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Challenge <p> Convertible Stand and Wall Mount Installation System for TVs</p>

Convertible Stand and Wall Mount Installation System for TVs

STATUS: Awarded
Active Solvers: 433
Posted: Jul 20 2017
Challenge ID: 9934009
 
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Abstract

The Seeker is looking for dual-purpose and convertible installation systems for TVs, that allow customers at home to easily change the location of their TVs from, for example, standing on a table (standing mode) to fixing it on a wall (wall mount mode) and vice versa .

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Overview

Whenever we buy a new TV set we are asked to choose one of two installation systems:

  • a stand mode system, if we want to place the TV on top of a table, a shelf, or cabinet; or
  • a wall mount mode system, should we desire to fix the TV screen on a wall.

If later one wants to change the type of installation, then a new accessory needs to be purchased.

In order to i) overcome the need to make a final decision during purchase, ii) allow for flexibility to change the type of installation at our will, and iii) save the trouble and costs of buying additional accessories, it would be desirable to have a system that is easily dual-purpose and convertible from the stand mode to wall-mount mode, and vice-versa.

Hence, this Challenge is looking for novel convertible and dual-purpose installation system designs to be applied to TV screens at home and improve the customer experience.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $10,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $1,000.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants to the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on September 18, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

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 submit 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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