Novel Technologies for High-Temperature Ceramic-Ceramic and Metal-Ceramic Bonding

42 Submissions
$15,000 USD
Challenge under evaluation

Challenge overview


This Challenge is looking for novel and improved technologies for high-temperature ceramic-to-ceramic and ceramic-to-metal bonding that could be employed in a wide variety of industrial applications.

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.


In recent years, ceramics (especially silicon carbide) have become a material of choice for high-temperature joint formation. Their popularity is driven by the high strength of the resulting joints and their resistance to temperature, chemicals, and wear.

However, current techniques of ceramic joint formation suffer from several drawbacks. For example, some of the resulting joints may fail within months or even days in service. Besides, many of the joint-forming techniques require specialized equipment and special conditions such as inert atmospheres (or vacuum) and clean rooms, which prevent them from being used in field applications.

This Challenge is looking for novel and improved technologies for high-temperature ceramic-to-ceramic and ceramic-to-metal bonding that would overcome the limitation of existing technologies.

This is an Ideation Challenge, which has the following unique features:

  • There is a guaranteed award.  The award(s) will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker. The total payout will be $15,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being smaller than $2,500.
  • The Solvers are not required to transfer exclusive intellectual property rights to the Seeker.  Rather, by submitting a proposal, the Solver grants the Seeker a royalty-free, perpetual, and non-exclusive license to use any information included in this proposal, including for promotional purposes.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on July 17, 2023. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

After the Challenge deadline, the Seeker will complete the review process and make a decision with regard to the Winning Solution(s). All Solvers that submit a proposal will be notified of the status of their submissions; however, no detailed evaluation of individual submissions will be provided.

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