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An Italian company is searching for international companies to complete the production of sensors for nautical sector

Summary

Profile Type
Technology request
POD Reference
TRIT20230717022
Term of Validity
18 July 2023 - 17 July 2024
Company's Country
Italy
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
An Italian company with decades of experience in the automation field, with aptitude for the development of prototypes and innovative projects, is searching for manufacturing and research cooperation agreements. This company is looking for collaborations with international companies producing ultrasonic ceramic capsules (sonar) or investors to develop and collaborate together to complete the development and production of their own patented product for nautical field.
Full Description
An Italian company founded and managed in 2012 mainly deals with the design and development of customized electronics, in any industrial sector, nautical, agricultural and railway sectors, with the exception of the medical one.
The peculiarity of this company lies in the owner's ability to know/recognize solutions and applications in the electronic, mechanical and electrical fields, and in the wide network of collaborators tested over time, possessing different skills.
This company is able to manage projects, from the smallest to the most complex, from the conception to the final implementation, intervening in the management of the necessary figures and proposing innovative solutions, wherever necessary.
The owner is the inventor of 6 recent patents in the nautical field.
Among the products made by the company are included products concerning the recent introduction of foils in boats. This company produces the flight control unit capable of dynamically managing the trim of the vessel during flight, including take-off and landing. The unit was created for motor boats but can also be applied to sailing boats.
Another product relates to control units for low voltage lighting systems (typically 12-24-48Vdc) capable of interacting with wireless command buttons, powered by piezoelectric capsules. The application has been designed for the nautical sector and allows the command of the on-board lighting from any point and also via the NMEA protocol.
Previously, the owner contributed several patented technical solutions but fully transferred them to the customer.
The success of this company lies mainly in the development of new products, from the initial phase of conception to the creation and testing of the first prototype.
In the past, the owner of this company has worked internationally in various sectors, with another company specialized in automation software. In collaboration with technological partners specialized in large plants and large machinery, he has dealt with automation in various sectors, such as oil, food, road, pharmaceutical, railway and chemical. The solutions developed have been used in North America, North Africa, South America and Europe.
For the implementation of the submerged or semi-submerged obstacles detection system, this company is looking for these types of companies and collaborations:
1) Companies that produce ultrasonic ceramic capsules (Sonar)
2) Companies that deal with Acoustic discrimination
In particular, these two types of companies would contribute to complete the development of the product to be put on the market.
Manufacturing agreements are offered to these types of companies.
This Italian company is also looking for potential researchers and investors to develop the product, in particular the electronic and IT part, and create a prototype to industrialize. These investors must be interested in acquiring the exclusivity only for the products commercialization and not for the patent. Research cooperation and financial agreements would be established with this type of company.
Advantages and Innovations
The main innovative product concerns the recognition of submerged or semi-submerged obstacles present in the route line. The sensor (patented at European level) developed and its relative control electronics allow the detection of dangerous obstacles to navigation, providing precise indications if there are obstacles along the path followed, thus generating the possibility of continuing navigation or modifying it autonomously to avoid collisions. The system is applicable to both existing and under construction vessels.
The patented system consists of one or more sensors with sonar technology, each of which is composed of a matched emitter and receiver, a processing unit which contains the code for interpreting the signals received and which determines the presence of obstacles along the longitudinal axis of the single sensor, a possible interface operator for displaying the calculated obstacle map and for setting the system, and an actuation unit which generates the control signals for the systems government or for generating alerts. The next versions will implement the operator interface, the generation of the maps obstacles, automatic change of vessel's course/speed, signaling automatic to a cloud database of obstacles detected, obstacle recognition and the detection of the dimensions of the obstacles detected.
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Not relevant

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
This Italian company, expert in the automation field with particular aptitude for the development of prototypes and innovative projects, is searching for commercial and financial agreements with technical assistance with international companies to complete the development and production of their own patented product for nautical field.
This company operates in all industrial sectors and in recent years has mainly distinguished itself in the nautical, agricultural and railway sectors.
For the realization of the submerged or semi-submerged obstacles detection system, this company is looking for these types of companies and collaborations:
1) Companies that produce ultrasonic ceramic capsules (Sonar)
2) Companies that deal with Acoustic discrimination
In particular, these two types of companies would contribute to the completion of the development of the product to be put on the market.
Commercial agreements with technical assistance are offered to these types of companies.
This Italian company is also looking for potential researchers and investors to develop products, in particular the electronic and IT parts, and create a prototype to industrialize. These investors must be interested in acquiring the exclusivity only for the products commercialization and not for the patent. Research cooperation and financial agreements would be established with this type of company.
It should be noted that the economic part of any exclusive business agreement will be discussed during the negotiation.
Type and Size of Partner
Big companySME 11-49SME 50 - 249SME <=10
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

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IPR description
This Italian company, expert in the automation field with particular aptitude for the development of prototypes and innovative projects, is searching for commercial and financial agreements with technical assistance with international companies to complete the development and production of their own patented product for nautical field.
This company operates in all industrial sectors and in recent years has mainly distinguished itself in the nautical, agricultural and railway sectors.
For the realization of the submerged or semi-submerged obstacles detection system, this company is looking for these types of companies and collaborations:
1) Companies that produce ultrasonic ceramic capsules (Sonar)
2) Companies that deal with Acoustic discrimination
In particular, these two types of companies would contribute to the completion of the development of the product to be put on the market.
Commercial agreements with technical assistance are offered to these types of companies.
This Italian company is also looking for potential researchers and investors to develop products, in particular the electronic and IT parts, and create a prototype to industrialize. These investors must be interested in acquiring the exclusivity only for the products commercialization and not for the patent. Research cooperation and financial agreements would be established with this type of company.
It should be noted that the economic part of any exclusive business agreement will be discussed during the negotiation.

Dissemination

Technology keywords
02009009 - Sensors for cars and transport02009008 - Navigation and embedded systems
Market keywords
09001007 - Other transportation09001005 - Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts009 - Other
Targeted countries
All countries