Partnering opportunity

Distributors sought for smart wireless charging device from Austria.

Summary

Emerging Austrian start-up company developed smart wireless charging device for mobile phones, smart watches and tablets, simplifying and revolutionizing the way of charging. Together with an ingenious, newly developed app, profiles for different life situations can be executed instantly and a pleasant user experience is created. The company wants to extend its distribution network and is looking for distribution partners within and outside Europe.

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Description

A young, innovative Austrian start-up has developed a smart wireless charging system. Mobile phones, smart watches or tablets can be charged just by putting them on top of the device. The charger comes together with a cable, a power adaptor and an innovative app, which makes the charger smart and revolutionizes wireless charging. For any life situations (like bedroom, living room or office) users can customize different profiles, which will be executed instantly, when putting the phone on the charger. One can e.g. set a profile for the wireless charger in the bedroom, which mutes the phone and sets the alarm. So always when going to bed, users just have to put their phone on the device in the bedroom and their nightly phone routine is executed automatically. Moreover, the app can handle IFTTT (="If This Then That" statements) and KNX (=worldwide standard for home and building control), so users can basically control their entire smart home. When entering the living room and putting the phone on the charger, lights can be dimmed, shutters let down and the TV switch on. The smart wireless charger addresses not only the needs of the consumer goods market, but is also applicable in many different business-to-business surroundings like for example the hospitality industry (e.g. hotels, restaurants conference center). Precondition for using the wireless charging system is that phones, smart watches and tablets support the required Qi standard (inductive power standard). To integrate the apple market segment, the Austrian company designed a special stylish wooden case, for iPhone 5/5s/SE/6/6s and in autumn 7, letting the iPhones charge wirelessly. The aim of a distribution services agreement is to expand the distribution network within and outside Europe. So far, the company is already active in Austria and other German speaking countries/regions in the proximity as well as Sweden and Spain. Nevertheless they are also looking for partners in these markets, except for the Spanish market.

Advantages and innovations

No more cable-tangling. No more annoying search for your charger cable. Charging phones and wearables wirelessly is evolving as new trend in the mobile industry. Big chains like Mc Donald's and Starbucks go the same way by equipping their restaurant with wireless chargers on every table. The integrated app bridges the gap between the big trends of smart phones and smart homes. As all smart home features can easily be controlled by only putting the device on different charging stations, life is made more convenient for users. The company is continuously investing in the development of the app. At the moment (08/2016) the app supports activating • sound profiles • Wi-Fi • Bluetooth • bedtime stories • playlists • other apps • alarms • connection to your KNX-bus • triggering events in IFTTT.com The Austrian company is producing locally in Western Austria. The wooden case of the charging device is handmade by regional craftsmen. By using wood - a sustainable, natural product - and combining it with high-end electronics the Austrian company tried to combine tradition and modernity. Leading to a high-tech product in natural appearance. All resources are used as smart as possible. The design is simple but elegant, making the charging device a modern, high-quality design piece itself. The wooden case can be ordered in 8 different precious wood designs like olive, ash, plum or pine wood. The chargers come standards with EU-plugs (type C). Plugs for the US and UK markets can be provided with a minimum order quantity of 100 pieces. CE marking in place.

Development stage

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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