Enriching food products with significant quantities of polyunsaturated oils at affordable cost is one of the biggest unsolved problems of food science due to the off-taste – rancidity – that develops during processing and shelf life, a result of fat oxidation over time from exposure to oxygen and other ingredients – i.e. metal catalysts like traces of iron - in the food matrix.
Hence, the Seeker for this Challenge, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking for a method to physically protect the polyunsaturated edible oils from rancidity caused by exposure to oxygen and potential catalysts when incorporated in foods.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and/or sample delivery.
The Seeker is looking for novel means to identify certain desirable subsets within a population, directly motivated by the identification of patient subgroups for which a (novel) treatment has enhanced benefits as compared to a (standard) comparator treatment. More details and data are provided in the Detailed Description and Requirements of the Challenge.
This is a ProdigyReduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation and delivery of source code implementing an algorithm that solves the problem. A real-time online scoring utility and leaderboard to track Solver performance will be available for this Challenge.
Cracks form for many reasons in materials especially under physical stress and thermal cycling. The Seeker is looking for new ideas/methods to repair multiple cracks in a material such that it is like “new”. Economics and high throughput are important.
This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.
The Seeker desires a device to continuously and/or repeatedly measure the amount of blood in a volume of saline. The device should be capable of measuring at least twice per minute for at least 60 minutes.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal, experimental proof-of-concept data, and prototype delivery if requested
The Seeker is looking to significantly increase the ease and speed of applying a super insulating material to large and complex 3-D geometries. A formulation of a pressure resistant matrix material that can be spayed or painted onto hard surfaces is the envisaged solution, but the Seeker is open to a large number of solutions as long as they meet the Technical Requirements listed in the detailed challenge description.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal and experimental proof-of-concept data (and/or sample delivery). Purely theoretical solutions are also welcomed and these may qualify for awards up to $15,000 if they are judged to meet the Technical Requirements listed below.