A UK based SME has developed and submitted a patent for a children's bike seat / push chair conversion. Currently the product is manufactured and offered in the Czech Republic. The company is looking for distributors in Europe and overseas of bikes, push chairs, and similar child products who want to upgrade their existing product range.
The UK company has submitted a patent for a solution for conversion of child push chairs into children's bike seats. The new solution allows the push chair to be folded and wholly mounted on the front or rear fender of the bike as a bike child seat. When stationary the child/baby can be removed from the seat, after which the seat can be easily dismantled from the bike frame and turned into a conventional push chair. The security of the child/baby during the seat utilization on the bike is tested and guaranteed for a weight up to 15 kg. The push chair is made of super lightweight aluminium. The product is available in different metallic and matt colours. For the sought seats and push chair manufacturers the company can accommodate cosmetic changes necessary for achieving visual compatibility with the bike seat. The product meets the EU standards EN 1888 and EN14344 for child use articles. Currently the product is manufactured and offered in the Czech Republic. The company is looking to reach out to distributors of child products in the rest of Europe and overseas, preferably push chairs and bikes, with whom to conclude distribution agreements.
Innovations and advantages
The current limitation of existing bike child/baby seats is that once the bicycle has reached its destination the child/baby has to walk or be carried, as it is not possible for the biking adult to have a push chair with them. This makes outdoor walks difficult for biking parents. The existing alternatives on the market are the very expensive three-wheeled bicycles folding into push chairs.
Market application codes
07004008 Other consumer products
09003004 Distributors, imports and wholesalers
Type of partner sought
The partner sought is ideally a child seat or push chair distributor with already established links to retailers in their region who wants to include the dual purpose bike child seat as an add-on to their product range.