The Client is developing polymeric dielectric actuators towards practical use. For achieving the goal, it is necessary to balance a high-dielectric constant and low-elastic modulus in the polymeric material as well as to ensure moldability.
These properties, however, are in the relationship of trade-off, which interferes with the development of a material that can meet the above requirements. On the other hand, the realization of polymeric actuators has been expected in various industries, and relevant research and development have been promoted significantly. Under such circumstances, the Client has decided to invite proposals to accelerate technology development.
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.