A client of NineSigma, who is a major food manufacturer, aims to contribute to enrich the lives of customers by proposing products with unprecedented taste and functionality.
The client already has coffee powder with the size of tens of micrometers, but because the coffee contains a lot of oil, it is difficult to pulverize to nanometer scale. If food materials can be nano-pulverized, it will be possible to develop attractive products that bring out their characteristic flavors.
Therefore, the client has issued this open request in order to identify a promising organization with pulverization technology for food materials (especially coffee).
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 reviewing submitted proposals, the client possibly ask 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.