As part of the Nutrient Sensor Challenge, ACT is working with several partners and agencies to help address the environmental and ecological problems associated with nutrient pollution. A critical step in this process is facilitating the development and adoption of the next-generation in situ nutrient sensors and analyzers through the Nutrient Sensor Challenge. This ACT Request for Technologies is a crucial step to formally challenging the technology development and innovation communities to develop affordable, reliable, and accurate nutrient sensors while providing independent verification of instrument performance.
Applications for ACT Verification Testing are required from all interested parties, including those who have already registered and participated in initial phases of the Challenge. Accepted applicants will be publicly identified as participants in the Nutrient Sensor Challenge Verification Testing phase. Ownership of all intellectual property will remain with applicants/participants. ACT (and associated partners/collaborators) will keep confidential any proprietary information identified by applicants/participants. However, all instrument performance testing results generated for the Challenge Verification will be made available to the public in a series of individual ACT verification reports. The information in each report will also be used by an independent Judging Panel assembled by the Challenging Nutrients Coalition to recognize accomplishments and select winners of the Nutrient Sensor Challenge.

Full Request for Technologies - CLOSED
Application Form - CLOSED
Applications due December 18, 2015

For additional deadlines, dates or information see RFT or contact Drs. Mario Tamburri,, Tom Johengen, Beth Stauffer