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Primer utensilio de cocina en el mundo para el crecimiento totalmente automático de hortalizas, hierbas y germinados en cocinas domésticas y alta cocina

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOAT20180130001
Publicado:
21/02/2018
Caducidad:
21/02/2019
Resumen:
Una pyme austríaca ha desarrollado el prototipo de un utensilio de cocina para el crecimiento automático de todo tipo de hortalizas, hierbas y germinados en cocinas domésticas. Este producto permite controlar automáticamente todas las variables ambientales indispensables para un crecimiento óptimo, rápido y seguro de las plantas, y no necesita mantenimiento. En el sistema se crea un microclima que ofrece las condiciones adecuadas para que las plantas crezcan de forma rápida y segura. La instalación de este sistema patentado solo requiere un enchufe. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica, licencia y comercialización con asistencia técnica.

Details

Tittle:
Worldwide first kitchenware for fully automated and autonomous growth of vegetables, herbs and microgreens in domestic kitchens and haute cuisine.
Summary:
An Austrian SME has developed a prototype of a kitchenware to grow all desired vegetables, herbs and microgreens in domestic kitchens. Within this box all environmental parameters relevant for optimal, fast and reliable plant growth are controlled automatically without any need of maintenance. For installation of the patented system solely one power plug is necessary. Partners are sought for commercial agreements with technical assistance, license agreements and technical cooperation agreements.
Description:
An Austrian SME developed the worldwide first fully automated and autonomous kitchenware for modern kitchen to grow all desired microgreens, herbs and vegetables fast, reliable and without restrictions. The box can be manufactured in standard kitchen sizes comparable to a kitchen range or a fridge. In this box a micro climate is generated to provide perfect conditions for various plants to grow fast and reliable. The box is controlling parameters as light intensity, spectra and duration, temperature, humidity and CO2 concentration automatically to provide perfect conditions without having any effort. Up to now very limited number of such kind of kitchenware is available on the market worldwide and those which exist do have essential disadvantages in comparison to this kitchenware.

For installation of the patented system solely one power plug is necessary. All other comparable systems known do need active aeration, water and wastewater connections, tubes, tanks, pumps or similar causing hygienic and maintenance issues. These issues have been overcome by the design of a nearly closed system. Automatic watering is done while evapotranspirated water is condensed and re-feeded into the system. Artificial lightning by LEDs enables ideal photosynthetic activity and CO2 that is consumed by plants is added artificially. Therefore CO2 bottles are plugged on the box comparable to soda-stream bottles. All parameters are measured and regulated automatically without any need of measures to be done by the operator. Solely the CO2 bottles have to be replaced every few months.

The aim is to make it as easy as possible for customers to handle the growth of various herbs and plants. Therefore all needed goods as (just add water) seed pads, plant trays, seeds, substrates and CO2 bottles can be provided by the Austrian company. On the kitchenwares front side the actual environmental parameters as temperature, humidity, light intensity, CO2 concentration and CO2 filling level are shown but solely the light duration can be adjusted. Customers who are interested in playing around with different environmental conditions can vary them by installing an app. By that all measured data will also be stored in a cloud and data can be retrieved, re-used and shared at anytime. These climate recipes are a unique feature bringing out individual taste of the grown plants.

Application areas:
- Private households
- Top-quality restaurants
- Research institutes which do need a reasonable priced alternative to expensive climate chambers.

The Austrian SME developed a fully operative prototype and is now looking for partners with the potential to integrate this technology into its mass production chain and/or in its existing distribution network. Therefor partners are sought for:
- Commercial agreements with technical assistance
- License agreements
- Technical cooperation agreement
Advantages and Innovations:
1) By the design of a closed system numerous advantages have been reached to comparable kitchenware:

- Maintenance measures reduced to an absolute minimum
- Fully automated system -> no need to have farming or technological know-how
- Solely one power plug is needed -> no need for water connections, tubes, tanks and pumps
- Only smooth surfaces in the inside of the box -> improved hygiene
- CO2 fertilization is enabled
- Simultaneous growth of microgreens and herbs is enabled
- No ambient air is needed to flow through -> Broad control range of environmental conditions -Y- no exchange of intensive odours
- Flexible size of the kitchenware

2) Common ways to get fresh vegetables and herbs are to buy them from the local retailer or to grow them in ones own garden or terrace. This kitchenware provides essential advantages:

- Perfect growing conditions 24/7 all season -> 30-50% faster growing than on the field -Y- improved plant health due to ideal conditions
- No application of pesticides, fungicides or herbicides, no packaging of herbs, no waste
- Climate recipes -> A nearly endless variety of vegetables and herbs can be grown and harvested, even different phenotypes with different colours and tastes
- Fresh herbs and plants -> richer in volatile flavours -Y- vitamins, more attractive consistency than frozen or transported products.
- Reduced CO2 emissions (about 16% of overall CO2 emissions are caused by food transport)
Stage of Development:
Prototype available for demonstration
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patent is granted in Germany

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Specific area of activity of the Partner (Know-how, clientele, etc.):

- Partners with the capability for mass production of kitchen appliance, fridges or similar products
- Wholesalers and retailers for kitchen appliances
- Companies responsible for furnish modern and new flats - focused on kitchen
- Companies with a focus on innovative kitchen and lifestyle products

Partners with an existing distribution network in the fields of:
- kitchen appliance retailers
- kitchen designers / studios
- kitchen manufacturer
- high-end interior designer
- and such like


Task to be performed by the Partner (Objectives, purpose, conditions):

The Austrian company is looking for partners who are capable to produce the product in high numbers and distribute the technology in their existing networks.

The Austrian company will provide the necessary technical know-how to enable partners to produce the patented technology in high numbers.

The Austrian company will provide the technology and the know-how to support a kitchen appliance manufacturer to bring up a new tailor made innovative solution for specific needs.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03010 Aplicaciones y productos para el hogar