A Chinese shipbuilding company seeks robotic technology that is able to walk across the seabed and navigate robots precisely

This company, established in 1999, manufactures and repairs marine equipment and facilities used for ocean freight, sea mining, and the general marine industry. Its key products include: various weighted drydocks, slipways, crude oil tankers, shuttle tankers, and FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading). Currently, the group is developing deep sea mining robots for metal sulphide.

Joint research, JV, and direct purchase of this mature robot technology, are all acceptable options for the Chinese company.

The robot is expected to have comprehensive abilities and be able to walk, climb, cross ditches, and avoid obstacles on the extremely soft and bumpy seabed. It is also required to have precise navigation and position technology, with calibration systems to enable the robot to arrive at the right mining point.

Robot technology criteria and parameters are requested as follows:

- water depth: 3km 
- scale of sea state: 4 
- ground pressure: 3 to 5kpa 
- speed: 2m/s 
- up and low climbing height: 20 metres 
- lateral climbing height:10 metres 
- width of the ditch: 1 metre 
- positioning accuracy: 2 metres

Closing Date: 28/02/2018

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A growing company is seeking a 3D high-end technology academic research team from a UK university or professional research institution

It is one of China’s most advanced crushing-equipment design and manufacturing companies. Established in October 1992, it is a comprehensive company engaged in R&D, manufacturing, and sales of large and medium grinding machines. It is a high-tech privately owned enterprise which engages in social responsibility activities. It is now undergoing the process of going public, and would like to create more benefits to its shareholders and society by utilising its resources and capital. Therefore, it is seeking a UK high-tech academic organisation to cooperate with.

It is looking forward to cooperating with universities or academies for 3D printing techniques. It would prefer to directly work with the research team. Joint-ventures or purchase service cooperation models can also be considered.

Closing Date: 08/04/2018

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A Chinese enterprise offers intelligent industrial wearable devices for distribution agreement (Ref: BOCN20170829001)

A Chinese company, specialized in intelligent industrial wearable devices, is offering a new product. This product could be used as storage management and devices management in various industries, such as e-commerce logistics, electrical household appliances manufacturing, chemical engineering manufacturing industry, etc.

They are looking for European wholesalers and distributors for distribution agreements.

Closing Date: 09/01/2019

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*Opportunities supplied by the Department for International Trade & Europe Enterprise Network.

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