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Fluid Genius Challenge

Identify a recurring problem that plagues your industry and could be solved using a combination of fluid system components. Read Overview...
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Create the manufacturing infrastructure of the future

The world needs more Macgyvers like you. You have an extraordinary knack for solving problems and creating improvements.

We need your ingenuity to define a recurring problem in a critical gas or liquid process and develop a solution to that problem using fluid system components. Examples of fluid system components are items like valves, tubing, filters, regulators, fittings, etc. that work on tubing 2" or smaller in diameter.

The challenge is ideal for someone in engineering, operations, or maintenance. The industry could be aerospace, chemical/petrochemical, food processing, life sciences, oil and gas, power, semiconductor, ship building, alternative energy or any other industry with a critical gas or liquid application.

Do you have a recurring problem but no solution? We want to hear about that too!


What you can do to cause a breakthrough

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What are fluid systems? Fluid systems heat, cool, pressurize, purify, produce energy, or in some other way manage a liquid or gas using fluidic components such as (but not limited to) valves, tubing, filters, regulators and fittings.

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June 22, 2017, 9:32 a.m. PDT
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May 18, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT
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May 13, 2017, 10:22 a.m. PDT
Greetings Challenge Community! Let us start by saying thanks so much for being a part of this crowdsourcing project. We couldn’t do it without qualified and enthusiastic participants like yourselves. After reviewing preliminary entries, we would li ... Read More
May 7, 2017, 9:57 p.m. PDT
Do you have questions about the Fluid Genius Challenge? We're here to help. Head over to the challenge forum and ask away. We'll be monitoring the forum closely as we approach the submission deadline!
April 24, 2017, 3:59 p.m. PDT
Hi Everyone, Thanks so much to those who have been in communication with me over the past few days. We've heard your request for more time and we're thrilled to be able to offer you three more weeks to complete your submission. The new deadline is M ... Read More
April 23, 2017, 10 p.m. PDT
There's exactly 40 hours left to submit your solution to the Fluid Genius Challenge. You're so close. You can do this!   Remember, the final submission deadline is April 25th at 5pm EDT.  Ensure you begin your entry early, you can always save and r ... Read More
April 18, 2017, 7:55 a.m. PDT
Just a reminder you have seven days left to enter the Fluid Genius Challenge! Return to the challenge page to begin your entry -- you can always revise your entry and save a draft up to the submission deadline.   Be sure you also check out the para ... Read More
April 14, 2017, 10:14 a.m. PDT
You only have eleven days left to submit your to the Fluid Genius Challenge! If you haven't already, head over to the challenge page to begin your submission. You can revise your submission up until the final deadline. What fluid system components s ... Read More
March 20, 2017, 4:46 a.m. PDT
Have you thought about a forming a team to compete in this challenge? You should! Teams can be formed directly on the challenge page by connecting in the forum.   Some of the advantages of forming a team include: 1. Accountability Those deadline ... Read More
Feb. 26, 2017, 5:13 p.m. PST
Hello everyone!  The Fluid Genius Challenge is well underway, now, and it's fair to say most of your challenge-designated brain power is dedicated to solving it. Of course! That's exactly how it should be, which is why this update is here to remind ... Read More
Feb. 12, 2017, 4:42 p.m. PST
The Fluid Genius Challenge We know you've heard about the Fluid Genius Challenge, that's why you're here! The Fluid Genius Challenge is your opportunity to 1) identify a recurring fluid systems problem in your industry and 2) suggest a solution for ... Read More
Feb. 3, 2017, 3:19 p.m. PST
Happy Friday, innovator community!  Hope you're all looking forward to a great weekend. If you find yourself with some spare time, however, it may be the best time to start reviewing the submission form, if you haven't already.  In order to fully f ... Read More
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:05 a.m. PST
Dec. 22, 2016, 1:51 p.m. PST
We're glad you found your way to the Fluid Genius Challenge, and thanks for getting involved. If you haven't yet, you may want to take some time and get acquainted with the challenge. Here are few useful quick links:  If you'd like to start a con ... Read More
Dec. 16, 2016, midnight PST
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