TThe client has been conducting R&D activities on materials and technologies with high performance on sound and vibration. The aim of the activities is to provide users with quiet and comfortable driving environment reducing sounds and vibrations generated in a car. However, their existing network has not allowed them to discover such technologies to develop lightweight materials with high performance on sound and vibration. The client has been struggling to improve those performance over the conventional limit, such as mass law, particularly below 1 kHz.
Therefore, the client has issued this open request globally to further accelerate R&D by incorporating potential technologies and knowledge beyond the existing network, including technologies sought from different fields, such as the architecture and railway industries.
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.