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NÜWIEL

Problem

Urban mobility contributes to 40% of all CO2 emissions caused by the road transport. It is not only aggravating climate change but also threatening the health of people living in urban centers.
For this reason package delivery companies are willing and committed to become more sustainable and even vehicle-free in urban centers.

Solution

NÜWIEL enables emission free and e icient last-mile delivery by providing the world’s first e-powered bicycle trailers with safety brake system and automatic motion control. NÜWIEL-trailer “knows” exactly when to accelerate, decelerate and brake.

Uniqueness, Technology overview, barriers to competition

Clean transportation solution: zero emission, zero noise, zero pollution.
Ease of use: 1 second to connect to ANY bicycle or electric bike. No training required. A bike courier can start
using the NÜWIEL-trailer instantly.
Increased e ectiveness of existing infrastructure: x3 times more payload of existing cargobike (up to 200kg), no e ort for the bike courier.
Multimodal: disconnected from a bike the NÜWIEL-trailer can be used as a motorized handcart in pedestrian zones and indoors.
Flexible size: any type of transport box (EUR6, EUR1) to carry bulky, fragile and temperature sensitive packages

Market size and analysis

Courier-Express-Parcel market (CEP) is a global 304B EUR market growing at a CAGR of 5.78% during the period 2016-2020.
NÜWIEL’s first market is express and parcel delivery in Germany with 5,8B EUR revenue pool for motorized transport vehicles. A DLR study reveals that 70% of motorized car trips can be shi ed to cycling, which makes our addressable market 4B EUR.

Traction

4 LOIs and pilot projects with package delivery companies, including UPS and Liefery (Hermes Group) 3 working prototypes built and tested 3 consecutive times selected for the Climate KIC Accelerator program and Autobahn Plug&Play. 2 development contracts pending. Collaboration to build a custom model of NÜWIEL-trailer. 1 of the 10 startups worldwide selected for the IKEA Bootcamp Program Pre-production model of the trailer will be launched in Q4 2017. Pre-series (100+ units) starts in 2018, following a series production (1.000+ units) in 2019.

Core Team

First Name Last Name Job Title Impressive Facts
Natalia Tomiyama Finance & Marketing (MSc in Mechanical Engineering/MBA in Technology Management) 5 years of experience in project management and market analysis for companies like Airbus and Jaguar. Natalia raised 4M EUR for developing the first Entrepreneurship Center in Hamburg.
Fahad Khan Product Development & Technology (Double MSc in Aerospace Engineering) 6 years of experience in Design for Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping in the aerospace industry. As a leading engineer, Fahad carried out complete design, manufacturing and testing of autonomous drone systems.
Sandro Rabbiosi Production & Sourcing (MSc Production Management/MBA Technology Management) 5 years of experience in Production and Project Management at the Körber Group. Sandro redesigned two manufacturing plants improving their manufacturing e iciencies for the world’s second largest forkli company.

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