Batas waktu: early bird 15 Juni 2013, Closing date 15 Juli 2013
Terbuka untuk: segala inovasi dalam bidang teknologi material, untuk detilnya silakan baca pada bagian informasi lengkap.
Award: dua hari undangan ke NASA USA. mempresentasikan inovasi pada 40 leader dari berbagai bidang. tidak ada hadiah berupa uang.
Catatan: Lomba yang menarik untuk mempresentasikan inovasi terbaik anda.
Founding partners NASA, NIKE, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State formed LAUNCH in an effort to bring collective genius,
unprecedented networks, and new resources to overcome some of humanity’s toughest
With this LAUNCH System Challenge 2013, LAUNCH seeks innovations that will
transform the system of fabrics to one that advances equitable global economic growth,
drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet’s resources.
We are interested in innovations with potential to scale in 2 years, as well as gamechanging early stage technologies and prototypes. Innovations can be business models,
financial instruments, technologies and programs that accelerate research, education
and capacity building.
Specifically, LAUNCH 2013 seeks innovations in:
• The materials of which fabrics are made with a focus on positive social and
1 Multi-purpose synthetic and bio-synthetic materials.
2 Smart and/or self-healing materials.
3 Technical fabrics with novel or surprising attributes.
4 Fabrics that efficiently and effectively enable recycling.
5 Applications that eliminate toxins in fabrics.
6 Low or positive environmental impact “feedstocks”.
7 Models that accelerate the development of low or positive
environmental impact fabrics.
8 Data generation and capture technologies and mechanisms that enable
traceability across a product or fabric’s lifecycle.
9 Decision support and educational tools that guide positive impact design
and inform better choices of chemistries and materials.
10 Open technology platforms to enable sharing, collaboration, contribution
and unlimited accessibility to data that improves the analysis of
sustainability impacts and stimulates an open data ecosystem.
o The “making” or manufacturing of fabrics utilizing low or positive environmental
impact approaches, with a bias toward inclusive business models that positively
develop human capital, respectrights and deliver shared value.
1 Solutions that increase energy, water, and raw material efficiency in the
2 Manufacturing processes and technologies that enable maximum
conversion of materials and minimum consumption of natural resources.
3 Solutions that put workers at the heart of the innovation process.
4 Zero waste or closed loop systems that eliminate waste and create
equitable, empowered workforces.
5 Scalable innovative business models that are sustainable and equitable.
6 Manufacturing processes that reuse waste.
7 Programs that support local Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise
inclusion across the system of fabrics.
8 Information and data exchanges that build entrepreneurial capacity &
worker inclusion, enabling greater participation in value chains.
9 Data generation and capture technologies and mechanisms to increase
transparency across the value chain.
Please note that innovation submissions need only match one of the points of interest
described above, although submissions that match multiple points are also welcome.
For more information on this challenge, please visit