NineSigma Innovation Bulletin

Weekly Update - April 16, 2014


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April 16, 2014

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Cisco Security Grand Challenge

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A Global Initiative to Secure the Internet of Things
Cisco and NineSigma are inviting proposals from the global security community for innovative solutions to secure the “Internet of Things”: to deliver intelligent cybersecurity solutions for the real world, addressing threats before, during and after an attack.

Specific focus areas for the challenge include: malware defense, security credential management, and privacy protection. Deadline for responses is June 17th, 2014

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Magnetic Nanoparticles with Functional Groups
A multi-billion dollar global manufacturer is seeking magnetic nanoparticles which can be dispersed and gathered by a magnetic force, and can be bound to organic molecules by means of covalent bonding, in order to use for organic synthesis. Of interest are new magnetic nanoparticles having a magnetic force higher than Fe3O4 as well as surface modification technologies for magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4 etc.). Deadline for responses is Friday, April 18, 2014.
Technologies to Detect Hard Objects inside Biomass
A global manufacturing company invites proposals for a technology that can scan through biomass and identify whether there are hard objects (stones, non-magnetic metals) present. The technology will be used to protect the machinery of combine harvesters. Deadline for responses is Friday, April 18, 2014.
More Opportunities: Experts Needed , New Requests , Request Closing Soon , Open Requests

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New Gallery on NineSights!

Siemens Gallery is now LIVE!
Siemens, a multinational engineering and electronics company, invites you to submit proposals for their needs in categories such as: Social Computing, Human Computer Interaction, and Cloud Computing.

Siemens is looking for best-in-class partners who can achieve the vision of securing the technological and innovative base that will be the future of Siemens. Siemens launches over 1000 research partnerships every year with universities, research institute, industrial partners and start-ups all over the world.

Come and visit the Siemens Corporate Technology Innovation Gallery.

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Solution Provider Spotlight

We were awarded a contract with a Fortune 500 company that was looking for a solution to a very challenging problem in the area of chemical detection. We proposed a unique solution and the project has been very successful. It has been a real pleasure working with our new international customer.
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Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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Experts Needed

Experts in Materials and Chemicals for Medical Device Applications
Seeking Experts in regulatory requirements and specifications of materials used in medical applications, including medical devices and packaging, to support development of suitable policies and procedures for materials employed in medical applications.

Detailed knowledge of medical device classifications, as well as risks and regulations governing materials through supply chain are highly desirable. Interested parties with expertise in markets outside of North America and the European Union - especially related to China and ASEAN - are encouraged to respond.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 25th 2014.

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To respond to these Expert Requests, please register with NineSigma and create a user profile.

Following registration, please login and click "Ask To Join This Group" on the Expert Application Page referenced here.

Once you have been accepted to the Application Group, please follow the posted instructions to complete your application.

Open Innovation Requests

New Requests

Applying Brain Science to Product Development

Biological Reactions in Response to Good Tastes

Converting Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Higher Valuable Chemicals

Detecting Psychological States and Providing Visual Feedback

Durable Friction Reduction Coating for Steel or Aluminum Surface

Foods that Contribute to a Healthy Mind

Low Cost Provision of Nutrients to Developing Countries

New Mood Enhancing Technology

Preparing Blood Plasma from Whole Blood in Microfluidic Devices

Recovery and Repurposing of Waste Silica

Selenium Management in Mine-impacted Water

Using the Five Senses to Enhance Eating Satisfaction

Requests Closing in 1 Week

Creating Durable, Leak-proof Bonds between Metals and Non-metals

Drug Seeds for Circadian Rhythm Disorder Treatment

Image Analysis: Creating Good Quality Images From Low Resolution Data

Magnetic Nanoparticles with Functional Groups

Technologies to Detect Hard Objects inside Biomass

The Car Door that Sees All Obstacles in its Way

Open Requests

Cisco Security Grand Challenge: A Global Initiative to Secure the Internet of Things

Continuous Dispersion of Powders into Low to Medium Viscosity Liquids

Converting Asphaltenes to Higher Value Products

Improved Hay Quality Testing

Inhibiting Sulfide Generation by Microbes

Keeping Multi Dose Injectable Products Sterile

Noise Control for High Temperature Friction Systems

Portable Air Purification Technologies

Pressure Regulating Technology for Engine Bleed Air Systems

Rapid Partner Identification: Contract Research in Materials Science/Coatings

Regenerative Medicine Using iPS Cells

Toll Conversion of Mixed Aromatics to Terephthalic Acid


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