Jos Cenens, PhD
Licensing, product acquisition, proof of concept leading
to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development,
Phase 1 – Proof of concept testing within 6 months
Phase 2 – Commercialization (2018)
Funding is available to develop promising concepts and prototypes.
All financial terms are negotiable
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a global company, invites proposals for a device or technology that can rapidly release ‘stored’ heat upon activation and maintain its warmth for a period of 20 minutes. The heat will be transferred to a fluid circuit. The device needs to be rechargeable so that it can repeatedly release its ‘stored’ heat.
NineSigma’s client is developing a novel product that requires heating a fluid circuit in a fast and efficient way without direct use of electricity or other fuels being consumed.
The scope of the project will include finding the proper material or reaction to provide and maintain the suitable amount of heat. Recharging of the device may use other forms of energy (electricity, waste heat…)
A variety of research or industrial sectors may have a solution to this need. NineSigma’s client has successfully tried out the principle on a zeolite-water design but there is room for considerable improvement, e.g. efficiency, size, cost.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept testing
Phase 2 – Commercial development
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Successful release of heat, several charging-release cycles without loss of efficiency, positive evaluation of production and economical criteria
The successful technology will:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), researchers, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company that has developed a zeolite based heater device that is suitable for this request
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration of chemically-based storage materials that can store large amounts of heat and release this by a simple trigger