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Worldwide first bone screw without synthetic implants for surgical treatment of bone fractures, malpositioning and diseasesTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / AUSTRIA / TOAT20180326001
An Austrian SME has developed the first functioning screws for medical and surgical purposes which are made of human biological bone material. These screws are used to (re)connect or stabilize injured bones in the case of bone fractures or arthrosis without the need for metal implants. In this way an improved healing process and an improved welfare of patients can be reached while costs are reduced. The company is looking for commercial, licence and manufacturing agreements.

Belgian company hosting an online sales platform seeks consumer products to distribute on a consignation base

A Belgian company is seeking suppliers of consumer products in order to sell these products in Europe by means of the different online marketplaces. The cooperation will be based on a no cure no pay distribution services agreement.

Belgian company looking for manufacturers of corten steel products

A Belgian company, specialized in selling products for the garden and landscape industry, is looking for metal production partners for the manufacturing of products made of corten steel.

Belgian manufacturer of domestic - hobby greenhouses and equipment is looking for distributors active in the landscaping, gardening and horticulture sector

The Belgian company, founded in 1986, is a manufacturer of aluminium hobby greenhouses and equipment. They are looking to expand their business and therefore are looking for distributors in the gardening, agriculture and horticulture sector.

Innovative dry building system is looking for agents

A Belgian company, developer of an innovative system of building walls with no use of water or cement, is looking for agents to expand their business abroad.

Bespoke production of welded PP and PE products (vessels, tubes, roofing, reservoirs) is offered via subcontracting or manufacturing agreement by a Czech SME

A Czech SME engaged in the production of welded plastic products is offering bespoke production or small series of PP (polypropylene) and PE (polyethylene) tubes, vessels, reservoirs, double-shell safety tanks and similar products. Partners demanding subcontracting or manufacturing agreement are looked for.

A Czech company offering comprehensive solutions for secure and anonymous communication is looking for partners

A Czech IT company specialised in delivering software solution for secure communication is looking for agents/representatives and is offering its services abroad. The company is offering its products and competences and is looking for partners within commercial agency agreement and services agreement.

Customized gas mixing and analysing systems for optimal productivity of microalgae

Algae show great potential for applications in clean energy and mobility, nutrition, pharmaceutics and cosmetics. A Northern German SME in cooperation with renowned experts in microalgae biotechnology developed gas mixing and analysing systems for cultivation of microalgae, that allow for precise dosing, supply and analysis of gases and can be customized to any specific requirements. Commercial agreements with technical assistance are offered to companies and research institutions.

Hungarian SME is looking for distribution/financial agreement for their automatic blood group serological technology

A Hungarian SME developed a fully automated self-washing instrument and the only automatic system making the evaluation of every blood-group serological reaction possible, using the „gold standard” tube technique. The cost-effective, unique solution can be used for every task of the blood-group serological routine. The potential users can be small or middle-size pre-transfusion laboratories. The company is looking for distributors and/or financial partners.

A Hungarian company, specialized in the distribution of medical devices and of dietary supplements for special medical purposes, is looking for products to complete its range

A Hungarian SME, which deals with the distribution of health related products (medical devices, dietary supplements) is open to various cooperation possibilities based on trade intermediary services. The company is looking for new products to widen its range of products, especially nutraceuticals and medical devices. The company is looking for partners from the European Union and Switzerland.

Italian manufacturing of knitwear offered; an Italian company is interested in manufacturing agreements with foreign fashion brands

The Italian company is specialized in the manufacturing of knitwear for external brands; the company is interested in manufacturing agreements with foreign fashion brands. Partners can be from any country.

An Italian producer of artisanal sweetened creams liqueurs and traditional liqueurs is looking for distributors and commercial agents in all EU countries

An Italian producer of artisanal and entirely handmade sweetened creams liqueurs and traditional liqueurs, based in Messina (Sicily) seeks distributors and commercial agents in all EU countries to promote the Italian and international tradition of artisanal liqueurs. The company is interested in partners operating in the high-end HoReCa (Hotels, Restaurant, Café/Catering) sector.

