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Spanish company producing an e-scooter backrest which provides control stability and comfort looks for commercial partners to distribute its products and/or joint ventures.

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20201203004
Published
09/12/2020
Last update
15/01/2021
Expiration date
16/01/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
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Summary

Summary: 
Spanish company specialized in automotive parts and accessories is looking for commercial partners to distribute its patented e-scooter backrest, to open new European markets and consolidate in those in which it is already present. Also looking for joint ventures with partners that are willing to run pilot programs, foster cross-selling and differentiate among competitors within the micromobility field, in particular those oriented to excel in comfort, control and safety.

Description

Description: 

The product was born in Spain in 2018 and after two years of trials and tests it is ready to be marketed world and Europe-wide.
The company holds the patent in Spain, and it is pending for the rest of the world.

Because in the future urban mobility and sustainability in cities require innovative ideas, this company has thought about improving this type of transport giving it safety

The company offers the solution for the structural and design flaws of e-scooters, which make them dangerous and less comfortable to ride compared to other means of transport, via a compact, robust and customizable backrest.

The backrest consists in a small cylinder which contains a retractable strap, with a comfortable cushion, that you can easily fasten around your waist. Since the mechanism is designed to retrieve automatically as you get closer to the pole, you can confidently lean back and relax. You can regulate the strap length on-the-go by simply pressing an easily accessible button on top of the cylinder, as you no longer need both hands to keep equilibrium.

The backrest can be mounted on any e-scooter stem/handlebar through its universal attachment system.

The device includes an instant release lever to unfasten the strap whenever needed.

Technical specifications:
Weight: 0.3kg
Dimensions: 74 x 102mm (width x height)
Strap length: 1.7m (one size fits all)
Cushion size: 70x250mm (width x length)

Collaboration sought:

For the commercial agreement, it could be retailers, wholesalers, marketplaces, representatives or manufacturers

For the joint venture, it could be manufacturers, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) companies, delivery/on demand service companies, tourism industry.

This kind of collaboration opens the possibility to deals such as pilot programs or cross-selling, increasing the value proposition of our partners and thus differentiating them among their other competitions.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
This product is new to the market. There is no direct competitor or alternative right now. The only option provided by the market is a seat (attachable or integrated) ,which is strictly regulated in most EU countries, classifying e-scooters with seats as mopeds/motorbikes. The invention not only works as a backrest but also enables the body as the center of balance, improving cornering and minimizing loss of control caused by sudden or involuntary movements. The possibility of relaxing the lower back and arms enables daily actions that were previously dangerous, such as signaling turns, waving to a friend or drinking water. The improvements in comfort allow the driver to stay focused longer and avoid weariness resulting in a safer ride. E-scooters lack any type of backrest. Another notable advantage is that the installation of the backrest maintains portability properties, since it does not interfere in the folding/unfolding. It is also important to point out that, after 1 year of continuous use, there have been no incidents reported regarding e-scooter performance, confirming that the use of the backrest does not have any negative effects on the e-scooter. The ultimate goal is to ease the transition to micromobility forced by the current shift in transportation. To finish it can be highlighted the size of the device, it is not heavy or big: Weight: 0.3kg Dimensions: 74 x 102mm (width x height) Strap length: 1.7m (one size fits all) Cushion size: 70x250mm (width x length) The belt extends up to 14 m

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
In the specific case of being an e-scooter manufacturer, your technical specifications, and concerns regarding the attachment of the backrest to your e-scooter are on the company’s short list of priorities.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Within the commercial agreement partnership as retailers, wholesalers, marketplaces, representatives or manufacturers, the preference is to engage with a counterparty with the following characteristics: - Expertise within the mobility sector - Track record in one or more EU countries - Market operations know-how - Solid customer database - Strong position in the market - Growth potential - Reliability record Joint ventures will require the counterparty to add value as manufacturers, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) companies, delivery/on demand service companies or tourism industry, as well as: - Impeccable company reputation - Ambitious goals and vision - Think out of the box mentality - Highly professional and skilled team In both cases partners and the company will jointly design the strategy around the product, market and target.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500