This Challenge is looking for an innovative design of a cooling system to remove heat away from an object. The system must be mostly made of a common type of steel and be easily manufactured.
There is a potential for future collaboration of award winners with the Seeker after the Challenge, if interested.
This Theoretical Challenge requires only a written proposal.
The Seeker is looking for a cooling system that can remove heat from a specific object and fit into a defined space. Any structure must be mostly made of steel (>80% by weight) to meet the requirements. Simulations are expected or previous equivalent data.
This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted. The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.
To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution. However, the Seeker will be willing to consider a licensing agreement for a partial award if exclusive IP cannot be transferred by the Solver.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on October 17, 2017.
Late submissions will not be considered.
What is a Theoretical IP Transfer Challenge?
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-IP Transfer Challenge, meaning that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. By contrast, Theoretical-Licensing means that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. 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.