Aqua Power Shark - Self-powering flow indicator for leakage management in public water pipelines
|Coordinator||AQUA ROBUR TECHNOLOGIES AB - Aqua Robur AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2017 - September 2017|
Purpose and goal
The company has performed the project with 4 main objectives: 1.To identify and quantify the potential market demand for Aqua Power Shark and confirm commercial viability 2.To test the Aqua Power Shark and obtain feedback from real clients about pricing, usability and required features 3.To identify the development steps to bring the current prototype to a final saleable product that meets clients’ needs. 4.To develop a three-year business plan.
Expected results and effects
Overall, the result of the project is very good. It has given the expected effects regarding an enhanced knowledge about the market, the customers need as well as the products fit to these requirements. The result gives the company a great opportunity to continue the work towards a full commercialisation of the technology with the knowledge that there is a great with in-between the customer’s need and the performance if the technology. Furthermore, the company can conclude that there is a relevant and feasible business plan as a foundation to commercialise the technology.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been performed with great support from customers and other actors within the industry in order to prepare a market introduction for the technology in best possible way. The setup of the project was favorable for the company also in a long term perspective in a way that the result of the pilot installations, the customer feedback and the business plan will be used long after the end of the project.