NineSigma Innovation Bulletin

Weekly Update - July 24, 2014


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July 24, 2014

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GHG ecomagination Innovation Challenge

GE Canada invites the best global minds to take the GHG ecomagination Innovation Challenge

GE is interested in developing a portfolio of waste heat recovery technologies that can provide immediate and long-term benefits, as well as affording a flexible array of paths for development and eventual deployment. Deadline for responses is Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Alternative Flocculation Methods for Aqueous Biogas Slurries
A leading energy company is looking for alternative flocculation or dewatering technologies for the efficient removal of suspended solids from aqueous biogas slurries. The target is to avoid the use of polyacrylamide-based flocculants. Deadline for responses has been extended to Wednesday, July 30th, 2014.
Moisture-Resistant Coatings for Paper
A Global 500 Corporation invites proposals for natural materials, films or coatings that can act as a moisture barrier when applied to paper. Deadline for responses is Friday, August 15, 2014.
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We responded to the GE/NFL Head Health Challenge 1 based upon technology at The University of Akron Suarez Laboratories to measure functional brain response to marketing stimuli. Our proposal leveraged broad open innovation collaboration with the Department of Athletics Sports Science and Wellness Education Department, the Statistics Department, Akron Children's Hospital and NE Ohio Medical University.
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Open Innovation Requests

New Requests

Adhesive Label that Activates Upon Application to a Surface

Embeddable Strain Sensor

Long Lasting Hydrophobic Coating on Metal Surfaces

Methods to Maximize Mammalian DNA Digestion

Moisture-Resistant Coatings for Paper

Purifying Unstable Proteins

Re-creating Flour Protein Network in Bread

Remove, Diminish, or Prevent Asphaltene Deposition in Oil and Gas Production Systems

Shelf Life Extension Technologies for Artisan Breads

Visual Indication of Surface Impact Points

Requests Closing in 1 Week

Ergonomic Design of Rotary Handle for Circuit Breaker

Formulating a Poorly Water Soluble Drug into an Injectable Solution Having a Sustained Release Profile

Open Requests

Alternative Flocculation Methods for Aqueous Biogas Slurries

Clean, Functional Plant Protein Chemistry

Climate Change and Emissions Management Open Call

Coarsening Fine particles in the Air by Aggregation or Adhesion

Enhancing the Stability of Metal Oxides Used in a High Temperature Process

New Formulations and Processes to Manufacture Capsules Containing Flavors

Reducing Campylobacter Load in Broiler Chickens

Removal of Organic Waxy Compounds from Plant Surfaces

Technologies to Predict the Sensorial Experience of Topical Products

Visual Indication of Surface Impact Points


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