A Czech university developed an innovative tool for the stump removal process. This tool allows the creation of a new type of biomass from the forest clearing process. The university is looking for partners in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary to cooperate under a distribution services agreement, joint venture agreement or license agreement.
The university in Brno is one of the major university teaching institutions in the Czech Republic, concentrating on research and academic activities. One of the areas of research is dedicated to forestry. The university is experiences in international cooperation on various international projects. The research team of the university developed a new prototype of a grubbing head, which can be used to obtain a new type of biomass from forest clearing. This new tool can gently harvest stumps, while the humus surface of the soil is only minimally disturbed. The supporting machine is a crawler dozer with a weight of about 20 t. The grubbing head is hung on an excavator boom. After drying and crushing process can be the wood chips used as a renewable energy source. The university is interested in expanding its international sales and winning new clients. That's why it is looking for distributors, partners for joint venture or licensees. It offers the distribution of the adaptor. Furthermore it is looking for a partner to create a joint venture for a common production of this innovative adapter. Interested licensees can produce and distribute the grubbing head in their area. For all these cooperation forms long-term agreements are aimed. Exclusive or non-exclusive agreements are possible. The target countries are Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. The adapter offered would be suitable for forest owners or forestry contractors in the mentioned countries. After operational tests at local customers, correct any deficiencies of the adapter that occurred in their localities.
Type (e.g. company, R&D institution…), field of industry and Role of Partner Sought:
Type: SME, large companies, forest owners or forestry contractors Role: The distribution services agreement - distributors operating in forestry sector. Partners role is to buy and sell the products on its own markets using its own distribution channels. The joint-venture agreement - the partner should pool and share resources to establish a joint-venture. As a licensee a potential partner could produce and sell a product selection. Good contacts to persons and companies active in forestry are welcome. The potential partner should have know-how in public procurement regulations and practices as well as in product certification and requested product standards in the target market.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted