Recently, the significance of rubber recycling technology has been increased to build a sustainable recycling-oriented society. The Client is engaged in the development and manufacture of automotive parts made of vulcanized and reclaimed rubber. In the Asian market, which has been growing increasingly important in recent years, a tendency to avoid rubber odor has prevented the widespread use of reclaimed rubber with strong odor. The Client has been developing the technology to reduce the odor of reclaimed/vulcanized rubber. Expecting that there exist promising technologies for solving this problem around the world, the Client 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.