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A Korean research institute is looking for a suitable partner that can test and evaluate their newly-developing heat-generating life jackets using silicon-based composite material

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ABSTRACT

A research institute in Korea is currently developing the heat-generating lifejackets under a project called “Heat-generating Lifejacket Using Silicon-based Composite Material”, funded through Civil-Military Technology Cooperation Program. They are looking for a research institute or company that has a decent amount of experience and state-of-the-art technologies for testing the lifejacket in an environment similar to real-life situation. Research cooperation agreement is sought.


FULL DESCRIPTION

To increase the survivability of the casualties from various marine accidents, several projects focusing on heat-generating lifejacket have been carried out in order to prevent people wearing it from having hypothermy. However, those pre-developed vests are still facing many fundamental issues including reliability of the heat-generating mechanism and material itself, which are slowing down its commercialization process. This 3-year-long project is to develop a smart lifejacket using silicon-based composite material generating 5W of continuous heat for several hours.
As a part of the project described above, the research institute is trying to find a partner that has a decent amount of experience and state-of-the-art technologies for testing the lifejacket in an environment similar to real-life situation. The related experience and technologies in the project are the following:
- Development of human-like dummy
- Sensing/analyzing critical biometric data (core temperature)
- Setting up a testing environment similar to real-life situation
- Test and evaluation for performance and reliability
- Certification process (Maritime Safety Committee - IMO)
Note that the development of the heating-generating lifejacket will be done by a Korean consortium and the institute is looking for possible candidates to be in charge of testing the lifejacket prototypes, evaluating the performance, and getting them certified by IMO

Deadline of EoI : March 31, 2019


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: - Development of Human-like Dummy
- Sensing/Analyzing Critical Biometric Data (Core temperature)
- Setting up Real-like Environment
- Test and Evaluation for Performance and Reliability
- Certification Process (Maritime Safety Committee - IMO)
- Specific area of activity of the partner: - Type of partner: Research Institute, Company
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Safety testing and evaluation of product prototype
(Human-like dummy development, biometric data analysis, lifejacket test and evaluation)
- Task to be performed : Comprehensive Test and Evaluation, Certification Process


Development Stage:

Project in negotiations - urgent - The project is from “Civil-Military Technology Cooperation Program” (funded by government ministries of South Korea) and will be started in August or September 2019.

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
SOUTH KOREA
Profile date
18/02/2019
Deadline
19/02/2020

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Materials \ TechUK Single Mapping, August 2014
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Composite materials / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Safety / Assessment of Environmental Risk and Impact / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Environment / Natural Disasters / PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT / Environment / Remote sensing technology
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
none...
MARKET KEYWORDS
OTHER ELECTRONICS RELATED / Other Electronics Related / Military electronics (excluding communications) / MEDICAL/HEALTH RELATED / Other Medical/Health Related / Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified) / OTHER / Manufacturing / Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)

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Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRKR20190213001