A Japanese manufacturer of Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) lighting fixtures for commercial use is looking for a distribution partner in Europe

A Japanese company pioneer in the Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) for lighting food in supermarkets is looking to achieve a distribution agreement partnership with EU distributors having strong networks with chain of retail stores. Their LED lighting is CE certified and provides higher luminance compared to industry standard. The LED can also be combined with hand-crafted colour filters developed by the company.

A Japanese company provides analysis services to asses conformity of cosmetic products in order to comply with standards of the Japanese market

A Japanese company is offering its services to European manufacturers who want to export cosmetic products to Japan. The company can provide necessary testing and formulation checks to ensure that the product meets Japanese safety and quality regulations on cosmetics. The Japanese company can also provide an immediate feedback to European manufacturers, in case any revisions are needed before the market entry. An outsourcing or service agreement will be achieved with interested partners.

The first Jordanian art incubator is looking for marketing agents in the European markets for their unique products and partnership with interested counterparts in art to develop new programs

A Jordanian group of youth started a project in 2015 as an incubator for art and the only one in Jordan. The incubator aims to gather the artists in one platform so they can have the space, the facilities and the opportunity to be more creative individually or with other artists. The hub is looking to establish international partnerships especially with the EU, to expose their product to the external market through commercializing agent agreement.

Technology for production of bio-fertilizers

A company from Latvia specialised in bioreactor line design and manufacturing offers a technology for production of biological products that increases soil fertility, restores its natural balance and increases plant productivity. Main advantage of the technology is that the operator mistake risk is minimised and the process is automated. The company offers commercial agreement with technical assistance.

H2020 M-ERA NET call 2018 - Innovative technology for production of high-strength composite roadside barriers – partners are sought from any organisation eligible to participate in the call and able to perform tasks described in the summary

A project proposal for M-ERA.NET Call is under preparation. Objective of the project is to develop production technology for thermoplastic composite roadside barriers, progressing from TRL2 to at least TRL4. The design and manufacture technology of barriers will be worked out by the research institute from Latvia. Partners are sought for high-rate mechanical testing of materials, crash simulations of the virtual barrier prototypes, certification of the barriers, and coordination of the project.

Qatari fiberglass products manufacturer looks for distributors and trade agents.

Qatari manufacturer of products made of fiberglass like: tanks, vessels, manhole liners, decorative domes, car-park shades, hotel and garden furniture, cabins and partitions is looking for distributors and trade agents active and experienced in the spheres of industry supplies and outdoor life.

Qatari based medical devices trading company is looking to distribute innovative medical devices.

This Qatari based medical devices trading company is already working in the following areas: (surgery, anesthesia, Ob/Gyn (obstetrics and gynecology) paediatrics, infection control, atmosphere control & consumables. The company is looking to expand its established medical devices dealership portfolio in Qatar. A cooperation based on the distribution service agreement is considered.

Romanian importer of raticides, insecticides, repellents and fertilizers is looking for new products to distribute

Established in Transylvania more than 20 years ago, a Romanian company is actively involved in the field of import and sale of raticides, insecticides, repellents and fertilizers. The company has a wide portfolio of products, but it is always open for new products launched on the external market. Therefore it is interested in finding new foreign producers interested in entering the Romanian market.

Romanian importer and distributor of livestock (cattle, horses) products and accessories is looking for new products to represent and/or to distribute

A small Romanian company from Transylvania is actively involved in the sale of products and accessories for the animal husbandry sector. The company imports and distributes various cattle and horse products and accessories. The company is willing to act as an agent to represent foreign manufacturer’s products on the North-West Romanian market or to act as distributor to sell the products in its own shop.

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018 the government announced a £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project which also includes businesses, and can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £500.

