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Romanian independent inventor that has developed a new, interactive jigsaw puzzle as educational game seeks licensing or manufacturing agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
ROMANIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BORO20211223005
Published
26/12/2021
Last update
12/01/2022
Expiration date
13/01/2023

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Plastics, Polymers
Sound Engineering/Technology
Education and Training
Creative products
Toys and electronic games
Manufacture of games and toys
Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores
Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
Specialised design activities
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Summary

Summary: 
An independent inventor, based in the West Region of Romania, designed and tested a jigsaw puzzle-type interactive game supporting the education of pre-school children. In order to produce and commercialize the game, he is looking for partner companies in the toy sector, targeting a licensing agreement or a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

The inventor has developed a jigsaw puzzle game that consists of pieces with different shapes and sizes. After the image is put together, the pieces can be pressed to make sounds and lights associated to the image on the piece.
The game is addressed to children aged between 1 and 5 years. The pictures on the puzzle can be about musical notes, vehicles (planes; fire-fighter, police or race cars, etc), domestic or wild animals, letters of the alphabet, numbers or any other image suitable for children.
Compared to other sound puzzle games that make a specific sound only when the pieces are placed in the right slot on the game board, the proposed game is a true jigsaw puzzle that gives the child the possibility to listen to the sounds at any time, by pressing the right jigsaw puzzle pieces on the game board.
Thus, the game is more educational as the sound can be triggered on the game board, without removing / replacing the pieces. Therefore, the game is more attractive and interactive, developing the children ability of matching, associating, listening and learning.
A working prototype of a jigsaw puzzle with farm animal sounds is presented in the attached file.
The Romanian inventor is looking for a partner company in toy sector that will produce and sell the game under a licencing agreement or manufacturing agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main competitive advantages of the product is that the user can trigger the sounds and light by pressing the piece in the puzzle, not only by removing and putting back the piece to the puzzle, as it works in other similar products. The game develops the learning, listening, matching and association abilities of children. The game is interactive and fun to play.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The targeted partner is any company specialized in toy sector. The partnership is envisaged as a licensing agreement or a manufacturing agreement depending on the particular circumstances: - For a licensing agreement, the inventor will transfer the license to the partner who will then manufacture and sell the game. - For a manufacturing agreement, the inventor will keep the license and will cooperate with the partner who will manufacture and sell the game.

Type and size

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