The Client, a major manufacturer, engages in the development of full-color image formation and printing technology.
Generally, when full-color capability needs to be embedded in the compact printers, this brings challenges in resolution and printing stability.
Although the Client has been working in research and development to solve such challenges, they cannot yet find out technology that can meet their requirements. The Client has therefore decided to make this RFP to solve these technological challenges as quickly as possible and put the printing technology to practical use in an early stage.
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.