Pictures from Paris on April 14th 2016:
On 11 March 2016, the Innovation Parade, held in Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris, which was part of the official Dutch-French Trade Mission, brought together a collection of innovating Dutch and French companies to present their unique products to the distinguished visitors, including the Dutch King and Queen, the Dutch Minister Ploumen and the French Minister Désir. This event was part of the overall State Visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to France and focused on sustainable and environmental-friendly economic initiatives.
There were five companies that have something to do with bikes:
Wander Technologies (NL)
Wyzer – the smart compass
Explore the city without a map | Create your own adventure | Make the journey your destination
Wander Technologies is a young, fresh startup that builds hardware. Smart devices that bring the wonder back to wandering. Our aim is to make your city trip an adventure by offering a whole new perspective on navigation on foot or bike. We offer city visitors a new and exciting way to explore unknown territory. For businesses in hospitality we provide a distinctive solution to offer a more valuable travel experience to their guests. We also work together with municipalities like Amsterdam, to get a grip on the increasing amount of visitors and spreading them more evenly through the city.
Holland Bikes (FR-NL) | Lopifit
The city at your feet | Introducing the latest in smart individual transport solutions
Named best Franco-Dutch Company in 2012, Holland Bikes is the leading distributor in France of city-bikes and e-bikes. In 2016 the company is launching a number of innovations promoting city cycling as a means of efficient and environment-friendly transportation. One of these innovations is the world’s first electric walking bike: the Lopifit. A new way of moving. It’s electric assist boosts your walking pace up to the speed of a regular bike. Environment friendly, fun and healthy way of exercising.
An innovative solution to transform your usual cycle into a practical and easy to handle cargo bike. Do you think that riding a bike is the best way to get around cities? We do! So we create AddBike to help you to use your bike for your daily activities. In few minutes you replace the front wheel of your bike with a two wheel frame transforming it into a carrier. Then you just add a dedicated module that best suits your needs (grocery shopping, picking up the kids...) and allows you to carry up to 35 kg!
MX3D (NL) | Arc Bicycle
MX3D Robots 3D print stainless steel bicycle, designed by students of TU Delft
At the MX3D facility in Amsterdam a student team from TU Delft has developed a fully functional 3D printed stainless steel bicycle. The students designed the frame of the bicycle to demonstrate the potential of the MX3D method for 3D printing metal.
The students achieved the goal of their three-month project by printing the bicycle frame in collaboration with a team of MX3D engineers in Amsterdam. The bicycle was designed as part of a research project at the AMS Building Fieldlab into the viability of WAAM, Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, a 3D printing technique based on MIG welding. The AMS Building Fieldlab is a collaboration between MX3D, TU Delft and AMS / Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. The collaboration focuses on the wider impact of WAAM in the city environment.
Bike trip made easy
ouibike is a new service that offers all you need for your bike rides. Once your activities are planned, you can find, select and book a bike for a ride.
No more troubles with languages or payments. With ouibike, everything is easy, quick and simple. ouibike will be available in France and in the Netherlands this summer and in other European countries later this year.