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 for bacteria detection method used in closed spaceNowadays, consumers are more and more concerned about food safety and health. Food even stored properly may still grow bacteria with time goes on. So now we are seeking for technologies or solutions that can detect the total microbial counts in a closed space that can be integrated with refrigerator. The module shall be small in size and have a relatively long lifetime, as the lifetime of a refrigerator is 8-10 years. Currently, we do not set specific requirement for the detection accuracy. It would be accepted as long as it could detect and tell the total bacteria counts. Haier prefers to work with partners that have existing technologies or approaches that can be applied to this specific application. Collaboration can involve technology licensing, product sourcing, proof of concept leading to joint development agreements and assistance with scale-up to manufacturing. Preference will be given to technologies or approaches that currently have working prototypes that can undergo feasibility, validation or proof of concept over a 3-6 month 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.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking activation of chemical raw material dispersed in a matrix by external trigger on demandActivation on demand is a chance for us to develop new designs for high performance adhesive tapes. External trigger shall release reactive raw material e.g. chemcial crosslinking agents.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking solution for 3D forming of sticky materialsWe are searching for processes that produce precisely shaped 3D parts (see example in picture) from given adhesive formulation (solvent-borne, water-based or hotmelt).
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking a cutting technology for thin glass (< 100 µm) as well as thin glass / polymer laminates.Robust cutting technology for flexible thin glass (< 100 µm) and thin glass-polymer laminates with elevated edge quality (smooth, no chipping, edge strength > 150 MPa) to obtain bendable elements.
Haier posted this Technology CallSeeking for technologies to reduce frozen meat gravy lossFor current refrigerators, meat and frozen foods are stored under low temperatures (-18℃) for longer preservation. However, after certain period, due to temperature fluctuation (caused by the on-and-off actions of the compressor and defrost, etc.) and sweeping of cold air flow (in air cooled refrigerators), frozen meat may lose water. For example, water on meat surface is removed and food cell is pierced through by ice crystals. Once the meat is thawed, there will be a large amount blood and the meat will taste hard or bad. This will have negative impact on meat quality. To further improve frozen food quality, we are now seeking for a new solution that could be applied on refrigerator products.
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.
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 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.
Organization from Switzerland 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.
Alexander Kvashnin posted this Technology Call
Director at Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University
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
Organization from Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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
Organization from Switzerland 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.