PROGRAM MANAGER: Jonathan Jakischa
Technology Licensing, Product Acquisition, Proof of Concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, Joint Development, Supplier Agreement
Opportunity to supply dozens of production facilities nationwide
Phase 1 – Identification of partners: early 2018 Phase 2 – Proof of Concept: mid-2018 Phase 3 – Full-scale implementation: to be determined
All financial details to be negotiated based on proposed technology and commercial viability.
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a high-growth North American company, invites proposals for novel technology solution that can directly apply a non-uniform, granular material onto the surface of a flexible organic substrate.
NineSigma’s client applies a dry coating to a variety of raw organic protein of varying sizes and thicknesses. The coating material is not uniform in size, with particles ranging from extremely fine to granules a few millimeters in size. The current process for applying the dry coating is primarily manual, which can be inconsistent, messy and time consuming. Additionally, the process also generates an unacceptable level of waste. The client seeks to identify technology solutions which can achieve deposition, application or coating of the powder onto organic protein in a faster, more efficient and more repeatable manner.
Ideal technologies will reduce or eliminate the manual aspects of the coating process, through novel equipment, systems or methods. The proposed technology must be either automated in nature or at least compatible with a single operator work crew. Furthermore, the process must ensure complete coverage of the entire protein surface and ensure that the coating material remains fixed to the substrate for a period of at least five (5) minutes after deposition.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Identification of potential partners
Phase 2 – Proof of Concept
Phase 3 – Implementation
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:
The following approaches are not of interest:
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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 technology transfer agency that represents an inventor or technology holder who can demonstrate an approach to address the request.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.
You represent a university research department that has an undeveloped pathway with a high probability of success.