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Our needs and challenges

06:10:45 (23 Aug 2017)

Groupe SEB has geared its innovation strategy towards 5 key areas that are in line with changing social trends and current streams of research. These key areas are as follows:  
  • connected universe: communicating devices, human/machine interface, smart systems, 100 % digital solutions, etc.

  • energy and portability: energy savings, innovative batteries (capacity, reliability, miniaturisation, improved charge/discharge cycle management), etc.

  • ageing of population: product ergonomics, specific needs, etc.

  • preservation of beauty, health and well-being: nutrition, health monitoring, body care, etc.

  • environmental responsibility and sustainable development: reduction of energy consumption, acoustic performance (vacuum cleaners, food processers, etc.), recyclability, new materials, etc.

If you have a tangible idea or technology, an innovation or an invention related to one of these fields, do not hesitate to submit it to us. We are interested in anything relating to cookware products or small electrical home appliances, except for manufacturing methods and packaging.

Above those general areas, we especially invite you  to read through the challenges below which reflect the specific needs identified by our innovation teams.

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Global method to measure the corrosion resistance of aluminum non-stick cookware.
Submit an idea before : 1 month 3 weeks
 

Global method to measure the corrosion resistance of aluminum non-stick cookware.

Date of expiration : 19 October 2017 - status : Open

We currently evaluate the corrosion resistance of our products by a visual counting of the number of corrosion pits after 20h at 85°C in a chloride solution (current internal reference test). This...

81
More crust when using silicone bakeware
Submit an idea before : 2 weeks 1 day
 

More crust when using silicone bakeware

Date of expiration : 07 September 2017 - status : Open

With the actual silicone bakeware, it’s not possible to obtain a nice coloration and a crusty result in the same cooking time as aluminum bakeware. However, silicone bakeware is really practical and...

Tags:
Materials, food preparation, crust, foodstuff, silicone
80
Easy-to-clean scratch resistant surface
Submit an idea before : 2 weeks 1 day
 

Easy-to-clean scratch resistant surface

Date of expiration : 07 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking a coating on stainless steel with the following capabilities :- Scratch-resistant to Scotch-Brite™ pad : no visible scratch- Stain resistant when used at temperature up to 250°C-...

Tags:
Material, scratch-resistant, metallic, ceramic, coating
79
Anti-finger print Stainless steel surface
Submit an idea before : 1 month 5 days
 

Anti-finger print Stainless steel surface

Date of expiration : 27 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking a surface treatment to prevent any finger prints on flat sheet of Stainless Steel (Austenitic and Ferritic). This treatment should be scratch resistant and should have a good thermal...

Tags:
Anti-finger print, Stainless steel, Surfacing
78
Red dye with good thermal resistance for coloring anodized aluminum
Submit an idea before : 2 weeks 1 day
 

Red dye with good thermal resistance for coloring anodized aluminum

Date of expiration : 07 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking a red dye for anodized aluminum, with metallic look.RAL color chart: 3001to 3003, 3013, 3016, 3018to 3020, 3024 to 3031.The colored surface should have a good thermal resistance: at...

Tags:
red dye, coloring, anodized aluminum
64
Household equipment innovation : refrigeration solution
Submit an idea before : 1 month 5 days
 

Small load positive refrigeration solution

Date of expiration : 27 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking a solution to cool down and maintain chilled a load of 1 to 2 kg maximum (2 to 4 pounds).The target temperature of 4 to 6° C (39 to 43° Fahrenheit) should be achieved within 1 to 2...

Tags:
Cooling, chilling, refrigeration.
63
SEB crowdsourcing : testing method for hair clippers
Submit an idea before : 1 month 5 days
 

Testing method for hair trimmers and clippers

Date of expiration : 27 September 2017 - status : Open

We are looking for a method to test the cutting quality and the wear resistance of blades for our hair trimmers/clippers.The testing methods we have been using have limits and provides insufficient...

Tags:
Hair, trimmer, clipper, blade, fiber, cutting
14
Electrical appliances : innovation with Groupe SEB
Submit an idea before : 1 month 5 days
 

Low voltage electro-chromic display component

Date of expiration : 27 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking a component that can display voltage levels using color indicators.This device will be connected to thermo electric subsystems that will feed it with less than 1 Milliwatts of power....

Tags:
Electro-chromic, display
5
Oil spraying system - Open innovation with SEB
Submit an idea before : 1 month 5 days
 

Oil spraying system

Date of expiration : 27 September 2017 - status : Open

We are seeking an electric spray solution that can disperse low viscosity oil-based micro droplets. Average dispersion: 1 g or 1 ml per minute Droplet size: <100 microns Systems used for water are...

Tags:
Spray, oil.