Understanding the Biomechanical Properties of Facial Tissues

AWARD:  varies
DEADLINE: 3/06/17
ACTIVE SOLVERS: 65
POSTED: 1/20/17

The Seeker is looking to identify partners that possess the necessary technical capabilities and expertise to characterize the biomechanical properties of facial tissues with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of how these tissues contribute to facial structure, expressive movement, and changes with age, leading to the development of next generation medical care.

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.

Source: InnoCentive
Challenge ID: 9933943
 
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Challenge Overview

The Seeker believes that the next generation of medical face and eye care is based on a new paradigm that uses products for full-facial treatments and regeneration. In order to achieve that and develop novel products, a deep understanding of the biomechanical properties of facial tissues (bone, skin, fat, etc) and how each individually evolves with aging is required.

The current body of knowledge does not answer that question. Therefore, the Seeker is looking to identify partners that possess the necessary technical capabilities and expertise to develop this research work, and that are described in the Detailed Description of the Challenge.

This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal (up to 10 pages, including supporting non-confidential information 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 upon time frame.

[NOTE: Only proposals from Solvers who have the ability to work as the collaboration partner will be considered.]

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on March 6, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

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InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world's most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.

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.

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