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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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Have you checked out both our Fluid System Challenges?

Feb. 12, 2017, 4:42 p.m. PST by Kyla Jeffrey

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 that problem using fluid system componenets.


The Nagging Fluid System Challenge

Have you identified a recurring fluid systems problem in your industry and do not have a solution? We want to hear about that too! You can enter just the problem in the Nagging Fluid System Challenge. No solution needed. You can even enter the problem you submitted to the Fluid Genius Challenge into the Nagging Fluid System Challenge AND you can enter multiple times!

So if you haven't already, head on over and sign up for the Nagging Fluid Systems Challenge!

Have You Reviewed the Submission Form Yet?

Feb. 3, 2017, 3:19 p.m. PST by Kyla Jeffrey

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 formulate your submission, it's critical to thoroughly understand the individual questions being asked on the form. After all, misunderstanding or neglecting certain parts of the form could potentially disqualify your solution. That's no good for anyone! 


Thanks for your early interest in the Fluid Genius Challenge!

Dec. 22, 2016, 1:51 p.m. PST by Maureen Murtha

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 conversation with the challenge community, head over to our Forum.
  • As questions about the challenge come up, be sure to check the FAQ section for quick answers. 

Keep in mind you're getting a "sneak preview" of the challenge, as we are still in the pre-registration phase and not yet open for entry. Stay tuned our official launch announcement, when we open the challenge up for your solutions!