The Client, as a food manufacturer, considers that it is extremely important to use sustainable food packaging materials as a responsible company. It engages in the research and development of packaging materials.
Laminated aluminum foil films with high gas barrier performance have been widely used as packaging materials, but from the perspective of sustainability, the challenge is that they have a difficulty in recycling. Accordingly, the Client aims to develop a technique for manufacturing a recyclable gas barrier packaging material serving as a substitute for laminated aluminum foil films.
The client has evaluated several gas-barrier plastic films on market, but the performance of any of them was not as good as that of laminated aluminum foil films. On the other hand, the combination of multiple pre-existing films presented an adequate level of gas barrier performance, but this approach poses a cost issue.
The Client has decided to solicit technologies in order to promptly establish sustainable food distribution in cooperation with an excellent partner(s) all over the world.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After the submission due date, the client will review all submitted proposals. NineSigma will send the review results to each proposer 6-8 weeks after the due date. The client possibly asks clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.