The Singapore SME is keen to work with partners who have the technologies to develop disinfectants to work on their dry mist robot. The ingredients in these liquid chemicals must be safe for households, general cleaning and suitable for disinfection.
It is important to properly clean and disinfect the surfaces in home and office spaces, as some microorganisms can make us ill. However, manual disinfection can be suboptimal as it is a labour-intensive process that can be inconsistent and prone to oversight errors.
Current disinfection robots are designed for commercial and industrial use and often use UV-C light for disinfection, which requires supervision. In contrast, a dry-mist disinfectant is suited for unsupervised usage as it can safely and efficiently eliminate bacteria, viruses, spores and fungus from the environment.
The disinfectant will be dispersed from a low-cost disinfection robot that can work autonomously to disinfect and kill bacteria and virus on all exposed surfaces, as well as to sanitise the air. Besides emitting dry-mist disinfectant, the robot also has an optional negative ion generator to purify the air as it cleans.
Targeted at small offices, children rooms and places that are difficult to access, the dry-mist disinfection robot will improve and simplify disinfection in homes, by providing a cost-effective and reliable approach that reduces the number of oversight errors that can occur in manual cleaning.
The Singapore company seeks to work with French or EUREKA participating countries to explore the following types of partnerships:
i) Licensing agreement - The Singapore company would license the technology to develop and incorporate it into their dry mist robot.
ii) Technical cooperation agreement - Both parties will jointly cooperate to undertake feasibility studies and tests for implementation on the dry mist robot.