Thank you for your interest in BLUMORPHO Fast Track Open Innovation service. In order to enter into the process and submit your solution to this leading industrial company, please fill in this form. We will contact you shortly to share with you information on conditions of BLUMORPHO actions and on the specifications expected by this industrial company.

BLUMORPHO’s competitive call is a 3 steps process.

  1. The first step is to fill the application form in order to enter in the selection process. This form will remain open during the call and you will be able to modify the content until the closing. During this phase, only non-confidential information can be shared. If you are not sure your approach is applicable to our use case, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this on the phone. The first phase will be closed on January 22. The first selection will be done and all the application forms will receive a feedback within 2 to 3 weeks.
  2. Once selected, a second step is initiated with the signature of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. The discussion will be open with the company looking for a solution. When applicable, the conditions of the partnership will be discussed.
  3. The third step is the negotiation and signature of a collaboration contract.

The writing of the call can appear unclear and frustrating. Our objective is not only to guarantee a high level of confidentiality to our customer but also to stimulate cross fertilization and diffusion of solutions from one application field to another.

  • Describe the concept of your solution
  • In which context was this technology developped?
  • Explain in a few words the reasons why you replied to this call (max 1000 characters)

BLUMORPHO representing a global mid cap corporation leader in its field, is looking for a material processing solution to treat a damaged porous composite part (ceramic-like). This request for proposal takes place in the early stage of a new product development. A composite system has a core material protected by a hard and thin surface treatment acting as a protective layer. With time, this layer can become locally more porous (µm size pores) and lead to the generation of a fragile volume in the core material. The objective is to repair this volume with the infiltration of a material, this material can be a viscous gel, or a cement-like suspension of nanoparticles.

We are looking for a partner to propose an infiltration process that could pass through the hard barrier and progress in the core. It would permit to repair the material system with minimal or no mechanical action on the surface.  Ideally, a viscous hydrogel must penetrate through the damaged surface and diffuse inside the damaged core. The processing must take place at room temperature; however, it can be activated as long as it remains non-destructive for the existing structure. This can be achieved through chemical, physicochemical or mechanical strategies, other activation means can also be considered.

Core material properties

  • Vickers hardness 40-60HVN
  • Compressive strength 100-300 MPa
  • Porosity
  • Pore size: Micronic size

Protective layer properties

  • Porosity
  • Pore size: Micronic size