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Opportunity

Husqvarna Forest & Garden offers a wide range of handheld tools for forests and parks, such as chainsaws, leaf blowers, and more. These tools are either electric, using lithium-ion battery cells, or gas-powered with two-stroke internal combustion engines, especially designed for professional use. We are now seeking innovative ideas to improve the energy efficiency of battery-powered handheld products. This would involve extending product runtime for a certain power level by investigating new blower technologies and trimmer gears.

Opportunity overview

At Husqvarna, we are committed to our science-based targets for reducing CO2 emissions. However, some working circumstances, particularly in professional use, still find gas-powered tools more convenient. The current energy density of lithium-ion batteries, both gravimetrically and volumetrically, is not sufficiently high. Carrying the required batteries for a full working day, especially for professionals, becomes unrealistic due to their weight.

Therefore, we are seeking innovative ideas to improve the energy efficiency of battery-powered handheld products. This would involve extending product runtime for a certain power level by investigating new blower technologies and trimmer gears. Potential solutions might include redesigning handheld blowers to optimize energy efficiency and new gear technologies and low friction coatings for energy-efficient gears.

Examples we're looking for

Aerodynamic design

Enhancing aerodynamic efficiency can reduce energy losses and improve airflow performance.

Low friction coatings

New low-friction coatings in gears could be a game-changer in terms of energy efficiency and runtime.

Product usability

Data-driven solutions guiding workers on efficient product usage can result in accomplishing more in less time.

Husqvarna Group was founded in 1689 and is today a world-leading manufacturer of innovative products and solutions for forest, park, and garden management. The range includes robotic lawnmowers, chainsaws, trimmers, riding lawnmowers, and garden irrigation. Husqvarna Group is also a leader in equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group's products and solutions are mainly sold under the global Husqvarna and Gardena brands via direct sales, dealers, and retailers to consumers and professional users in more than 100 countries.
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