We are proud to announce that EU Startup Services secured a grant of €2,48m – close to the maximum amount allowed under the SME Instrument Phase 2 – for Mobius Protection Systems, an Israeli company, for their disruptive innovation – SAFESEAT – to reduce child casualties and injuries in traffic collisions.
There are 1.3 million children involved in motor vehicle crashes each year, making them the leading cause of death and injury among children below 1 year of age. This is an unacceptably high burden on Europe’s society and economy. Despite many initiatives being taken, progress made in child restraint systems in the last decade is small compared to the advancements made in adult occupant protection in that same period.
SAFESEAT is a next generation smart Child Restraint System using breakthrough multiple-patented technology, introducing new levels of road safety for children. By overcoming the limitations observed in the state of the art seats, Mobius’ innovation increases safety by a factor of 4 compared to statutory requirements, and by a factor of 2 compared to the safest products on the market, and is far superior in terms of usability.
The company – Mobius Protection Systems – specializes in energy absorption technologies and systems, as a developer, manufacturer of systems for crash and blast protection, for military vehicles and aviation applications. The objective of the project is to transfer the technology onto child restraint systems in the ultimate goal of introducing the product to the civilian market.
Mobius’ Proposal received 14.10 out of 15 under the topic Small business innovation research for Transport and Smart Cities Mobility at the June 2017 cut-off.
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