An SME from Northern Sweden in the area of energy efficiency has developed a patented appliance that makes hot water tapping more energy efficient and comfortable by reducing the waiting time for the water to reach the desired temperature. It also has an effect on legionella bacteria. The company wants to find distribution partners worldwide.
A startup SME from Northern Sweden in the area of energy efficiency has developed a hot water tapping technology that makes hot water tapping more efficient. Today, hot water tapping is associated with waste of energy and unnecessary water consumption, as you have to wait for the hot water to reach the tap. The lukewarm water left in the system is also an environment for legionella growth. The appliance offered recovers the energy normally wasted from hot water pipes. The system pulls back the water from the pipe when not required, and momentarily puts it back on the tap when wanted. This increases user comfort as the hot water comes instantly from the tap. In addition, the system prevents the growth of legionella bacteria in the hot water system. The company wants expand faster on the European market and is therefore looking for partners interested in a long-term distribution services agreement. The appliances will be produced in Sweden and shipped to the distributor.
Innovations and advantages
The company is a startup that wants to grow fast, and the production capacity will grow over time. The product is patented. When not in use the hot water pipe is empty. When the tap is turned on the hot water flow is instant. The system saves water as there is no waiting for the hot water to reach the tap. The product saves energy that otherwise is wasted from the pipe. It prevents growth of legionella bacteria and also saves water as there is no waiting time for the water to reach the wanted temperature.
Market application codes
05007007 Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
06006003 Heat recovery
07004003 Home furnishing and housewares
Intellectual property rights
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
Area of partner's activity
The partner should be an existing distributor or installation company in the areas of building construction, water installation appliances and plumbing. The partner's role in the cooperation would be to distribute and install the client's product.