Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel technologies to deliver high energy efficiency and low sound air movement to industrial heat rejection equipmentWe are seeking to identify technologies that can deliver improved energy efficiency and lower sound emissions to their industrial heat rejection equipment. The primary focus is to greatly exceed the minimum energy efficiency goals established by the second tier of the European Union’s Directive 327/2011 guideline https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:090:0008:0021:en:PDF while providing industry-leading low sound performance, by ideally meeting or exceeding the 1.1.2020 efficiency levels listed in this working document: https://www.eceee.org/static/media/uploads/site-2/ecodesign/products/ventilation-fans/explnotefanreview20150430.docx For reference, the EU Directive 327/2011 guidelines establish minimum overall efficiency levels for the fan, electric motor, and driving arrangement assemblies. These technologies would support BAC’s mission of providing sustainable, high-efficiency cooling solutions while minimize the environmental impact of our highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
Baltimore Aircoil Company posted this Technology CallSeeking novel materials and technologies to deliver new and improved sound attenuation to industrial heat rejection equipmentBaltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) seeks to identify materials and technologies that can deliver sound attenuation to their industrial heat rejection equipment. Primary focus is to attenuate/cancel noise from three main characteristics of this equipment: water movement (e.g. spraying, splashing…), air movement, and rotating mechanical components (e.g. fan, motor, belts, bearings…). These materials/technologies could greatly enhance the adoption of our products, especially in densely populated area where sound level restrictions hinder the deployment of BAC’s highly energy and water efficient heat rejection solutions.
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.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Next generation Consumable identification & recognition technologiesOur client is an established electronic device manufacturer serving the consumer market who wishes to provide intuitive and integrated consumable recognition capabilities for their products. Established brands in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and luxury product markets are continually seeking ways to protect their products from counterfeits and in some cases, potentially damaging imitations of their products which if used, could be harmful to consumers. Additionally, with the increase in smart devices (including those with multiple consumable options), there is also a growing need for a device to ‘recognise’ the consumable (e.g. cartridge) and thereby allow specific settings to be used, without the need for input by the user.
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Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking a smart device for remote measurement and control of delivery of gas from pressurized cylindersWe are seeking a smart device for remote measurement and control of delivery of gas from pressurised cylinders based on information linked to purchased quantity of gas. The desired outcome is to source, in sufficient quantities, a ready-to-market smart metering device for gas cylinders with connectivity features that would enable remote payments and control of the gas dispensed. Pricing levels should be below 20 USD/unit in the long run ideally and after successful pilot results. Current market offers contemplate pricey (50 USD/unit) and elaborate solutions for the needs. Technology Readiness Levels should be between 7-8. Current estimates for a pilot project are about 5-6.000 devices that at full scale can ramp up to 50k with price targets becoming attractive and the solution becoming technically viable and competitive. The more attractive the price levels achieved then more than 50k devices can be considered.
BASF SE posted this Technology CallSeeking partner to address cicular economy of chemical plastic wasteThink of us as your customer or development partner. This challenge is open for startups, universities, institutes and research teams. For the project, we expect you to adapt your existing solution to the agricultural industry and BASF’s requirements or co-develop a product with BASF. By the end of the project, we expect to have a prototype of how a “smart ecosystem” could look, ready for further evaluation and adaptation. We are ready to help you fine tune your solution to get it there. Considering the diversity of BASF’s operations, your solution should allow for a certain degree of customization in order to facilitate broad deployment, such as a multilingual interface.
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India posted this Technology CallSeeking Bio Polymer TechnologyWe are looking for Bio Polymer technology for various applications - mostly packaging. Our client is looking to manufacture bio-polymers in India for supplying for various industry requirements.
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.
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
Hempel Group posted this Technology CallSeeking partners for development of Photovoltaic paint.We are seeking partners that can contribute to the development of a Photovoltaic coating. A partner should be able to contribute within at least one of the following areas: Photovoltaic coating: A coating that has photovoltaic properties and that allows the extraction of the resulting electrons. The coating might contain perovskite particles or other photocatalytic particles. The binder should be able to disperse the photocatalytic particles and should allow the extraction of the generated electricity while providing good film forming properties. The coating could be water based, solvent based or solvent-free. Current collection: Suitable materials for current collection from the photovoltaic coating. Solution on the position of the electrodes relative to the photovoltaic coating as well as the geometry of the electrodes is of interest. Important criteria's for selection of the proper material includes • The catalytic durability of the material. • The photovoltaic paint as well as the current collectors should be easy to apply on site • The durability when exposed to the environment. • The chosen technology should not contain substances of concern and is a candidate for passing REACH and other equivalent regulations.