Boulogne-Billancourt, December 3nd, 2019 - The Social and Sustainable Impact Department has today signed a partnership with Nino Robotics, designer of a new type of "seated, personal transporters" aimed at changing the perception of transport solutions adapted to people with disabilities or of reduced mobility. Through this investment, the Group is pursuing its mission to develop sustainable and accessible mobility solutions for all.
As part of this partnership, Groupe Renault will provide financial support to Nino Robotics via
Mobilize Invest, an investment company dedicated to projects with a strong social impact in the field of mobility and undertakes to set up a sponsorship scheme through working sessions with its engineers (battery experts, motorization, connectivity, etc.). The objective of this support is to contribute to the development of Nino Robotics and in particular of NINO4, its future electric transporter, to increase production to an industrial scale.
With NINO4, Pierre Bardina, founder of Nino Robotics, intends to offer a solution far removed from those usually offered to people with reduced mobility. In addition to its highly recognizable, sleek and colorful design, as well as its minimal space requirement, this "seated personal transporter" will also be connected to provide users with data, such as battery charge level, speed and mileage. A "Follow Me" function will allow a third party to guide NINO4 and its user by auto-follow. To date, Nino Robotics has developed and markets two products: Nino, a self-balanced personal carrier and One, a scooter designed for wheelchairs.
Pierrick Cornet, Alliance Project Director and mentor of Nino Robotics, said:
Electric, connected and accessible to as many people as possible, Nino Robotics' vision of mobility is in line with Groupe Renault’s strategy and social commitment. As a mentor, my mission is to connect and enlighten the potential links between Nino Robotics and the automotive world, and to facilitate the sharing of experiences... We deeply appreciate this opportunity to promote exchanges between our teams and Nino Robotics: this meets to the ambition of many employees of the Group, including myself, to get involved in actions with a societal objective.
Pierre Bardina, CEO of de Nino Robotics:
Nino Robotics was created to meet the mobility needs of all those who walk little, badly or not at all. The concept of NINO4 is to create the desire to use a small electric device with a disruptive design. NINO4 is driven by everyone, including seniors, people with disabilities, or anyone with difficulties in their movements or movements, temporarily or permanently. Because Nino Robotics' design significantly improves self-esteem, it has a very strong influence on the socialization of its users and, by rebound, on their morale and health. The machines created by Nino Robotics are social machines, creating mobility, modernity and connection.
About Groupe Renault
Groupe Renault has manufactured cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.9 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2018, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To address the major technological challenges of the future, while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault is focusing on international expansion. To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports, a real vector for innovation and awareness.
About Nino Robotics
Created in December 2014, Nino Robotics was created to meet the mobility needs of all those who walk little, badly or not at all. A strong design, cutting-edge technologies and ease of use make Nino Robotics products unique mobility solutions. Nino Robotics' mission is to meet a need for mobility, but also to change the way people look at things and make daily travel a unique pleasure.
Nino Robotics has designed and markets 2 products: Nino, a self-balanced personal carrier and One, a scooter designed for wheelchairs. Since its creation, the company has sold more than 400 Nino and 140 One for a total turnover of nearly 2.5 million euros. With NINO4, Nino Robotics takes a turning point by entering the world of MaaS, and micro-mobility.