massachusetts General Hospital, the CoVent-19 Challenge will be a completely virtual open moonshot competition hosted on GrabCAD to develop a rapidly deployable mechanical ventilation solution. We appreciate all of the advice and buzz that we are hearing from all parts of our global community.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking eco-friendly UV-light stabilizersPolymers are continuously subjected to the action of different stress factors, such as oxygen, heat, UV light, mechanical stress, humidity, etc., during their processing and service life, undergoing overall oxidative degradation, that causes performance and property deterioration. To improve the resistance at high temperatures and long-term weatherability of the polymers during their manufacturing, synthetic antioxidants and UV-light stabilizers are added. Many of these established UV-light stabilizers are seemingly becoming a threat to human health, the environment and natural resources as they are evidently presence in our aquatic ecosystems and persistence in the environment. The company is seeking eco-friendly or/and alternative compounds suitable to be used as UV-light stabilizers for the plastic industry.
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Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Scientific support with expertise in organic and inorganic chemistryWe are working with a consumer product company that is seeking scientific support services to assist in understanding of the chemistry of the materials it considers using in its products/consumables and how they may react under the influence of heat or other interactions. The client therefore requires proven competent scientific support with expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry to supply desk based activity on an ad hoc basis. These scientific support services include being able to review chemistry covering material form and potential interactions between materials or other elements such as liquids, function and reactivity, from available literature and also from first principles. Examples could include: • Organic chemistry: The breakdown of flavour ingredients from thermal interactions, UV exposure or when mixed with solvents or in a matrix of compounds. • Organic chemistry: The stability of flavour ingredients • Inorganic chemistry: The interaction of acids and metals, in liquid and aerosol, especially in terms of galvanic cell reactions • Materials science: The absorption properties of materials and specific interactions with target compounds • Investigating target compounds and potential routes to formation and reactions
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Chief Expert at Qaztech Ventures
Qaztech Ventures posted this Technology CallSeeking the technology of automated control of quality of 1 liter milk bags sealing- The technology should carry out automated control of quality of sealing with a productivity of 30-45 thousand liter packs per day. - The technology should work in the conditions of a milk production environment (temperature, purity, humidity).
Qaztech Ventures posted this Technology CallSeeking technology for processing poultry waste bedding material into biofertilizer for crop production* Minimum energy consumption * Shortest production cycle • Without the need for significant expansion (additional space) • Work in the temperature range of +35 -25 degrees C.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking thickening agent/s for surfactant-based systems that can be added at the end of production to increase viscosity1. The solution should be applicable to a cold process 2. Ideally a pre-dispersion or liquid would be preferred 3. The thickening agent should not cause turbidity 4. The solution/s should be compatible with anionic and cationic surfactants. 5. Please exclude bio-polymers as a solution.
PepsiCo 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. PepsiCo wishes to improve their waste heat recovery systems by implementing innovative technology to separate the desirable waste steam from the air-steam mixture.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved performance to packaging.PepsiCo seeks to identify materials and technologies that can deliver new and improved performance to their packaging. In particular, we are seeking materials that can provide increased functionality in a few key areas: 1. Circular economy/Sustainability • With increased scrutiny on single-use packaging, PepsiCo is interested in new materials and technology that enable packaging to be reused at end of life, preferable again as packaging for the same product. • For some materials that are not readily reusable or recyclable, degradation is the preferred end-of-life. As such, PepsiCo is interested in packaging with unique pre- & post-consumer functionality, such as edible, dissolvable, or compostable films. 2. Functionality • E-Commerce: With the rise of the internet economy and increased consumer demand for online shipping, PepsiCo is interested in materials technologies that deliver new and different functionalities (e.g. protection, authentication of freshness) to the primary and secondary packaging used for e-commerce. Please note: all proposed technologies must have advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
