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An Italian company developing and selling household appliances related to IoT (Internet of Things), with a focus on the intersection of design and technology, looks for partners in order to participate in EU R&D calls for funding (such as Horizon 2020).
A research cooperation agreement is sought with research centers, universities and SMEs in order to join a project consortium.
The company is also interested in a technical cooperation for further development of products / technologies.
The company, recognised as official spin-off of Politecnico di Milano, is a mix of design, engineering and made in Italy. Combining these skills, it is able to create smart, cool, med-tech objects for Internet of Things era.
In the computing field, ambient intelligence refers to electronic environments, where devices are sensitive/responsive to the presence of people and work in concert to support them in carrying out their everyday life activities, tasks and rituals in an easy and natural way. As these devices grow smaller, more connected and more integrated into our environment, the technology disappears into our surroundings until only the user interface remains perceivable by users.
In order to develop such products and technologies, the company offers its skills in the field of design, software development and hardware development. Through a research cooperation agreement, the company could share its specific knowledge and expertise in the field of web design, user interface design, electronic engineering and mobile app development. For this reason, the company is open to cooperate with research centers, universities and SMEs, with a view at participating in EU project calls for proposal as industrial partner.
This type of cooperation is very suitable for the company. In fact, since the beginning of 2018, it has been involved as partner in a Horizon 2020 project funded under the call "NMBP-05-2017 - Advanced materials and innovative design for improved functionality and aesthetics in high added value consumer goods". This opportunity has enable the company to gain additional technical know-how in the field of advanced materials and expertise in EU project management.
The company is also considering the possibility of a technical cooperation in order to further develop a product and/or a technology in its fields of activity.
The company is able to offer expertise in the following fields:
- IoT (Internet of Things),
- user experience design,
- product design,
- electronic engineering,
- app development,
- e-commerce development,
- digital technology,
- advanced materials.
This blend of technical skills is unique and gives the company a big advantage in designing those complex consumer products which are a combination of design and technology.
The company has recently gained additional technical know-how in the field of advanced materials and expertise in EU project management, thanks to its participation as partner to a Horizon 2020 project.
Type of organisation sought: universities, research centers and SMEs.
Field of activity of the desired partner: IoT (Internet of Things), user experience design, web communication, advanced materials, information technology.
Role of the partner sought:
- consortium coordinator or project partner willing to submit a proposal under EU R&D calls for funding;
- organisation interested in a technical cooperation with a view at further developing a product and/or a technology.