Sprint Challenge Brief:
Innovative coatings technologies for lightweight material alternatives (non-steel)Submission Closed
In collaboration with a range of international companies, TechConnect Ventures is calling for innovations for coating materials that can be applied to non-steel lightweight materials such as high strength plastics, aluminum, magnesium, alloys, and composites. Many industries are facing pressure from sustainability initiatives and environmental regulations to replace traditional steel parts with lighter weight materials, especially in the automotive industry. Coating such surfaces with a similar uniform, high-quality finish such as currently possible for conventional steel faces a variety of challenges including pretreatment, corrosion protection, adhesive compatibility, surface roughness, and the need to accommodate multiple substrates.
Solvers submitting an Entry should make efforts to address the following key focus areas in their Submission (if applicable):
Business Opportunity for Solvers
All complete and eligible Entries will be included in our exclusive Innovation Opportunity Report that will be presented the innovation-seeking clients and partners. Solvers with well-matched capabilities may be contacted directly by consortium members to discuss potential partnership opportunities. Top-rated Entries may also be invited to register or participate in an upcoming TechConnect Ventures event or pitch program.
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