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Producto ecológico para evitar la proliferación de mosquitos en desagües

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20150825001
Publicado:
15/09/2015
Caducidad:
14/09/2016
Resumen:
Una start-up francesa ha diseñado y fabricado un nuevo producto ecológico para evitar la proliferación de mosquitos en aguas estancadas. Este producto funciona como un filtro y evita que los mosquitos hembra pongan huevos en el agua, garantizando a la vez el correcto funcionamiento del sistema de desagüe. Los filtros están hechos de caucho granulado mezclado con un aglutinante. Puesto que el caucho granulado se obtiene de la trituración de neumáticos usados, el producto adquiere una dimensión ecológica. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia o joint venture.

Details

Tittle:
French startup manufacturing gutter and drainage equipment protections to fight against mosquito proliferation is looking for partners abroad for a licensing or joint venture agreement
Summary:
A French start up located in New Caledonia designs and manufactures a patented innovative and environmentally-friendly product to avoid the proliferation of mosquitoes in stagnant waters. The company seeks a partner for licensing or joint venture agreement.
Description:
Nowadays, mosquito-borne viral diseases such as Dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, etc. are becoming a worldwide public health issue. Long thought to be tropical insects, the "tiger" mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of these diseases have invaded the 5 continents. As a consequence, more than half of the worldwide population is now at risk.

In urban areas, 80% of mosquitoes breeding sites can be found in water draining equipment, especially gutters as they are completely open and almost always contain stagnant water due to the way they are installed. Today, the only efficient way to insure that no mosquitoes are developing in these equipment is to clean them manually twice a month. Then again, this solution has a limited efficiency: it does not guarantee a mosquito-free house as an adult can emerge in only 10 days and repeating these operations eventually becomes expensive and risky.

Nevertheless, this kind of health measures remain crucial: it is known that if a person has been bitten at home, there is a 99% probability that the mosquito was born at this person´s house. In this context, a French startup has developed an innovative product to fight against mosquito proliferation in all water draining equipment.

The product assumes the role of a filter by preventing female mosquitoes from laying in the stagnant water present in all water draining equipment. The system guarantees that the draining devices still allow water evacuation.

The filters are made from a rubber aggregate mixed with a binding agent. The mass obtained after mixing the materials can then be molded to fit any receptacles: gutter, manholes, siphons, etc. The rubber aggregate is obtained by grinding used tires, thus giving the product an environmentally friendly dimension.

The innovation has been developed with the support of the French leader company in the field of recovering used tyres, as well as independent research institutes. All these key players worked towards enhancing the product as best as possible, which resulted in a patented product that is long-lasting, low-maintenance and economical, with an efficiency rate of more than 99% as an anti-larvae barrier. Instead of having to clean their gutters 24 times a year, consumers will only need to have them cleaned once a year in order to remove leaves and other green waste.

The French startup is currently exploiting the patent in the South Pacific area (product already on the market in New Caledonia), while its partner has an exclusive operating license in France and French West Indies.

The company is now looking for foreign partners to enter a joint venture or licensing agreement and introduce their product into new markets. Partners sought would be in charge of producing and selling the products in exchange for an exclusive operating license in their geographical area of activity.
Advantages and Innovations:
The company and its partner have invested over 210.000-Y-euro; in R-Y-D over the past 2 years, which resulted in an innovative product now protected by a patent in all European countries, as well as USA and Australia. The product holds several competitive advantages:

1) Simplicity, durability and adaptability
The manufacturing process ensures that the product can be adapted to every receptacle considered, thus insuring that it is very easily exportable. Furthermore, the product is made from rubber, which is a noble material, rot-resistant and with a very long lifespan. Thanks to the startup´s know-how, manufacturing and installation are made simple for partners.

2) Eco-friendliness
Using a material made from a product at the end of its cycle fits perfectly into the concept of circular economy.

3) High efficiency rate
Furthermore, the company got the innovation tested by independent research institutes and the results show an efficiency of more than 99% as an anti-larvae barrier.

There is currently no other solution available on the market that is as long-lasting, low-maintenance and economical, with a similar efficiency rate.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Secret Know-how,Granted patent or patent application essential
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Patent applied for on June, 28th 2013
Published on January 2nd, 2015
Granted in September 2015
International extension (PCT) applied for on December 31st, 2014.
Product protected by patent in 148 countries for now. The client company has until December 28th, 2015 to narrow down its choice of country.
Countries selected as of today: Australia, USA, Europe (1-year extension for all European countries).
A licence has been granted to the company´s partner for the following countries: France, French West Indies.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought:

Companies from the construction sector, specialized in roads and services infrastructure (installation of drainage services and telephone networks), gutter installation; carpenters, roofers.

Companies from the environmental sector, specialized in used pneumatics recycling;

Companies and organisms specialized in « pest control ».

- Specific area of activity of the partner:

A partner already present in the targeted sectors detailed above will be preferred.

- Task to be performed by the partner sought:

The partner will have exclusive exploitation rights on the patent for its geographical area of activity and will have access to the startup´s technical and commercial expertise. They will be in charge of producing and selling the products.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French
Spanish

Dissemination

Restrict dissemination to specific countries:
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech_Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Republic Of, Lithuania, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United States

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
10004012 Agua en edificios
02007016 Caucho
02006004 Installations related to construction (energy, lighting, …)
10003004 Reciclaje, recuperación