Praxair will award $30,000 in a cash prize to three finalists of its helium innovation contest


Praxair, Inc. today announces the launch of a helium open innovation contest.

“Praxair research and development continuously develops new uses for industrial gases that improve the efficiency and environmental performance of our customers’ processes and products,” said Todd Skare, Chief Technology Officer of Praxair. “With the high rate of technological advancements around the world, an innovation contest enables Praxair to collaborate with creative people from diverse backgrounds that can lead to exciting new solutions.”

Helium is the smallest element and is used in a wide range of applications today, from MRIs and semiconductor manufacturing to welding and deep sea diving. The contest encourages entrants to apply helium’s long list of unique characteristics that include inertness, low boiling temperature, high thermal conductivity, and many others, to identify novel opportunities to increase its use.

Small element, big money

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