The Seeker has developed new technology which allows for the production of a polymer into a thin (0.3 to 1 micrometer) free standing film. Seeker would like to leverage this capability and is looking for applications for this technology.
This is an ideation challenge and only requires a written solution.
The Seeker desires applications for thin polymeric films. The polymeric film may be composed of a wide variety of polymer types. The polymeric film is free standing, mechanically robust, and easily handled. The polymer can be produced in continuous lengths of up to hundreds of meters, with a thickness between 0.3 and 1 micrometer. The submission should specify both the polymeric material and the proposed new application.
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.
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.