Organization from Germany posted this Technology CallSeeking to use structural color or photonic principles to block wavelengths of light based.We are looking for technological solutions which can be applied to block specific ranges of light, Tunable from UV to NIR using structural color or photonic principles. The outcome should be a material which can be scaled up and functions at scale, ideally in a flexible or liquid environment. Classical pigments, small molecules and non-specific scattering are out of scope.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking organisations able to help scale up production of membrane distillation systems for deployment globallyWe are working with a developer and supplier of equipment for the sustainable supply of safe drinking water in remote areas. Many remote island communities or those in conflict areas do not have access to a consistent supply of fresh drinking water or a reliable energy source to allow water to be created where it is needed. There is therefore a need for technology to transform non-potable water (polluted, waste, grey, brackish or seawater) into safe drinking water. Reverse osmosis (RO) systems are currently used in large desalination infrastructure projects, but are unsuitable when access or power is restricted, or if supply is required in a short time-frame. Membrane distillation (MD) processes are increasingly being investigated as a potential alternative to RO for these scenarios. The process relies on the partial pressure difference (triggered by a temperature difference) between each side of the vapour-selective and hydrophobic membrane pores. These pores are larger than in RO systems, resulting in less pressure, and subsequently less energy required, which facilitates the use of resulting MD systems in remote, off-grid locations with renewable energy sources.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies to enable consumer promotions using existing packaging componentsPepsiCo is interested in new methods to delight and engage with regard to promotional activity using existing packaging components such as bottles, labels and closures. PepsiCo connects with consumers in a variety of ways, such as advertising and social media. On a more personal, individualized level, PepsiCo can also connect with consumers via QR codes on labels or via unique codes added to the underside of a cap. Driven by the unique coding, these under-the-cap (UTC) codes can provide access to product or promotional information or can provide entry into a contest. Once redeemed, unique codes will need to be prohibited from further redemption. In order to access the code, the consumer must first purchase the product and then open the container by breaking the tamper evident bands to access the unique code. Often, however, the UTC codes can be difficult to read using either the human eye or with a cell phone camera. The main challenge: the closure base color has little contrast when compared to the UTC text. This results in a decline in consumer engagement and participation. PepsiCo is seeking: 1. Systems or technologies that can deliver a more positive consumer experience by ensuring greater visibility and legibility to unique UTC codes 2. Alternatives to the traditional UTC codes by leveraging bottles, labels or closure technologies that still require consumer purchase of the product prior to accessing the unique identifier. While PepsiCo is primarily interested in technologies that are closer to commercial availability, early-stage solutions may also be of interest, provided a clear development pathway exists.
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking novel packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for PepsiCo's global beverage and snack productsPepsiCo seeks to deliver a world-class consumer experience with its products and that experience begins with the packaging. PepsiCo seeks to identify a variety of new packaging technologies to increase consumer engagement for its global beverage and snack products. Below are some examples of new innovations and technologies that can deliver a different and unique experience for consumers such as: • Smart/interactive packaging o Consumer-level interactions that are visual, sound-based, touch-based o Technologies can be incorporated into caps, labels, cans, multi-pack carriers, etc. or even via vending equipment or an application o Ideal situation is interactive packaging that triggers a positive emotion in consumer during PepsiCo beverage consumption • Premium and/or personalized packaging o Advanced packaging decoration technologies like innovative labels, inks, etc. o Unique dosing methods or closures o Packaging that can create theater at the point of consumption, e.g. like Drinkfinity o Packaging or materials (e.g. coatings) that can keep beverages colder for longer o Other ways of offering consumer customization • User-friendly packaging o Packaging that is easy to open and use for users of all ages and abilities o Packaging that can inhibit or prevent spillage or mess The above list is not meant to be exclusive – if you have a packaging-related technology that can provide new consumer experience, we'd love to hear from you. Technologies that can successfully combine more than one of these interest areas are highly desirable. Please note: all proposed technologies must have advanced beyond the conceptual stage.
Clariant posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative Sustainable Biopolymers and Biorenewable Building BlocksSynthetic polymers are often used as thickening agents for liquid formulations. Already small quantities (< 1%) enable the formation of a gel network, which is most important for the correct application of the product. However, due to their persistence the reputation of synthetic polymers has deteriorated during the last years, which has increased the demand for natural alternatives. Despite the huge interest of the industry in green alternatives, successful candidates are a rarity, due to numerous technical and commercial hurdles. It is therefore most important to find partnerships with universities, start-ups, or well-established companies, which may lead to the development of new sustainable polymers for industrial and consumer applications.