Contract research, joint development, licensing, material supply
Phase 1) Proof of concept via sample evaluation (~1 year)
Phase 2) Development for practical use (~3 years after phase 1)
Necessary development expense will be covered
(Details to be discussed).
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK
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NineSigma, representing a major housing material manufacturer, seeks a surface treatment, coating, or material that realize uncompromised friction coefficient even on wet surface.
The client explores the potential of a material that prevents slippage in wet condition. For instance, a floor material (tiles, wood, PVC, etc.) should have appropriate slip resistance for safety in walking. However, the friction of the floor surface reduces when it is wet on a rainy day. To prevent slipping accidents, it is common to place anti-slip sheets or the treatment of anti-slip / water repellency are carried out on the floor material. Nevertheless, these approaches do not provide a sufficient anti-slip property or durability. On top of that, the conventional solutions have a poor design and poor cleaning property (owing to asperities) in many cases. Therefore, the client has issued this open request to accelerate identification and commercialization of a potential technology.
Characteristics of the target surface
Requirements for proposed solution
ANTICIPATED PROJECT PHASES OR PROJECT PLAN
Respondents should submit proposals using the attached Response Template. The client will review submitted proposals and possibly ask clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select the best candidate(s) through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with selected respondent(s), seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities. The client will execute necessary agreement(s) with the selected respondent(s) and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
Responses will use the Proposal Template which is linked to the “attachments” shown at the bottom of the link and include the following items: