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Innovative Bicycle Trailer Developed at French cMDF iPRODUCE Hackathon

Innovative Bicycle Trailer Developed at French cMDF iPRODUCE Hackathon

The iPRODUCE Hackathon, brought together teams from various locations, including the French cMDF. At the French cMDF, the Hackathon took place at FabLab Vosges and Excelcar from Friday 21 April to Saturday 22 April 2023. Among the participants, the winning team, known as the ‘FabLab’ team, developed an innovative bicycle trailer that can be attached and adapted to any traditional bike. Let’s explore the features and concept behind their winning entry.

  1. Project Concept: The FabLab team’s project focused on creating a solution that would benefit people with pets while considering the ecological advantages of cycling.
  2. Unique Design and Production Steps: The FabLab team’s entry stands out due to its unique design and production process. By incorporating their expertise in both the Fablab and iPRODUCE tools, they ensured a seamless product development flow. Their innovative approach set their project apart from existing ideas in the marketplace.
  3. Versatile Applications: The bicycle trailer developed by the FabLab team holds potential in wider markets. With further development, it could be produced on a larger scale, catering to a broader audience. However, the team acknowledges the need to address the weight of the trailer by exploring alternative materials to enhance its market viability.
  4. Benefits of Participating in the iPRODUCE Hackathon: The FabLab team found numerous benefits in participating in the iPRODUCE Hackathon. Firstly, they had the opportunity to collaborate with other fablabs and individuals, expanding their network and knowledge base. Additionally, the Hackathon provided them with a platform to showcase their project, increasing its visibility and opening doors for potential partnerships or investments.
  5. Acknowledgment as Hackathon Winners: As one of the winners of the iPRODUCE Hackathon, the FabLab team expresses their gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the event. They highlight the positive impact it has had on their project, emphasizing their happiness and appreciation for the results achieved.

The iPRODUCE Hackathon not only facilitated innovation but also fostered collaboration and recognition. The FabLab team’s bicycle trailer exemplifies the inventive spirit and problem-solving mindset encouraged by the iPRODUCE initiative. With their unique design, market potential, and recognition as winners, the FabLab team has laid the foundation for further development and success.

iPRODUCE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 870037. This publication reflects only the author’s view and that the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


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