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TRUK20190819001

UK company is seeking manufacturing partners in Europe for the development of a series of innovative and proprietary cycle covers, in collaboration with award-winning product designers from the UK

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ABSTRACT

UK SME seeks manufacturing partners in Europe and other continents, for itsí series of innovative and proprietary cycle covers, in collaboration with award-winning product designers from the UK. These cycle covers differentiate from existing cycle covers in offering a unique, rapid and easy user experience for the range of cyclist use scenarios.
Looking to collaborate with potentially interested manufacturing partners with experience in prototype work.


FULL DESCRIPTION

As a UK based SME, the company has developed a novel bicycle cover with many unique features and user benefits. The cover can be opened and deployed over the bicycle extremely quickly and can be removed and folded quickly to be stored compactly, before using again.

The product has been designed to be manufactured in biofibre or recycled fabric materials in order to minimise any negative environmental impact, consistent with the positive advantages of cycling as a low carbon and sustainable mode of transport.

The primary differentiator of the cycle cover range is to support user friendliness, as well as being rapid to deploy and remove, along with being compact for storage. In order to support the environmental and reduced carbon emission advantages of cycling in terms of a sustainable transport mode, another unique feature will be that they will be manufactured from sustainable or recycled materials. As such, the covers support a variety of use cases to further support increased cycling and reduce barriers to cycling.

The UK company is looking to enter into a manufacturing contract with a European manufacturer already proven in the textile product manufacture, ideally with experience of manufacturing products with biofibre and / or recycled fabrics. This is a relatively low volume product for such an industry and quality of manufacture will be very important.


Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: Those with experience in prototype work
Manufacturers of large textile products such as tents and sports bags
- Specific area of activity of the partner: Partner sought: industry
Partner sought should be a manufacturer with experience in prototype work
Manufacturers of large textile products such as tents and sports bags


Development Stage:

Prototype available for demonstration - Prototypes and manufacturing samples completed in China for one of products, with design rights and patent applications completed. Re-evaluating materials for optimisation, particularly sustainable or recycled materials with new manufacturer partner, ahead of new prototypes and production samples. Working full size model produced for a second product. Prototypes and manufacturing samples to be finalised.


IPR:

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
UNITED KINGDOM
Profile date
30/07/2020
Deadline
14/11/2020

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Manufacturing agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Textiles, Leather & Footwear
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Lightweight materials
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel
MARKET KEYWORDS
OTHER / Manufacturing / Textiles (synthetic and natural)

FIND OUT MORE

Contact Enterprise Europe Network Scotland by email at info@enterprise-europe-scotland.com, quoting reference number TRUK20190819001