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Tecnología de desarrollo de jaulas para criar aves y conejos en libertad y accesorios para mascotas

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIT20180315001
Publicado:
30/04/2018
Caducidad:
01/05/2019
Resumen:
Una empresa italiana ha desarrollado una tecnología de fabricación de nuevas jaulas portátiles para cría de aves y conejos en libertad, así como accesorios para mascotas. La principal novedad de la tecnología es la posibilidad de implementar un método de cría al aire libre conforme a los principios de la agricultura orgánica. Los animales pueden pastar dentro de la jaula sobre superficies cubiertas de hierba garantizando su bienestar en diferentes condiciones climatológicas, incluso en caso de cultivo intensivo. Las mallas de las jaulas son lo suficientemente grandes para que los animales puedan pastar y escarbar en el suelo. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de fabricación y licencia.

Details

Tittle:
A technology for the development of innovative cages for the free range poultry and rabbits farming and pets accessories
Summary:
An Italian company has developed a technology that enable the production of innovative portable cages for the poultry and rabbit ground breeding and accessories for pets. The main innovation of the technology is the possibility of implementing a form of outdoor breeding in compliance with the principles of organic farming. The company is offering the technology under manufacturing and license agreements with partners in the countries which will be listed below.
Description:
An Italian firm has developed an innovative technology that enable to create innovative products for the outdoor safe keeping and/or breeding of animals in absolute wellbeing.
The technology allows to implement a form of outdoor breeding of rabbits and poultry, in compliance with the principles of organic farming.
Other products that can be developed by using the technology are innovative pets carriers, bird aviaries and other accessories.

The cylindrical shape and the particular scaffolding guarantee the mobility of the innovative cages. The animals will be able to graze while remaining inside the cage on the grassy surfaces in full well-being in different climatic conditions, even in the case of intensive cultivation.

The cages can be moved manually or with a special motor that allows the progressive and programmable rolling of the lateral surface of the casing lying on the ground, so that the movements are gradual, ensuring the integrity of the animals, of the herbs for the grazing and the progressive release of animal dejections on the side opposite to the direction of rolling and an optimal spreading on the ground.

The meshes of the cages are large enough to allow the animals to graze on the grass and/or scratch on the ground. A low-consumption electronic control system regulates the locomotion of the cages within a delimited area in at least one direction of travel, by means of programmable automatic drives, depending on the needs of the ground and the animal load.

The innovative cages can be associated with ICT services. Each user, using a mobile app, will be able to acquire the correct information on the management of the cage in different biological farming contexts and will be able to acquire specialist knowledge for the breeding of various species of animals.
 

Two products have already been developed by implementing the technology:

A three-level cage for the rabbits and a two-floor cage for the poultry.
The cage for the rabbits is composed by:
- ground floor bounded by meshes suitable for grazing and spillage / spreading of manure and with water dispensers connected to a tank rechargeable from the outside;
- intermediate floor with extractable insulated burrows equipped with openings for the capture;
- upper floor consisting of a platform for the resting illuminated with skylights, equipped with hopper feeders that can be loaded from the outside and the natural ventilation system adjustable on the insulated roof that can be opened. 

The two-floor cage for the poultry is composed by:
- ground floor bounded by meshes suitable for the grazing as well as for the spreading of manure in addition to the presence of water dispensers connected to the recharging tank accessible from the outside in addition to the antipredator grids;
- upper floor with nests with access from the hen´s paw cleaning area in addition to anti-condensate egg containers accessible from the outside; trays for sand baths with skylights, with natural ventilation adjustable on insulated sunroof, perches, hopper feeder (loadable from above) for the animal comfort in any climatic context.

The company has granted an exclusive license in many European countries and now it is willing to licence the technology with a territorial exclusive in other countries and precisely: all countries of North and South America, Africa and Oceania in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia and Cyprus. The Italian company is also willing to supply the cages under production agreements with potential partners that will distribute the product in the markets of the countries mentioned above.

With regards of other kinds of products that can be developed by using the technology (cages for pets, bird aviaries etc...), at the moment there are no license agreements with an exclusive on a specific territory, and consequently license agreements with territorial exclusivity relating to all countries can be concluded.

Advantages and Innovations:
The main innovative aspect of the technology is the ability to satisfy, at the same time, different needs: animal welfare, it is simple and cheap to implement, it is compatible with the organic farming.

The technology also allows to solve specific problems related to the breeding activity: in particular, it solves the problem of manure and that of the weeding in inter-rows and in organic crops, it reduces the consumption of feeds by as much as 2/3 and eliminates the loss of eggs fresh, a typical problem of the free range farming.

The new outdoor cages solve the problem of cleaning with their mobility while at the same time providing natural fertilizer to organic farming, without the use of labor.

The technology also allows the development of new accessories (innovative carriers for pets and bird aviaries for example) for the outdoor housing of pets with an high degree of safety for many types of pets.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Granted patent or patent application essential
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The solution is protected by a patent for which an international PCT extension has already been requested. The phase of European and international deposits has been launched.

In March 2017, an exclusive license agreement regarding the products already developed was signed. The exclusivity covers almost all European countries.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The Italian company is looking for:
- international industrial partners for collaboration under exclusive license agreements for the production/sales of the innovative cages in the following territories: North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia, Cyprus.

- business partners for collaboration under manufacturing agreements. In this case the Italian company will supply the required quantity of cages to the international partner interested to access the markets of the above-mentioned countries with the products.

- industrial partners and SMEs for exclusive license agreements for the production and / or sale of new pets accessories with a territorial exclusivity in all the territories of the world including the Europe too.

The license agreement already concluded by the company in fact covers the Europe but it is related to the two types of products as outlined in the description.

The technology offer includes the results of research and development already conducted.

Client

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

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
07001002 Ganadería / labranza
07001005 Horticultura
07001001 Maquinaria agrícola / tecnología