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

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: $7000
  • Entries Received: 2

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

  • KamWorks3D
    KamWorks3D
    • 1 month 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.

    • 1 month ago
    1. TBXZ
      TBXZ
      • 2 weeks ago

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

      • 2 weeks ago
    2. Jnpwiggins
      Jnpwiggins
      • 2 weeks 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 weeks ago
  • DOEuser1
    Contest Holder
    • 3 weeks ago

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

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Syhla
    Syhla
    • 1 month ago

    this contest only for U.S citizens??

    • 1 month ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
  • aminansar
    aminansar
    • 1 month ago

    Make it guaranteed please. #guaranteed

    • 1 month ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
  • TheGuyver2040
    TheGuyver2040
    • 1 month 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).

    • 1 month ago
    1. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
    2. DOEuser1
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month 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).

      • 1 month ago
  • malinikhan11
    malinikhan11
    • 1 month ago

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

    • 1 month ago
    1. KamWorks3D
      KamWorks3D
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago
  • HamzaJad
    HamzaJad
    • 1 month ago

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

    • 1 month ago
    1. KamWorks3D
      KamWorks3D
      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month ago

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