This Challenge is seeking for solutions that can reduce, eliminate or inactivate Aflatoxins in protein milk, a specific product of a starch biorefinery process.
This Theoretical Challenge requires only a written proposal.
Aflatoxins (Afla) are a family of fungal metabolites that are found in corn and remain as impurities in the final products of a starch biorefinery. For many years, removing these impurities remains a challenge in the industry, with many attempts that have fallen short due to different reasons: lack of efficiency, economically unattractive, or impact on the products or co-products quality. Therefore, successful implementation in industrial scale of technologies to tackle Afla has yet to happen.
This Challenge is seeking for solutions that can reduce, eliminate or inactivate Aflatoxins in protein milk, a specific product of the starch biorefinery process.
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.
Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on April 1, 2019.
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.