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Novel Approaches to Instant Lifting Sagging Skin
  • Award: $30000 USD
  • Challenge type: Reduction to Practice (RTP)
  • Deadline: 3rd Jan 2023

Challenge overview

ABSTRACT

As people age, their skin becomes looser. This sagging skin on the face and neck bothers consumers of different age groups, and they’re looking for ways to lift it. Unfortunately, traditional skincare products and technologies are ill-suited for this purpose, and this calls for the development of fast and simple (“do-it-yourself”) methods of lifting sagging skin. The purpose of this Challenge is to identify novel ways to provide immediate and dramatic skin transformation results addressing the issue of sagging skin.

This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge (RTP) that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and sample delivery.

 

OVERVIEW

As people age, the body’s collagen production slows down, and the skin becomes looser. The sagging skin, especially on the face and neck, bothers consumers of different age groups, and they’re looking for ways to lift it. Unfortunately, traditional skincare products and technologies are ill-suited for this purpose because they’re ineffective, slow, or invasive. This calls for the development of fast and simple (“do-it-yourself”) methods of lifting sagging skin.

The purpose of this Challenge is to identify novel ways to provide dramatic and immediate skin transformation results addressing the issue of sagging skin. The ideal solution will provide an instant and long-lasting (i.e., lasting for 8-10 hours) effect. Besides, the solution should be maximally comfortable to customers and in no way interfere with their daily routines.

The submission to the Challenge should include the following:

  1. The detailed description of the proposed Solution addressing specific Technical Requirements presented in the Detailed Description of the Challenge. This description should be accompanied by a well-articulated rationale supported by literature/patent precedents.
  2. Experimental proof-of-concept data obtained as outlined in the Detailed Description of the Challenge (and/or delivery of a material sample if requested by the Seeker).  

The Challenge award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker.

To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution.  Please see the Challenge Specific Agreement (CSA) for full details.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on January 3, 2023. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

 

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