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A Czech producer of secure bicycle stands with built-in charger for electric bikes is looking for partners focusing on smart cities solutions to conlude commercial agency agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
CZECHIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOCZ20200424001
Published
24/04/2020
Last update
15/10/2021
Expiration date
25/04/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Smart Appliances
Applications for Transport and Logistics
Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
System and transportation
Sports and Leisure
Storage and transportation
Other leisure and recreational products and services
Furnishing and Furniture
Motor vehicles, transportation equipment and parts
Facility management companies
Manufacture of bicycles and invalid carriages
Distribution of electricity
Agents involved in the sale of furniture, household goods, hardware and ironmongery
Operation of sports facilities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Czech manufacturer of bicycle stands offers its smart stand with built-in charger for electric bicycles. The bicycle stand is fully autonomous and user can unlock it with a contactless card. Security is ensured by an armoured chain and cannot be overcome with lever pliers. The stand is connected to internet and equipped with solar-charger. The SME is looking for commercial agency agreements with companies involved in smart cities projects and/or municipal trasnportation projects.

Description

Description: 

There are some 20 million bicycles sold in the European Union annually. But parking a bike securely is a problem as the statistics shows, that 72 % of bicycles are stolen from public places and only 0,5% of stolen value is returned back to affected persons.

To reduce such terrible crime-rate and to bring a new product suitable for current smart cities´ expansion, the Czech SME offers its smart bicycle stand with built-in charger for electric bicycles.

The bicycle stand is fully autonomous and user unlocks it with a contactless card. Safety is ensured by an armoured chain and cannot be overcome with lever pliers. The stand is managed over the internet and it is equipped with a solar-charger, to maintain stand´s operation, not bicycles´s charging. The SME is interested in partnership with companies involved in smart cities projects, municipal transportation projects, and local transportation projects (schools, real estate developers, companies).

The company is also preparing a modification of this bike-stand for development projects (like a parking rack for up to 8 electro-bicycles requiring one parking stall and including a possibility of local bikesharing for tenants).

The company is seeking to expand to EU markets and therefore, it is looking for a local companies that are involved in municipal transportation projects, in smart cities projects and/local transportation projects (companies, schools and real estate developers). The company would like to enter in a longterm relationship within commercial agency agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- strong security: the bicycle stand is equipped with armoured chain, which is not possible to overcome it with lever pliers - the bicycle stand if fully autonomous - the bicycle stand is equipped with its own solar charging - the bicycle stand is controllable over the internet - contains NFC reader (Near Field Communication) supporting all standard contactless cards

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Field tested/evaluated

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is seeking to expand to new markets within most important EU markets and is therefore looking for a local companies that are involved in municipal transportation projects, in smart cities projects and/local transportation projects (companies, schools and real estate developers). The company would like to enter in a longterm relationship within commercial agency agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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