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Maltese entrepreneur is seeking manufacturers for an innovative prescription glasses frame design. The collaboration will be under a commercial agreement.


Profile Type
Business request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
18 June 2024 - 18 June 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement
Targeted Countries
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General information

Short Summary
The innovative product is a clip-on frame with demo lenses, that comes in various designs and this entrepreneur is interested in getting in touch with potential manufacturers who can produce slim metal frames with demo lenses. This startup will additionally require ancillary pockets made from recyclable material.
Full Description
The innovative product is a clip-on frame with demo lenses and is essentially a practical solution for wearers to avoid the expense of changing the lenses of each sunglass/safety glasses they own with prescription lenses. The product comes in various designs, like for instance, aviator, wayfarer, round, or hexagon; the frame also comes in different colours namely silver, gold, brown, black and rose gold amongst others. As an end-product, this innovative frame will be retailed through optical shops and relevant online shops, and will target persons who need prescription lenses/glasses but need to additionally wear sunglasses/safety glasses.

This entrepreneur is seeking eyewear frame manufacturers who can produce a slim metal frame with demo lenses. The actual product to be manufactured will be of:
- simple standard size (measurements to be provided) frame consisting of a flexible metal bridge;
- different colours such as metal, gold, black, brown, and rose gold;
- a thin wire to hold the demo plastic lenses in place;
- design in 5 different shapes as indicated above;
- no arms required
- also a small compact pocket, made from recyclable material with a strap to wear.

As an initial order, a quantity of 500 pieces will be required but this will be followed by larger quantities since the entrepreneur is already collaborating with sunglasses and safety glasses distributors /retailers worldwide.
Advantages and Innovations
- ideal for people who need prescription glasses to be worn underneath sunglasses or safety glasses
- one does not have to change every sunglasses lens to a prescription one (which tends to be expensive) as the frame can be attached to any sunglasses
- when changing lenses on branded sunglasses one loses the brand name which is at times inscribed on the lens
- sunglasses can be used anytime whether you are shortsighted or need reading glasses
- a light compact frame clipped on the glasses' nose bridge
- used on various sunglasses one owns
- safety glasses - a much cheaper option than changing lenses
- one can use it anywhere even underneath diving goggles.
- this product is available for reading glasses which are clipped on the nose, the design for this innovation needs to be in different designs, in different measurements, with demo lenses
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
IPR description
Manufacturing capacity of a simple and very light flexible metal frame and demo lenses (plastic)
- very light thin metal thread or thick fishing line to hold the lenses
- initially 3 different shapes such as aviator, wayfarer, and round
- different metal colours [example metal, gold, black, brown, rose gold]
- also a small compact pocket, made from recyclable material with a strap to wear

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Manufacturer of small metal components, preferably in the eyewear industry for an initial order of 500 pieces as a trial. The entrepreneur additionally requires complementary pockets for the frame, made from recyclable material. The entrepreneur is motivated to enter into a commercial collaboration with the right partner.
Type and Size of Partner
SME 11-49SME 50 - 249Big company
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Market keywords
07002002 - Clothing and shoe stores
Sector Groups Involved
Targeted countries