Licensing, contract research, joint development, supplier agreement, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing. Project sponsor expects a long-term collaboration to be developed
Phase 1 – Feasibility evaluation, proof of concept demonstration
Phase 2 – Technology adaptation/optimization
All terms to be negotiated between the Solution Provider(s) and the Client sponsor, as warranted. A successful technology will enable the development of a global consumer product.
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a Fortune 500 Company, invites proposals for systems and approaches to permit a coating to self-level and selectively adhere to a small, defined surface. Ultimately, the client would like to find an approach that enables a drop of fluid to precisely and evenly spread to the edges of a targeted surface without mechanical manipulation of the liquid on the surface. The project sponsor expects to invest significant resources with suitable partners to develop and adapt promising technologies to its needs.
The ability to coat a small surface with precision and speed has relevance in a variety of industries and applications. In response, the coatings and surface treatment R&D sector abounds with interesting and increasingly versatile technologies for all kinds of substrates and applications ranging from aerospace, textiles, biomedical devices, electronics, optics and others. From liquid glass to self-healing polymers, molecular self-assembly systems, smart materials, self-levelling and self-spreading systems, technology advances in materials, application and curing methods are seemingly made every day for functional or aesthetic needs.
Recognizing it does not have advanced coating expertise in-house, NineSigma’s client seeks to identify organizations with technologies that could be developed or adapted to its commercially very important but very specialized application. NineSigma’s client sees the development of a final solution as a longer-term collaborative endeavor with mutual benefits for participating parties.
The technology should:
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), consultants, 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.