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Friday, 25 June 2010

Advanced Material Coatings for High Strength, High Conductivity Substrates from Innocentive

Advanced Material Coatings for High Strength, High Conductivity Substrate

Challenge Overview

presented by INNOCENTIVE

The Seeker is looking for advanced materials (alloys, metal composites, advanced coatings, surface treatments, etc.) to be used as the contact surface of a high speed rail system. The conductive material must withstand thermal, mechanical and electrical cycling while still retaining surface hardness and strength properties.


This Challenge is an Ideation Challenge, which varies from traditional InnoCentive challenges in the following ways:
  • There is a guaranteed award. The awards will be paid to the best submission(s), which are solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $10,000. The Seeker can payout as one award or split it among the best submissions. One award will be at least $5,000 and no award will be less than $1,000.
  • Your submission will identify and describe a material/process that meets the requirements of the Challenge. You are required to give the Seeker a free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information submitted for this Challenge.


The Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision after the Challenge deadline. All Solvers that provide a submission will be notified as to the status of their submission; however, there will not be any detailed evaluation of your submission given. 

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges-Top Brains look at Sustainability_Some Materials Aspects WRAP'd- UP

John Holland of WRAP-Waste Resources Action Programme looks at materials used in construction. This post also is a convenient way to bring the increasing understanding and accompanying credibility given to sustainability by top thinkers brought together by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges, EAUC, in the UK.  EAUC currently has 280 members.



EAUC conferences 2009 and 2010 currently free online constitute a very important contribution to thought and action on sustainability.

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1. cf.  EAUC conf 2009  and  EAUC conf 2010

         Related Posts:

Materials and Environment-Embodied Energy of Materials

New Green Construction Material Innovation_Low energy cement production by Celitement via IOM3: The Global Network for Materials, Minerals & Mining Professionals



3.  Open Search on IOM3's MW-Materials World, journal returned the following first 10 links:

WRAP takes over from Envirowise

06 April 10, IOM3, News article

The maze of mixed plastics recycling

01 July 09, Materials World Magazine, News article

Composites Design and Simulation Challenges for the Future

19 March 08, Composites, Conference proceedings / event reports

Recycling WEEE polymers

01 June 07, Materials World Magazine, News article

Mixed plastics recycling in the UK

14 July 08, Packaging Professional Magazine, News article

Mixed plastics recycling in the UK

01 July 08, Materials World Magazine, News article

Resource mapping of packaging and food waste

09 November 09, IOM3, News article

Useful links

16 March 10, Design Mine

Conversations-on-Innovations: Low energy cement production | IOM3: The Global Network for Materials, Minerals & Mining Professionals

Conversations-on-Innovations: Low energy cement production | IOM3: The Global Network for Materials, Minerals & Mining Professionals

High Purity Cr sources for Superalloys

Energy for th Future:Phil.Trans.A-Vol. 365, N° 1853 / April 15, 2007, curtesy The Royal Soc. London

Engineered foams and porous materials: Phil Trans A. Vol 364, N° 1838 / 06 curtesy_The R Soc. Lond