Active Challenges

These are the challenges currently open for your solutions. Challenge descriptions on this page are only summaries. Registered solvers can access full description versions of the challenges.


The goal of the seeker is to register a biocide product and avoid complain from customer:
•To register a biocide dossier PT 18, a product must be stable during the shelf life, 2-3 years.

•This stability includes:
o Concentration of active ingredient
o pH
o And Viscosity

What is the problem?

Submission deadline: Jul 25, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
May 10, 2019

•The Pest Management Service sector is evolving, because of regulation and demanding customers.

•Developing innovations, ever better products, reducing environmental impact are key goals in this industry.

What is the problem?

Some bait boxes are subject to porosity, water loss, fragility, stress cracking

Submission deadline: Jul 25, 2019
Jul 25, 2019
May 10, 2019

The main goal of this challenge is to reduce the environmental impact of nucleic acid extraction (isolation of DNA and RNA while DNA/RNA is concentrated and impurities are removed). The established gold standard nucleic acid extraction methods generate large amounts of plastic waste. Additionally, hazardous chemicals (for environment and human) are used for most nucleic acid extraction workflows:
 Flammable solvents (e.g. ethanol, isopropanol)

Submission deadline: Jul 10, 2019
Nucleic Acid Extraction
Jul 10, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

The seeker is engaged in Sustainable Mobility and wants to identify new products and services with significant potential.

They are looking for PV (Photovoltaic) applications that bring:
• Additional features for mobility
• Customer experience improvements
• Bring much more value to the user

The seeker is not looking for classic electric energy supply for the vehicles

What is the problem?

Submission deadline: Jun 16, 2019
Jun 16, 2019
Apr 26, 2019