W. L. Gore and Associates is a global material company who develops unique high performance materials for demanding applications. Having created an aerogel insulation that is currently used in footwear, gloves, and mobile electronics applications, the Seeker is searching for a partner to identify new applications for the material in the area of medical devices.
For this Challenge, medical devices include any equipment or technology used by a doctor, patient, caregiver, technician, or laboratory personnel. In addition these devices must be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration or other entity. The Seeker is interested in identifying collaborative partners with expertise in developing medical devices that could benefit from enhanced thermal regulation.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge. The Solver will write a preliminary proposal (about 2-4 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 time frame.
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 11,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.8 billion.
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