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French company is looking for a commercial agreement with technical asistance for its innovative robotic solution for collecting marine waste.

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20201014001
Published
29/10/2020
Last update
09/11/2020
Expiration date
10/11/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Land and Sea Disposal
Robotics
Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
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Summary

Summary: 
The French SME based in the south of France has developed a small robot that collects floating waste and oil spills. This bot is an efficient and flexible solution to fight against water contamination of more or less widespread and sheltered areas: ports, marinas, lakes, canals, but also leisure centers, hotel residences, and industrial facilities. The company sells worldwide but is looking for further commercial agreement with technical assistance in EU countries.

Description

Description: 

Located near Marseille, in the south of France, the French company, created in September 2016, develops and delivers Artificial Intelligence & Robotic innovations. Their main project is dedicated to the marine ecology with a set of hardware and software solutions (marine vehicles, onboard intelligence systems). The project’s first solution is completely modular composed of small robots capable of collecting floating waste and oil on the water surface.
The main function of this robot is to collect waste, but it is also a technological and environmental showcase to promote your city as an attractive and environmentally committed city. Moreover, it can be used to inspect infrastructures, to guide pleasure sailor/boater to their spot, or to carry objects for the port users.
The first remote-controlled version is available since 2018 in France and now at an international level. . Marseille, several cities of the French Riviera, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan and Norway are already using this product. It has been successful in cleaning several accidental oil pollutions, it is also regularly used on different industrial sites.
Although the company has its production line located in the southern France and has already sold about 30 robots, their R&D department is still working further on developments and improvements on the robot.
The French company is now looking for further commercial agreement with technical asistance in EU countries especially in Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, UK, Sweden, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Advantages: -Inexpensive: consumables at a reduced price. -Safe and secure: effortless work, reduces the risk of accidents. -Water analysis: pH, turbidity, oxygen level. -Bathymetry -Simple and fun: intuitive user interface and easy maintenance. -Efficiency: high cleaning performance (1000 m2/h / 11000 ft2/h at 1kn) -Electric, green and silent: clean technology at the service of the environment. Innovations: -Innovative collection system (patented): macro/micro floating waste and hydrocarbons collection, easy to extract. -Lightweight (18 kg / 40 lbs): easy handling and launching by one person. -Compact (0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 m / 2.3 x 2.3 x 1.6 ft): easy access to hard-to-reach areas (between boats, against platforms, …), easy to transport and store.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner sought would integrate the company’s offer in its value proposition to the port/marina/lake/canal cleaning by providing both of the distribution service and the operational support of the robot. The technological partner is a registered and identified provider to the mentioned organisations.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250