We have received confirmation that our final report in the ACTTiVAte project has been accepted. This marks the end of this stage of works on BubbleFoot – a device for diabetic foot carboxytherapy with the use of micro- and nanobubble technology (MNB). The support we received from the ACTTiVAte project was manifold. In addition to the financial grant, it included training, workshops and mentoring, the value of which is invaluable to us.
We intend to work on and refine the product we built the prototype of. We are also looking for an investor who would wish to co-finance its commercialization. We see a place on the market for four technologically related device groups, targeted at slightly different recipients – from individual users, through wellness & SPA rooms, physiotherapeutic practices, to hospitals and outpatient clinics. The benefit for patients who, thanks to using BubbleFoot, can avoid painful ailments or even amputations, would be huge.
With great joy at yesterday’s gala, we received the distinguished award from Almæ Matris of two of us (Jacek Kosiec and Artur Thielmann), awarded to our company in the UW Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The jury of the competition appreciated the potential of the technologies we propose and the contribution that we can make to the development of the Polish economy.
We have been implementing a project for the European Space Agency (ESA) since January. We have been selected as a subcontractor of Creotech Instruments S.A. to carry out a research and development project whose aim is to develop a device for contactless removal of molecular contamination from the surface of satellite components before sending them into space. Creotech is responsible for developing the general concept of the device, its mechanical parts and sub-systems related to the feeding and collection of the cleaning agent. Our task is to produce the cleaning agent and to perform the necessary analyses – both of the cleaned surface and the collected contaminants.
Requirements set by ESA are very difficult to meet, and the device would replace the methods used so far, based on the use of aggressive chemicals, with the use of water with gas nanobubbles. Due to the need to avoid secondary contamination of the surface by cleaning agent residues (e.g., stains), we intend to use the so-called ultrapure water and gas subjected to multistage filtration.
The preliminary design work, constituting the content of the first stage, was accepted by ESA during the System Requirements Review (SRR), and we proceeded to the implementation of the second stage, in which we will design laboratory testing facilities.
Today, the Extraordinary General Meeting of our subsidiary – Water Bubble Technologies sp. z o.o., took place, which changed the Company Agreement and introduced a new partner. It is ASI Bridge Alfa Bitspiration Booster sp. z o.o. sp. k. – an investment fund that decided to invest in WBT the money of its (private) founders and to transfer a grant from the National Fund for Research and Development. Water Bubble Technologies will commercialize fine bubble technology in two areas: improving the quality and reducing the costs of wastewater treatment, so that water can be returned to the local hydrological system and water purification for communal and industrial purposes. Thanks to the innovative approach to the construction of the treatment plant, it will be possible to achieve the same efficiency as for traditional treatment plants, occupying 20% of the area, using 50% energy, eliminating the use of aggressive chemicals, producing better quality output water and sludge suitable for recycling and eliminating the emission of odours. Water purification plants designed by WBT will produce healthier drinking water or better purified water for technological purposes, also with significant energy savings and without the use of potentially harmful chemical agents for its disinfection. The water supply systems designed by WBT will be protected against the formation of microbiological biofilms and mineral deposition.
Our company became one of the five laureates of the 13th edition of the ARP Innovation Pitch. The experts at Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY recognised the benefits of fine bubble technology we presented. We were invited to cooperate in finding areas in the Company production processes, where our solutions can be implemented.
Our proposed “BubbleFoot” project has been qualified for financing as part of the ACTTiVAte program. The project concerns preparation of the commercialisation of a diabetic foot cabroxytharapy device. Soaking feet in water with nano-bubbles of carbon dioxide can lower the risk or recurrence of the unpleasant ailment as much as sevenfold.