Partnering opportunity

Multivariate analysis with Fourier Transform Near Infra Red analysis for process modelling and process engineering: new tool for technical cooperation in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology and chemistry

Summary

A German R&D company is specialized in analysis tools enhancing process design and engineering capabilities for process improvements and optimization including model based predictive process controls. The company is now looking for companies from the specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology and chemistry sector to apply these tools and transfer the know-how under technical cooperation, research cooperation and services agreements.

Partner sought

The R&D focussed company is looking for companies from the specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology, biochemicals and chemicals processes sector for research and/or technical cooperation agreements. Sought partners will work in joint development or research projects. Joint development work or research project participation can mean finding or developing new technology solutions, and technology transfer at commercial scale. Furthermore, the German company is searching for SMEs as supply chains to large manufacturing industries for services agreements to complement their technical services for projects at local or international level.

Description

The German R&D company is specialized in multivariate analysis and modelling, FTNIR (Fourier Transform Near Infra Red Analysis) with applications in PAT (Process Analytical Technologies), process modelling, process engineering and design. These process tools enhance process design and engineering capabilities for process improvements and optimization including model based predictive process controls. The company’s process experiences were gained through project participation and consulting in wide industry applications as specialty chemicals, polymers and petrochemicals. The knowledge and competencies are widely used for process improvements and process optimization studies. A mature solution at commercial level already exists for petrochemicals and refineries applications. The company now intends to apply the tools and transfer the experiences in new industry applications. Thus new solutions at commercial level for specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology, biochemicals and chemicals processes are going to be developed. A partner at industry level is sought for a joint development project under a technical cooperation or research cooperation agreement. Through further technical co-operation and research the know-how will be transferred to new industry applications such as in pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology, biochemicals and chemical process technologies. This creates innovation with new industry solutions. Furthermore, the company is looking for services agreements with SMEs to complement their technical services for projects.

Advantages and innovations

Generic process models as through Partial Differential Equations are mathematical approximations of the process behaviour. Multivariate analysis and multivariate models provide more robust modelling capability of process behaviour as data is captured from running plants, pilot plants or lab and hence it reflects true operating behaviour of the plant such as due to variabilities in thermodynamics, equipment capacities as reactors and separators, reaction and kinetics, mass and heat transfer. Online sensors and FTNIR analysis provide a window of opportunity to understand true process behaviour and hence can provide scope for process improvements and optimization such as improving yields, enhanced reactivity but more consistent with quality. Improvements on yields and quality, while at the same time reducing energy consumption, offers competitive cost advantages to manufacturers. In few cases online sensors can become prohibitively expensive due to high maintenance and operating costs involved, or harsh and corrosive nature of the process involved. Soft sensors can be a cost competitive alternative option. Such soft sensors can be utilized for multiple purposes as predictive models, online process analyzers, and can be interfaced to a model based predictive controller.

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Secret Know-how,Other


Register your interest

How it works

  • Tell us about yourself
  • We’ll discuss with you
  • We put the right partners in touch

EEN help you find the right partner, rather than you going it alone.

Our role is to review and collate the most suitable submissions, and then send them to the client who posted the opportunity. We consult with you, and the client, to make the process professional and easy.

These are live opportunities. Your registration of interest on the site is just like a professional approach to a business at a networking event. To stand the best chance of success, make your submission really sing. Sell why the client who posted the opportunity should work with you. Excite them. Ask questions. Try and avoid copy and pasting words from elsewhere.

Once the client has chosen their partner, we'll introduce them over email and keep in touch with both parties to see how it's going. Sometimes things progress quickly. Sometimes because of changing priorities for either party, things progress slowly, but you never know - your next big business break could start right here.

?What value does EEN add?
This is your pitch: remember to include your unique selling points (USP) and why someone would want to do business with you
Tell us why you are a good fit for this opportunity, and why you think you're the right people for this partnership
If there's anything additional, or commercially sensitive you'd like to know about this opportunity, please let us know

When you entered your email address above, we emailed you a code to verify you're human and have access to that account.

?What's this?

What next?

To finish up, we just need some extra details about you and your company