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Portuguese company dedicated to capturing underwater images is looking for investment and/or technical access to the market. Financial agreement or commercial agreements are sought.

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOPT20201002001
Published
02/10/2020
Last update
02/10/2020
Expiration date
03/10/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
Environment Management Systems
Marine Science
Big data management
Artificial intelligence related software
Engineering services
Other services (not elsewhere classified)
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
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Summary

Summary: 
Portuguese company specialized in underwater imaging, using the most advanced underwater visualization technology is looking for partners to invest and to open new markets through a financial agreement. The company is also looking for partners who want to access the technology to transfer and test military equipment for civilian applications by establishing a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

The Portuguese company specializes in underwater imaging, using the most advanced underwater visualization technology installed in remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicle (AUVs), underwater inspection camera (DTPods) and next-generation pipe crawlers remotely operated beyond the horizon line and using artificial intelligence for processing and assistance in operations.
Considering the huge leap in the area of underwater technology, it is now possible to make a deeper dive in the knowledge of the underwater geological and environmental heritage, with research, control, inspection and even the inventory of the heritage that has a cultural, invaluable scientific and economic value.
The technology used in operations minimizes the impact on underwater ecosystems and geological structures, allowing access to places where divers and scientific ships have difficulties or even being unable to access them.
The combination of the three methods of collecting images associated with the measurement of temperature, depth and sampling allows creating a unique work platform with excellent reliability and a comprehensive analysis that would not otherwise be possible or would take a long time and with higher costs.
The Portuguese company provides the following services:
• Video capture, 4k high definition underwater image;
• Image capture with 3D multibeam sonar;
• LIDAR 3D image capture;
• Geo location of objects and ecosystems;
• Measurement of structures and objects in underwater and underground environments;
• Measurement of temperature, depth and inclination;
• Collection of water and sediment samples;
• Recovery and handling of objects up to 36 kg;
• Safety for divers;
• Security of highly sensitive sites (continuous monitoring).

Potential applications:

• Search and location in search and rescue or recovery missions;
• Environmental impact studies;
• Execution of detailed reports;
• Identification of the conservation status of submerged structures;
• Inspection of floating structures;
• Inspection of bridge foundations;
• Inspection of river and seabed, marinas, anchorages;
• Inspection of dam walls and other dikes;
• Inspection of water collection and pumping points;
• Inspection of public water supply reservoirs, fire-fighting water reservoirs and irrigation reservoirs;
• Property inventory "in situ";
• Cartographic survey of ecosystems, caves and caves;
• Marking on navigation charts and other mapping of ecosystems;
• Millimeter measurement (+ - 1mm);
• Precise measurement of submerged structures;
• Environmental monitoring;
• Production of underwater and speleological cartography;
• Production of video catalogs and other promotional materials;
• Production of environmental education videos;
• Production of advertising videos;
• Collection of water samples, sediments (superficial);
• 3D graphic reconstruction of the places visited caves and caves;
• Object recovery (maximum 36 kg);
• Security of highly sensitive ecosystems and geological sites;
• Divers safety.

The Portuguese company is looking for partners that can open new markets, bringing new knowhow to the company and/or partners that can bring new technical solutions and challenges to the company, that work on freeing technical access to present the product.
The company is also open to cooperate with partners who want to access the technology.
The company is interested in a financial agreement or a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Higher accuracy in data obtained, bathymetric millimetric precision compared to current 40x40 cm, longer endurance of operations - one month at -300 m depth continuously, with real-time data relay, from the surface to -10.000m. Water column profiling, acoustical and optical combined with geophysical and biological parameter in one mission for the scanned area, systematic programmable and repeatable dives and flights without humans in the water. Fully remote controlled and centralized mission execution. Comprehensible data sets and visually understandable: big data for the masses, constant development of new technology implementation and testing new application of existing sensors and unmanned swarm operated. Optimization of environmental impact of scans and missions, LIDAR instead of sonar. Covid-proof operations and command center guaranteeing 24/7 operationally. Active participation and interaction for literacy operations.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Project in negotiations - urgent

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Portuguese company is looking for investors in order to establish a financial agreement. The partner sought should have experience in opening new markets, bringing new knowhow to the company and/or partners that can bring new technical solutions and challenges to the company, that work on freeing technical access to present the product. The prefered partner should also have knowledge in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company is also open to establish a commercial agreement with technical assistance with partners interested in underwater imaging who want to access the technology, for example, to transfer and test military equipment for civilian applications. The Portuguese company offers to support the transfer of technology with the provision of additional support services.

Type and size

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