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A Dutch cleaning company is looking for innovative solutions to efficiently manage the disturbance of sand from sandboxes on school floors. The company is looking for technical solutions such as cleaning but also smart prevention methods. The company is looking for a collaboration with partners and envisions a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement. This request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open platform.
A Dutch company is the top 3 player in the cleaning sector in the Netherlands and active in various branches, such as education.
It is without any doubt that hygiene is essential within schools. The company advises on the efficient organization of the cleaning processes and delivers customized work and deals flexibly with changes and schedules. Together, the company coordinates the work and, where necessary, takes control. The company helps in switching to a business-economic approach and advises on the efficient organization of their cleaning processes. Clean schools should also stay clean efficiently.
The facility world is changing rapidly. And technological and social innovations are constantly needed. Regarding the cleaning of schools the following solution is requested.
Sandboxes are fun for children, but the sand disrupts an efficient cleaning process. An efficient cleaning process is required to ensure a clean educational location within the available (limited) budget of primary schools.
Children bring a lot of sand into the building and that requires a lot of cleaning every day. Therefore the company is looking for smart and quick solutions to remove the sand from the floors.
Although a novel cleaning process of sand is requested smart and inexpensive prevention solutions are welcomed as well.
In addition, sand damages the floors, requiring more maintenance work. Novel endurable maintenance and coating solutions are needed to minimize this damaging.
The company is looking for a collaboration with partners such as floor experts, sand experts and creative, out of the box-thinkers and envisions a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.
In case of a solution immediate scale up is guaranteed, since the company cleans more than 550 primary schools. Solutions with great potential will be applied in a pilot in real life. After successful try-outs, deployment will follow.
In addition, the solution may also be applicable in other customer segments. Furthermore, the solution can also be of added value to other parties and stakeholders of the company.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This technology request is part of an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform from the October 21st until the December 1st. If an organisation does express interest in cooperation with this firm before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform on which one can get in touch with the company experts. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential.
Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the SME's with whom they would like to cooperate in the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, EOI's for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.
The company is looking for partners, SME’s and R&D institutions, involved in the facility service and who are experienced in cleaning industry and/or novel materials such as specific coatings for maintenance.
The company would expect the stage of the technology to be at or beyond proof of feasibility and preferably already be proven in commercial applications.
Since, this technology request is an innovation challenge and is published on an open innovation platform all types of IPR Status can be considered.
The company is looking for partners, SME’s and R&D institutions, involved in the facility service and who are experienced in cleaning industry and novel materials.
The company is looking for a collaboration with partners such as floor experts, sand experts and creative, out of the box-thinkers. Solutions with great potential will be applied in a pilot in real life. After successful try-outs, deployment will follow.