Partnering opportunity

UK-based SME offers antimicrobial hand grips for weight training equipment to equipment manufacturers under manufacturing or license agreement


A UK-based SME has developed an antimicrobial hand grip product for use on the barbells of weight training equipment. The hand grips prevent injury by ensuring proper positioning and movement while the antimicrobial technology reduces the risk of skin infections. The SME is looking to partner with sporting goods and weight training equipment manufacturers and offer them their hand grip product under a manufacturing agreement or a licensing agreement.

Partner sought

The UK SME is looking to offer its antimicrobial hand grips for barbells to weight training equipment and sporting good manufacturers either for them to incorporate into their product lines so their weight training equipment comes with the hand grips, or as standalone products. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of manufacturing agreement or a licensing agreement dependent on what is beneficial for both parties.


Weight training is an increasingly popular form of exercise with many health benefits. However it does have risks associated with it. Incorrect positioning and movement through the exercise can increase chances of injury while sweat from exercise may increase the risk of transmission of skin infections. A UK-based SME has developed hand grips based an a bicycle hand grip that fit onto the barbell of weight training equipment. This grip enables better positioning, prevents slippage during exercise and so reducing the chance of injury while maximising the effectiveness of the exercise. The hand grips also have an antimicrobial incorporated into it so reducing the risk of the transmission of skin infections. The UK SME is looking to enter new markets with this product and so is looking to partner with sporting goods and weight training equipment manufacturers. The SME offers its patented hand grips to a partner either for them to sell as a standalone product line or to incorporate into their product ranges for example incorporated into the barbells for their weight training equipment. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a manufacturing agreement or a licensing agreement dependent on what would be mutually beneficial.

Advantages and innovations

The SME's hand grip product has the following advantages: Antimicrobial technology to prevent transfer of pathogens including those causing skin infections. Tested by the company the antimicrobial technology is licensed from to ensure quality. Ensures a firm grip, prevent slippage during movement that may cause injury. Ensures correct positioning during movement maximising the benefit of the exercise and reducing risk of injury.

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