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S.D.S. Report Summary

Project ID: 728100

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - S.D.S. (an innovative system for building hulls for recreational and work boats)

Reporting period: 2016-06-01 to 2016-11-30

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The S.D.S. (Strength Distribution System) project consists of the creation of an innovative system for the construction of hulls for recreational and work boats. The S.D.S. will be revolutionary because it does not act on materials but the shape, thus making it possible to make lighter structures without using raw materials or particularly expensive construction processes. As a result we will be able to build lighter boats which consume and pollute less and that have a greater load capacity. Although specifically designed for use with electrical or hybrid propulsion, boats made with the S.D.S. can also be used with traditional engines.
SAM sas is a small artisanal company and so will need to find externally the economic resources to continue with this project, which could completely change the future of SAM sas and its “stakeholders”. The work program topic to which our proposal relates is the “Work Program-Smart Green and Integrated Transport, point 4 Waterborne”, given that the Strength Distribution System allows considerable improvement in the characteristics of a means of transport, which a boat is.
The aim of this feasibility study is to evaluate, on the basis of the market research carried out, of technical trials and of our first-hand experience, whether this project is possible and economically viable.

Bolzano Italy, 30 November 2016

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Market analysis; analysis of internal strengths and skills; technical analysis of the project; Economic Cost Analysis.
This study has not only confirmed the economic soundness of the project but has allowed us to discover new business opportunities. At the same time, however, it has highlighted its weak points and the operational difficulties that lie ahead, such as the need to find a financer and the difficulty of successfully protecting the system with a patent.
This feasibility study has been fundamental for our small firm, has enabled us to evaluate the project and the firm better and to decide to go on with S.D.S. with a solid basis of knowledge and greater confidence.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The project S.D.S. will allow us to enter a new technology with the market sensitive, positive impact on the environment.
And this is our greatest satisfaction. In the short to medium term our economic goals remain those of a small/micro industrial firm, that is, with a light streamlined company structure.
The project S.D.S. will serve in each case to consolidate the company's turnover and to build new business opportunities.

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Record Number: 195060 / Last updated on: 2017-02-20
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