The Seeker desires suggestions for novel applications of a reactive calcium-carbonate-based system that enables a free-flowing calcium carbonate powder to be converted under ambient conditions with the addition of water to a cementitious product in almost any molded/preformed structure. The resulting material gains considerable strength, and may include composites of calcium carbonate when used in conjunction with other materials.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
The Seeker desires suggestions for novel applications of a reactive calcium-carbonate-based system that enables a free-flowing calcium carbonate powder to be converted under ambient conditions with the addition of water to a cementitious product in almost any molded/preformed structure. The hardened product is formed upon mixing the reactive calcium carbonate particles with water and proprietary, non-toxic inorganic salt additives. The resulting material gains considerable strength (compressive strengths up to 6,000 psi), and may include composites of calcium carbonate when used in conjunction with other materials. The Seeker has considered high volume applications of the cement system in a wide variety of building. The Seeker is particularly interested in novel and potentially high value applications of the system in a wide variety of fields, including ceramics, physical sciences, life sciences and pharmaceutical applications.
This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:
After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regards to the Winning Solution(s).All Solvers that submitted a proposal will be notified on the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.
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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:
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.