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Portuguese design company expert in industrial innovation offers its design management and product development services under subcontracting agreements.

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOPT20191220001
Published
20/12/2019
Last update
11/02/2020
Expiration date
11/02/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Prototypes, trials and pilot schemes
Plant Design and Maintenance
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Apparatus Engineering
Creative products
3D
Consulting services
Airfield and other transportation services
Engineering services
Other manufacturing (not elsewhere classified)
Business and other management consultancy activities
Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Technical testing and analysis
Market research and public opinion polling
Specialised design activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Portuguese company provides innovative design services, developing user-centered technology-based solutions throughout the whole design and product development process. Its core business is industrial and transportation design, with international experience in projects in the automotive, aeronautics, railway, nautical and business innovation sectors. The firm is looking for international partners to boost new market opportunities under subcontracting agreements.

Description

Description: 

This Portuguese design company was founded in 1997 and develops innovative and creative products solutions for road transport, railway transport, aeronautical transport, and nautical transport. It also provides consultant and project services in other design areas, concerning different process steps, from concept and development to production and trade of products for national and international companies, covering the whole lifecycle of design and product development in several business innovation sectors (product and visionary concepts).
Based on 20 years of experience and solid knowledge in areas of design and engineering, the company works with its customers and partners in all phases of product development – from research studies and concept generation to product engineering and prototyping.
The company acts as a "conceptual integrator” articulating different actors’ needs and expectations, from identifying and structuring requirements to conceptualizing and developing solutions for production and marketing.
The firm supports the continuous improvement of its services for customer satisfaction, considering a positive return of the investment in innovation through effective management of human resources and materials, ensuring the satisfaction of partners, employees, and society.
The company operations cover the entire product development process (kick-off meetings, technical consulting, first sketches, concept development, 3D engineering and prototyping; communication and market validation, test and follow up) and operate in different areas, covering:
- Powertrain-design, prototyping and components selection.
- Interior and exterior design of vehicles.
- Visionary conceptualization of products and interiors, for vehicles, stores, and stationery products.
- Selection of sustainable materials.
The company will offer under subcontracting agreement to perform the various services from the above-mentioned scope of its activities to the external partners in need of specialized and tailor-made design solutions.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Underlining some of the reference projects of the company: - The A330 and A320 fleet retrofit program for the cabin interiors of the leading Portuguese airline. - The design and development of airport bus fleets, for the most important manufacturer of buses and coaches in Portugal. - The design and development of electric and hydrogen urban buses. - Full refurbishment process of interior and exterior of the high-speed train, in close collaboration with the main Portuguese company in the railway maintenance sector, for the state-owned rail passenger transport company. - The design and development of interiors for regional electric aircraft. - Participation in H2020 project to develop cockpit concepts and optimize human factors in aircraft. - Participation in H2020 project to develop faster seamless airport experience for passengers. The experience in working with clients from different areas (transport, product, interior, communication) and in different R&D projects are critical to the company's work culture, and to create relationships based on trust, probably the most important. The company maintains active participation in the creation and promotion of collaborative networks, and concentrates on core business projects of national and international innovation, with regular participation in fairs and events mainly focused on innovation in the transport sector.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The Portuguese firm would develop, design and engineer products for partners who would like to benefit from their expertise in road transport, railway transport, aeronautical transport, and nautical transport. The company is looking for SMEs and large enterprises from the above-mention industries that are interested in subcontracting agreements. The partner could also be interested in cooperating in branding or communication strategy, which will be provided by the design company under a services agreement.

Type and size

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