The client, Ajinomoto Co., Inc., is a global amino acid manufacturer that produces a wide variety of amino acids.
The client’s customers’ requests for the particle diameter of amino acids of their choice vary. The client, who has been able to control the particle diameter to some extent by adjusting various process conditions, wishes to establish a highly versatile technology that can be applied to different amino acids and a wide range of particle diameters. Additionally, they anticipate a technology applicable to the existing crystallization process, instead of adding a new process, in terms of manufacturing cost, etc.
Therefore, the client has issued an open request to seek a technology to control particle diameter in the crystallization process of amino acids.
Please describe your proposal briefly. If necessary, materials can be attached for reference. Please do not include confidential information in your proposal.
Evaluations for all proposals received will be done by the client. The proposal will be evaluated based on the following evaluation criteria.
- Outline of proposal/organization overview
- Feasibility in achieving the target specifications
- Economic feasibility
- Potential ownership (exclusive rights, priority etc.)
- Related achievements etc.
Anticipated Project Process
The proposing organization shall submit a proposal according to the attached proposal template.
The client will first conduct a primary document-based selection process (approximately 6–8 weeks). Later, additional questions and direct discussions will be held for the promising proposals, and candidates for the final selection will be selected. During the selection process, the proposer and client will conclude a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) if necessary and will discuss the further disclosure of information and specific development methods.
After selection, the client will conclude the necessary contracts with the proposer, verify the technology, and conduct additional development so as to establish the technology. The specific collaborative system will be determined through discussion.