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Solve pressing science, technological, and policy problems and make innovation happen. Apply your expertise, stretch your creative boundaries, and win cash awards ranging from $5,000 to $1 million — all the while helping advance human progress and making the world a better place...

Solve pressing science, technological, and policy problems and make innovation happen. Apply your expertise, stretch your creative boundaries, and win cash awards ranging from $5,000 to $1 million — all the while helping advance human progress and making the world a better place...

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Enhancing Bio-Efficacy of Low Water-Soluble Active Ingredient (AI) for Seed Treatments

Challenge Reward: $20,000 USD Challenge Type: Theoretical-IP Transfer

Seed treatment is an effective means to deliver bioactive molecules directly to the surface of a seed, prior to planting and germination.  The Seeker is looking to increase the bioavailability of a poorly water-soluble active ingredient (AI) for seed treatment use.  In a generalized sense, the solution requires that a poorly water-soluble compound be deposited on the surface of a seed, with a strategy for improving the bioavailability, for example, by enhancing the solubility of the AI or the mobility of the AI in the soil.  The solution can be formulation or process oriented, and must not impact the ability of the seed to germinate or grow.

Ideally, the methods, materials and equipments for application must be industry standard, commercially available, safe for humans and the environment, and deliver reproducible results.

This Challenge requires only a written proposal.

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DEADLINE: May 20 2014 Project Rooms 331 Feb 21 2014

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