Thin films for strong transparent materials - 2 - market establishment and customer adopted prototypes
Purpose and goal
The project aims to reach and establish on the market the company´s innovation "hard thin films for transparent materials" by fulfilling the milestones a) an upscaling of the process and manufacture generic prototypes where several different materials are coated and demonstrated for potential customers b) a significant increase of the number of personal contacts with potential customers c) an establishment of customer relationships through development of prototypes in close co-operation with the customer and according to the customer´s specific needs
Expected results and effects
The outcome of the project is expected to result in permanent employees at the company and customers willing to pay for prototype development. The contacts with potential new customers is estimated to have increased by at least a factor four compared to the situation at project launch. The company´s potential and ability to establish a market position is expected to increase significantly. A demonstrated customer potential for the company is expected to increase the potential to attract investors providing the investment capital necessary for the future growth of the company.
Planned approach and implementation
The project consists of 4 work packages: 1) Upscaling and optimization of process parameters for coating larger areas and produce generic prototypes. 2) Establish new and consolidate existing customer contacts at visits where customer needs are identified and the prototype development outcome is evaluated. 3) Prototype development in co-operation with the customer based on specific needs. 4) Positioning of IPR where the injunction on patent application are met according to the previous strategy and adjustments/preparations for the national phases of the patent application