Demanda tecnològica: Non-toxic insect attractant technology.

A Belgian multinational active in consumer goods is looking for products or technologies already on the market which do not require the use of any chemical and are able to fight against insects that may be present in the home. The solutions have to therefore be safe to people and pets.

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The global home insecticide market is dominated by chemicals that are toxic to insects and people/pets. This Belgian multinational based in Brussels has been experimenting with ways to attract and trap insects with combinations of physical attractants (light, heat) and chemical attractants that not only attract insects but are safe and pleasant to be used within the home. 

In order to comply with greater environmental constraints, improve customers’ experience and include new solutions in their portfolio of products, this company would like to find other attractants that are non-toxic to people and pets.

With such an aim, this company is looking for products or technologies that are non-toxic and ensure a solution against the following insects: house flies, mosquitoes, fruit flies, stink bugs, bed bugs, roaches, ants, moths, gnats.

The company will consider :

  • Attractants made from food-grade materials
  • pheromone-based attractants
  • and is open to attractants that require power to activate/volatilize (e.g. battery or house current)

The company is looking for collaboration with industrial partners or research centres able to provide the required solutions. The purpose would be setting up a long lasting cooperation allowing the large account to comply with its internal strategy and for the potential partner to interact in a systematic way with the large account so as to have immediate access to forthcoming similar requests.

Actually, for the technical cooperation, this large account intends to work together with potential partners having the suitable technical solution coupled to the related expertise and knowledge  in line with the technical specifications listed for the purposes of this technology request..

As for the license agreement, should an already developed  solution exist and be fully compliant with the technical requirements listed, the large account would envisage discussions on the terms of the licence use.

Referència: TRBE20170828001

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