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Challenge Design of a Solar Water Treatment System based on TiO2 Nanoparticles
Design of a Solar Water Treatment System based on TiO2 Nanoparticles
STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 393
Posted: Feb 08 2010
Challenge ID: 9182887
 
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Abstract
The Rockefeller Foundation is providing support to this Seeker for the design of a low cost water treatment system based on solar radiation and titanium dioxide (TiO2). It is part of the Global Giveback Innovation Challenge Set. A prototype design will be required using known proven technology supplied by the Seeker.
Overview
The Rockefeller Foundation is providing support to this Seeker for the design of a low cost water treatment system based on solar radiation and titanium dioxide (TiO2). A prototype design will be required using known proven technology supplied by the Seeker.

This is a Theoretical Challenge which requires a written proposal only. The Solver will not have to come up with the mechanism of purification as that will be provided. The Solver will come up with the design of the system incorporating this technology that is low cost and low touch to operate. The proposal will be evaluated on a theoretical basis considering the current state of the art knowledge.
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An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge builds upon an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver's concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.

This Challenge is a Theoretical-Licensing Challenge, meaning that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. By contrast, Theoretical-IP Transfer means that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. For these forms of a Theoretical Challenge, Solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.

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