One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future.
How do you apply?
The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers, so if you are interested in receiving a voucher:
  1. Check whether there are suppliers in your area in the postcode search on the website.
  2. Check whether you are eligible for a voucher by reading the website.
 Vouchers are issued to the supplier only to offset the cost of installation to your premises.
For full details about whether you are eligible for a voucher and to connect you to a full fibre broadband supplier, go to:
For Northern Ireland specific contracts, there are a number of sources of information specifically for contracts within Northern Ireland. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) handles contracts for a number of government departments.

You can find a list of current tender opportunities on the CPD website. Again, there is no email alert facility that we can find which makes the content difficult to adapt to the Bulletin format.

133123 - - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Last Mile Delivery
Publication date:  27-04-2018
Response deadline:  18-06-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: DCC Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Both Dublin and Belfast city council are looking for ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of deliveries, reducing the number of goods vehicles in their respective urban centres, which in turn will improve air quality, noise pollution and road safety. This needs to be achieved in a way that minimises the financial impact to business in both cities. We are confident that innovative and new approaches are possible leveraging new technology opportunities and business models which can also ensure the future competitiveness of Dublin and Belfast. Annex B includes some examples of current best practice solutions.
Buyer: Dublin City Council

132974 - A5 Every Story Matters - A5 Every Story Matters
Publication date:  25-04-2018
Response deadline:  11-05-2018 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: A conflict mediation programme that will up skill and support young members of the community to become recognised as active civic leaders.
Buyer: Donegal County Council

132978 - A1 Youth Training Project - Youth Training Project
Publication date:  25-04-2018
Response deadline:  11-05-2018 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: To develop a programme of three intensive youth training programmes of cross border and cross community activities to create a greater understanding and respect for diversity, access new opportunities and become active citizens.
Buyer: Donegal County Council

132937 - ENQEIR610 - Business Coaching Services
Publication date:  24-04-2018
Response deadline:  24-05-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: EirGrid Negotiated Procedure (Non OJEU)
Description: Business coaching is a professional relationship designed to bring about change for an individual, group of individuals and/or teams within an organisation. It facilitates performance, learning & development of people and is about improving effectiveness and achieving results. The objective is to help coachees to maximise their personal and professional potential to enable them to deliver the organisation’s strategic objectives. As part of our ongoing commitment to continuous development, EirGrid wishes to provide access to business coaching to staff. This may take the form of One to One coaching and/or team based coaching. Tenderers are invited to submit a tender for one or all of the applicable Lots in accordance with this RFP: Lot 1: One to One Coaching Lot 2: Group Coaching/Collective Coaching The framework agreement period will be for three years with an option to extend annually for an additional two years, subject always to the satisfactory performance of each member. Lot 1: Multi-party Framework It is estimated that 3-5 companies will be included in the final framework for Lot 1 subject to the quality of responses received. Lot 2: Multi-party Framework with Mini-tender EirGrid intends to establish a multi supplier framework for this Lot containing 3-5 companies subject to the quality of responses received. Once this Framework Agreement is in place and as and when requirements arise, contracts will be awarded to framework members following a mini-tender competition. EirGrid reserves the right to vary the application and weighting of the criteria for the award of subsequent contracts, although the top level headings will not be altered.
Buyer: EirGrid plc

132915 - 18/007 - Louth County Council PEACE IV - Anti Clockwise
Publication date:  23-04-2018
Response deadline:  16-05-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: This will be a large-scale cross-border community outreach project that aims to empower and enrich the lives of children in Louth and South Armagh by bringing 350 young people between the ages of 7 and 16 together, from different schools and neighbourhoods, to participate in a large-scale production of musical excellence.
Buyer: Louth County Council

132923 - 18/008 - Louth County Council PEACE IV - Civic Leadership and Peace Building Project
Publication date:  23-04-2018
Response deadline:  16-05-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Project will address the gap between young people and the decision-making bodies that make decisions on their behalf. 40 young people (13-18 year olds) will be supported to identify the issues that affect their lives, examine the historical and cultural diversity that exists in this region and develop initiatives that will help to address legacy issues of trust, prejudice and intolerance.
Buyer: Louth County Council


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