Kevin Andrews, Ph.D.
Phase 1 - Proof of Concept in 6-12 Months
Phase 2 - Engineering Development in 6-12 Months
Phase 1 - Proof of concept funding commensurate with proposed activity
Solution Provider Help Desk:
NineSigma, representing a global manufacturing company, invites proposals for coatings that render a surface easy to clean which are durable at high temperatures.
NineSigma's client manufactures white goods. During use, consumers may spill food on product surfaces. Some contaminated surfaces may be heated before the consumer discovers the spill. NineSigma’s client seeks surface treatments to make cleaning appliance surfaces easier for the consumer. These surfaces could be glass or metal.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – Engineering development
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Client will consider for advancement an approach that meets performance criteria with acceptable economics and pathway to commercialization.
The successful technology will:
NineSigma’s client realizes that the specifications listed above are challenging; they would be interested in receiving proposals for a partial solution towards this performance goal. NineSigma’s client understands that one coating formulation may not work for all of these substrates and temperature exposures.
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example: