Staying hydrated is especially important for keeping healthy, though the daily recommended water intake is influenced by a person’s size, age, and physical activity. Sometimes it is hard to remember how much liquid you have consumed and when you feel thirsty, you may already be experiencing dehydration. Therefore, the Seeker desires a seamless tracking system for users to monitor their water consumption with ease.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge; the Solver will only need to submit a written proposal to be evaluated by the Seeker with the goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.
Water is necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and it has been shown that even mild dehydration can negatively impact a person’s physical and mental well-being. By using sensors, it is possible to collect data from everyday items such as water bottles and dispensers in order to create a smart hydration ecosystem in which consumers can easily track their daily consumption and in theory, receive reminders or personalized recommendations. The market for smart hydration is quickly growing, thus, the Seeker is interested in an “off-the-shelf” hydration tracking solution that could revolutionize the beverage industry.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a proposal (maximum of 10 pages, not including references and contact details) to be evaluated by the Seeker with a goal of establishing a collaborative partnership. Upon completion of the evaluation, the Seeker may contact selected Solvers directly to work out terms for a collaboration contract. The monetary value of the contract will vary depending on the amount of work to be delivered and the agreed time frame.
[NOTE: Only proposals from Solvers who have the ability to work as a collaboration partner will be considered.]
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on June 29, 2019.
What is an eRFP Challenge?
eRFPs allow Seekers to submit Requests for Proposals for a partner or supplier to provide materials or expertise to help solve a business challenge to the InnoCentive Solver community. This global community includes organizations and individuals, such as contract research organizations, scientists, university researchers, and technology companies.
After a Solver submits an eRFP response, the Seeker evaluates the responses to determine which Solver(s) to contact for further business discussions. With eRFPs, the Solver must not provide any confidential information in the eRFP response. If your eRFP response is selected, you negotiate the terms of the contract (including scope of work, tasks and duration) directly with the Seeker.
This Challenge type does not require Intellectual Property (IP) transfer. However, sometimes Challenges of this type do request that certain IP arrangements be made should a partnership be formed.