OPPORTUNITY: Licensing, product acquisition, contract research, proof of concept, joint development, supplier agreement, etc.
Phase 1 - Proof of Concept (6 months) starting Q1 2015
Phase 2 - Evaluation (approximately 3 months)
Phase 3 - Development Program (approximately 12 months)
Phase 1 – Support for Proof of Concept funding up to US$100,000 Phase 2 – TBD Phase 3 – TBD
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a Global Supplier of Heating Equipment, invites proposals for systems able to automatically adjust air/fuel ratios for efficient combustion.
Complete and efficient combustion requires precise mixtures of fuel and air. The exact ratios are dependent on a variety of factors such as altitude, pressure, humidity, temperature, and gas type. Optimizing combustion conditions is particularly important for increasing efficiency to minimize fuel use while maximizing heat output. Efficient combustion is of continuing interest to various industries and end applications including home and industrial HVAC, home and commercial cooking, automotive, and aerospace.
NineSigma’s client seeks proposals for systems able to dynamically alter air/fuel ratios for efficient burner operation based on data surveying the combustion environment for optimal fuel usage and heat production.
The successful technology will:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
NineSigma’s client will consider partial solutions for collaborative development opportunities.
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ANTICIPATED PROJECT PHASES OR PROJECT PLAN
The following phases may be implemented across a 6-24 month timeframe. Any additional time requirements should be detailed in the proposal.
Phase 1 – Proof of Concept (6 months) starting Q1 2015
Demonstration of technology for evaluation and information on commercial needs
Phase 2 – Evaluation (approximately 3 months)
Performance, reliability, and safety testing
Phase 3 – Development Program (approximately 12 months)
Scale up feasibility to pilot plan and costs assessment
Based on the maturity of the technology proposed, NineSigma’s client may choose to forgo earlier Project Phases where applicable. Client will assess the information provided by the solution providers, determine the best options for engagement, and collaboratively establish next steps with the solution provider.