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Challenge Fabric Quick-dry Technology
Fabric Quick-dry Technology
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 205
Posted: Nov 25 2008
Challenge ID: 7632745
 
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Abstract
This challenge is looking for new technologies and methodologies to reduce the drying time of fabric substrate markedly. The Seeker is soliciting novel technology that can achieve this goal without modifying the appearance, texture and feel of the fabric substrate.
Overview
This challenge is looking for new technologies and methodologies to reduce the drying time of fabric substrate markedly.

This challenge is an Ideation Challenge, which varies from traditional InnoCentive challenges in the following ways:

  • There is a guaranteed award. The awards will be paid to the best submissions, which are solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $8,000. The three best submissions will be awarded as 1st = $5,000 2nd = $2,000 3rd = $1000.
  • Your submission will identify and describe a product or service that meets the requirements of the challenge. You are required to give the Seeker a free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information submitted for this challenge.

    The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the challenge deadline. All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified as to the status of their submission; however, there will not be any detailed evaluation of your submission given.
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InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

What is an InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge?

An InnoCentive Ideation™ Challenge is a broad question formulated to obtain access to new ideas, similar to a global brainstorm for producing a breakthrough idea or market survey which may include ideas for a new product line, a new commercial application for a current product, or even a viral marketing idea to recruit new customers. Ideation™ Challenge submissions are typically about two written pages, and Seekers receive a non-exclusive, perpetual license to use all submissions.

In an Ideation™ Challenge, Solvers may:

  • Submit ideas of their own
  • Submit third party information that they have the right to use and further the authority to convey that right and the right to use and develop derivative works to Seekers
  • Submit information considered in the public domain without any limitations on use

Solvers should not reveal any confidential information in their submissions. Often the Ideation™ Challenge will be followed by one or more of the other three Challenge types to further develop the ideas and gain Intellectual Property protection when the concept has been well-defined.

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