SENSING SOLUTIONS FOR
SMART RUBBER BELTS
SENSORS for AUTOMOTIVE AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Continental is looking for a sensoric solution in the area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) / micro systems with the capability of integrated wireless data transmission that also doesn’t require a tethered power supply (passive sensing / energy harvesting).
Due to digitalization and therefore upcoming demand for sensorics in traditional products, Continental is striving for new technologies. Since their customers are also becoming more and more interested in topics like condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, Continental
needs a direct channel to these new technologies.
Continental is looking for different ways of monitoring typical properties like temperature and strain of their belts. In this area, there are challenges like the high rotational speed of belt drives and a limited space for any sensor integration. Because of the usage of their products, oftentimes a tethered connection to sensorics isn't possibility. The required sensing technology could be integrated in various applications from the automotive, agricultural or industrial area.
You will be able to develop your technology to a mature state with an actual use case.
You will have a chance to develop strong cooperative ties to Continental.
Your team will be mentioned in Continental's communication measures (e.g. Social Media Content, Website-Stories, Internal news, Press releases).
You can grow your international network within Continental and it's industry partners.
You can build your reputation through the strong brand that is Continental.
Your idea should focus on sensors including the following solutions:
Flat profile of sensors with very small dimensions (Most critically the height)
Vulcanization profile (approx. 180°C for 30 mins)
Mandatory: Temperature (-40°C - 125°C) and/or strain (0-2%)
Additional: Vibration, Non-atmospheric pressure, capacitance
You are a university research group, research center, individual inventor or startup.
You have developed an innovative technology that could be tested (Proof of Concept / Minimum Valuable Product is minimum requirement) in one of our applications to address the described challenge.
15th June -31st July
By 10th August
End of August
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 193,000 people in 58 countries and markets.