At Freudenberg, a family-owned business offering its customers technologically innovative product solutions and services, we are always open to new product and business ideas. However, through November 17th, 2014, we have a specific interest in the area of smart surface technology for medical devices (preferably silicone based).
Examples of relevant silicone based medical devices include catheters (venous, bladder, etc.), drainages, gastric bands, voice prostheses, etc.
Smart surface properties may include: improved friction, adhesion or wettability, cleanability, self cleaning, anti-microbial action, bacterial infections, drug eluting, biocompatibility, injuries, solderability, lifetime, wear, corrosion, chemical resistance, hardness, electrical conductivity, etc.
Existing technologies used to achieve such enhanced properties include micro-/nano-structuring, wet-chemical coating, vapor depositioning, plasma processes, etc.
A decision on direct cash prizes of 1000 Euro for the best ideas will be made by December 15th 2014.
Of course, our Starprize is still on: Depending on the maturity of your business idea, we will work on its realization for example by establishing the serial production and market introduction together with you. It is understood that in this case, additional agreements will be necessary.
We have a strong track record of working with external innovators and suppliers in our over 160-year history as a company. For further details, please contact us.