US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: Lightweight Turbocharger Turbine Wheel (USA CONTESTANTS ONLY)

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $7000
  • Entries Received: 6
  • Winner: AnnePauley

Contest Brief

Do you have a new and innovative design concept for a light-weight turbocharger turbine wheel? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for your ideas!
https://www.freelancer.com/doe/manufacturing-innovator-challenge/about
*Prize eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents*

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PRIZES
DOE will award up to 1 prize of $7,000 for the winning submission.

REQUIRED DELIVERABLE:
Contest submission will consist of a 5 page (maximum) report that must include:
--Description of the technical approach
--Materials envisioned (including mechanical properties)
--Manufacturing approaches required (including finishing and/or joint technologies)
--Comparison to existing component
--Technical performance expectations and risks
--Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) drawing or Mechanical Drawings of the concept

EVALUATION CRITERIA
--Innovation (30/100): Degree to which proposed concept does not currently exist and/or meets an existing need
--Impact (30/100): The amount of impact a technology solution could have
--Feasibility (40/100): The technical feasibility of the proposed concept

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Public Clarification Board

  • MahbuburRahmanbd
    MahbuburRahmanbd
    • 2 years ago

    Dear Contest Holder, if the idea of a freelancer outside of USA meet your requirements, will he be awarded ?

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Good morning. We appreciate your interest. For this contest we will only award winners with either U.S. Citizenship or permanent residents of the U.S.

      • 2 years ago
  • rubenns
    rubenns
    • 2 years ago

    "Each winning Entrant agrees to assign to DOE the entire right, title, and interest throughout the world in and to each Subject Invention."

    Am I reading this wrong, or are entrants are expected to give away the intellectual rights to an innovative, impactful, never-seen-before turbine wheel for $7,000? Cause for an industry soon-to-be worth $20 billion that's an unreasonable request and I doubt it can materialize.

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Good afternoon, Ruben. Please read the entire section on intellectual property ownership. DOE takes ownership in inventions conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the course of this contest. The terms of the contest are explicit in that DOE will not have any rights in existing background intellectual property except for a limited copyright license.

      • 2 years ago
  • uchihathong419
    uchihathong419
    • 2 years ago

    tôi là một công dân đến từ Việt Nam, và tôi không biết làm cách nào để có thể tham gia thử thách này?

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Thank you for your interest in the challenge. Submissions are limited to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S.

      • 2 years ago
  • KamWorks3D
    KamWorks3D
    • 2 years ago

    I have entered into other contests for the DOE under the American Made Challenges series. In those challenges the goal is to insight growth of these industries. Inherently these funds are designated to go to U.S. based companies but there is no restrictions on teaming up with foreign entities. On this basis I am happy to accept partnerships with individuals that need to be teamed up with an american LLC like mine. If you are interested in a partnership like this let me know and we can talk further.

    • 2 years ago
    1. TBXZ
      TBXZ
      • 2 years ago

      I wouldn't mind collaborating with you on projects. Probably in the foreseeable future we can still work together

      • 2 years ago
    2. Jnpwiggins
      Jnpwiggins
      • 2 years ago

      I would like to work with you. I'm a disabled Veteran with 2 projects being developed at the moment.

      My background is creative analysis with Bachelors in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. I served in the US Nuclear Naval program, worked as management in Military and Civilian manufacturing operations and the Development of Veterans Affairs as an Adjudicator.

      My projects are State of the art medical treatment and survival equipment.

      John Wiggins

      • 2 years ago
  • DOEuser1
    Contest Holder
    • 2 years ago

    Hello all! We are happy to announce we have now upgraded the contest to "guaranteed"!

    • 2 years ago
  • Syhla
    Syhla
    • 2 years ago

    this contest only for U.S citizens??

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Yes, this challenge is limited to entries from U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Thank you for your interest, we appreciate your time.

      • 2 years ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 2 years ago

    Make it guaranteed please. #guaranteed

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Good afternoon. Thank you for your interest in and suggestions for this challenge. We appreciate your time. At this time we will not be upgrading this contest to a guaranteed contest.

      • 2 years ago
  • TheGuyver2040
    TheGuyver2040
    • 2 years ago

    Contest Holder,

    Would it be possible for you to upgrade this to a #guaranteed contest?

    https://www.freelancer.com/support/contest/what-is-a-guaranteed-contest-1475

    And, could we perhaps submit 2 entries (i.e. one entry containing the actual work and another entry containing a placeholder for the entry containing the actual work)? So, if I submit work and it enters as Entry #5, let’s say; I’d submit another entry as a reference to Entry #5, which would have its own entry number (e.g. Entry #8).

    • 2 years ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      Good afternoon. Thank you for your interest in and suggestions for this challenge. We appreciate your time.

      At this time we will not be upgrading this contest to a guaranteed contest. We understand your concern regarding the submissions being made public after the contest is awarded and have worked with the Freelancer team on previous challenges to keep necessary information private when a submitter has requested us to do so and would be happy to do so again with this challenge.

      • 2 years ago
    2. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 2 years ago

      We are aiming to award a winner by the first week of December 2019 or within 30 days of the contest close (if it were to be extended).

      • 2 years ago
  • malinikhan11
    malinikhan11
    • 2 years ago

    Prize eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents ...does that mean designers from other countries are not allowed to participate

    • 2 years ago
    1. KamWorks3D
      KamWorks3D
      • 2 years ago

      This is a formality that the funds for DOE contests comes from the American people in the form of an income tax. For that reason these funds are to be allocated to growth of American based companies. This does not restrict designers from teaming up with American companies in order to compete.

      • 2 years ago
  • HamzaJad
    HamzaJad
    • 2 years ago

    *Prize eligibility limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents* ? Is that a Joke?

    • 2 years ago
    1. KamWorks3D
      KamWorks3D
      • 2 years ago

      This is a formality that the funds for DOE contests comes from the American people in the form of an income tax. For that reason these funds are to be allocated to growth of American based companies.

      • 2 years ago

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