Enterprise Europe Network

UK company is seeking manufacturing partners in Europe for the development of a series of innovative and proprietary cycle covers, in collaboration with award-winning product designers from the UK

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TRUK20190819001
Published
19/08/2019
Last update
14/11/2019
Expiration date
14/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Lightweight materials
Textiles (synthetic and natural)
Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

Summary

Summary: 
UK SME seeks manufacturing partners in Europe for its’ series of innovative and proprietary cycle covers, in collaboration with award-winning product designers from the UK. These cycle covers differentiate from existing cycle covers in offering a unique, rapid and easy user experience for the range of cyclist use scenarios. Looking to collaborate with potentially interested manufacturing partners with experience in prototype work.

Description

Description: 

As a UK based SME, the company has developed a novel bicycle cover with many unique features and user benefits. The cover can be opened and deployed over the bicycle extremely quickly and can be removed and folded quickly to be stored compactly, before using again.

The product has been designed to be manufactured in biofibre or recycled fabric materials in order to minimise any negative environmental impact, consistent with the positive advantages of cycling as a low carbon and sustainable mode of transport.

The primary differentiator of the cycle cover range is to support user friendliness, as well as being rapid to deploy and remove, along with being compact for storage. In order to support the environmental and reduced carbon emission advantages of cycling in terms of a sustainable transport mode, another unique feature will be that they will be manufactured from sustainable or recycled materials. As such, the covers support a variety of use cases to further support increased cycling and reduce barriers to cycling.

The UK company is looking to enter into a manufacturing contract with a European manufacturer already proven in the textile product manufacture, ideally with experience of manufacturing products with biofibre and / or recycled fabrics. This is a relatively low volume product for such an industry and quality of manufacture will be very important.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
Those with experience in prototype work Manufacturers of large textile products such as tents and sports bags

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Partner sought: industry Partner sought should be a manufacturer with experience in prototype work Manufacturers of large textile products such as tents and sports bags

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 51-250