Datwyler launches innovation campaign for ‘electrically conductive rubber’
Swiss group initiative to collect feedback on potential applications for innovative materials
Altdorf, Switzerland – Datwyler Holding has launched an open innovation campaign to collect input from individuals outside the group on its latest electrically conductive elastomer materials.
In an announcement 6 March, the Swiss group said it had developed an elastomer with the ability to conduct electricity – an uncommon property for the material which is typically non-conductive.
Datwyler said the innovation campaign aimed to gather “diverse perspectives on potential applications for this newly developed material portfolio.”
“This initiative aims to gain a deeper understanding and outside view of the material's capabilities and possible use cases,” it added.
According to the group, every individual outside of Datwyler is invited to join and contribute with ideas.
A separate internal campaign has been launched for Datwyler employees for the same purpose.
The programme will be open until 5 April, according to the Datwyler press release.
Once the submission process is completed, all ideas will be rated according to pre-defined criteria and a jury will evaluate the best ideas, the group explained.
"The top 10 ideas will then be chosen and recognised for their excellence," said Datwyler, which has put up a €5,000 prize fund for the scheme.