Joint development, development contract, licensing, product or solution supply
Phase 1 – Small-scale experiment (3 to 6 month)
Phase 2 – Technology development for field application (1 year)
Budget for the phase 2 is to be decided through the phase 1
(Details to be discussed).
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK
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NineSigma, representing a global engineering company, seeks a technology enabling high efficient transfer of ultrasonic vibration from the outside to the inside of the pipe.
The client pays attention to the value of ultrasound vibration based cleaning technologies, which apply the vibration from outside of the pipe, and remove the grease or scale deposit on the inner metal wall of the pipe on energy plants. To put such technologies into practical use, the client sets a performance target that the vibration penetrated and induced inside the pipe shall be >80% of the emitted strength by the vibrator. They are obtaining a special solution that is running inside the pipe and boosts up the cleaning effect by ultrasound. However, they have not identified technologies that substantially increase the transfer efficiency of the ultrasound from the outside to the inside of the targeted pipe. Similar development effort is starting here and there in the world. Material development for minimizing the transfer loss of ultrasound has been known in other application fields such as medical devices. To leverage external technology partner, the client has issued this request.
Of interest are materials or mechanisms that can minimize the transfer loss of ultrasonic vibration. Proposers are expected to provide sample or prototype. Not only limited to materials or mechanisms but end-to-end solution proposals are also welcome.
Examples of possible approaches are as follows. Their combinations or any other ideas are also welcome.
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 potentially the best candidate(s). The client will select the partner(s) toward the technology development for field application through the small scale experiment with sample or prototype. During the selection, the client may execute non-disclosure agreements (NDA) with the potential candidate(s), seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development approaches. The client will execute necessary agreement(s) with the partner(s) and kick off the collaboration. Specifics of collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.
Responses will use the Proposal Template which is linked to the “attachments” shown at the bottom of the link and include the following items: