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Italian start-up is looking for distributors for their innovative powered module for wheelchairs.

Country of origin:
Country: 
ITALY
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOIT20191126001
Published
26/11/2019
Last update
27/11/2019
Expiration date
27/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Medical instruments
Handicap aids
Patient rehabilitation & training
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Summary

Summary: 
The Italian company specialized in design and realization of aids for disable people has developed and patented an innovative coupling system that allows to fix an electric propeller on a manual wheelchair. The company is seeking partners in order to conclude a distribution services or commercial agency agreement.

Description

Description: 

Since 2014, the Italian start-up works in biomedical engineering sector, developing several aids for disable people. The business is already international and is based on the market of wheelchair.
They design and realize all the aids present in their catalogue and can boast several patents.
Among these, the company has patented a new system that allows fixing of an electric module on a generic manual wheelchair. In a nutshell, this solution allows the transformation of a manual wheelchair into an powered one, easily drivable due to the presence of a special handlebar.
The locking system is patented , ensuring minimum lateral bulk. Unlike competing products, the coupling system is fixed on the propeller and must not be mounted every time.
Moreover, the module has also another important patent: the mudguard is integrated in the fork, realizing a space savings.

The company is looking for distributors with existing and documented sales or sales agents, that can represent and promote the innovative powered system.

Due to exclusivity agreements already signed, Greece, Ireland and Uk are not eligible.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Summarizing, the main advantages ad innovations of this product are the following: • easily coupling between the powered system and the manual wheelchair, exploiting the patented locking system; • space savings, thanks to the patented mudguard integrated in the fork; • maximum power: 1000 Watt; • backlit multi-function LCD colours display; • control unit integrated in the battery holder; • cruise control; • hydraulic disc brake; • comfort grips with palm rest; • led beacon; • 14" aluminum rim; • five power levels; • weight 12 kg; • autonomy 50 km on a level route.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type: distributors or agents with a documented work experience. Activity: the ideal fields of activity are the healthcare, medical and rehabilitation fields. Role: as distribution services agreement, the partner should distribute and promote the product, underlining the technological advantage and the easily fixing system; as commercial agency agreement, the partner must be an agent representing and promoting the system to hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private clinics.