PROGRAM MANAGER: Kevin Andrews
OPPORTUNITY: Licensing, product acquisition, contract research, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement
Opportunity to provide 100’s of proximity sensors annually after initial ramp up
Phase 1 – Proof of concept in 1-2 months
Phase 2 – Engineering development in 6 months
Phase 1 – Proof of concept funding commensurate with proposed activity
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a multinational company, invites proposals for a hand-held proximity sensor that permits a user to accurately and quickly identify and locate a tagged and potentially mobile asset.
NineSigma’s client markets mobile asset tracking systems that utilize active radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Assets are mobile, at velocities < 2 mph, within confined areas less than 100 yd x 100 yd. It is important to be able to find one particular asset amongst many (100-200) within this confined area.
The current tracking system is not practical for locating a single asset in the confined area. Users need a tool capable of locating a specific asset within the confined area.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan Phase 1 – Proof of concept
Phase 2 – Production model 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:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
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APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST
Responses from companies (small to large), academic researchers, other research institutes, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a proof of concept.
You represent a company or university that has reduced method to practice at lab scale.
You represent a company or university that has developed a method for use at pilot scale.
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a method ready for implementation at industrial scale.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.