Dr Keith Alexander from Canterbury University wanted to buy his kids a safe trampoline, but he found there wasn't such a thing.
As an inventor he decided to redesign how a recreational trampoline works.
The result was the Springfree™ Trampoline, a true innovation in trampoline technology that has spun out from its public research origins into a successful commercial venture.
The successful commercialisation of this technology has resulted in significant economic benefits to New Zealand, creating jobs and building capability for New Zealand.
The Springfree™ Trampoline company has a strong international presence, particularly in North America and China. 40,000 units are currently sold annually internationally (including 1800 in NZ), with production expected to increase 50% in 2014. Springfree™ Trampolines is achieving great traction internationally, featuring as one of Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘12 Days of Christmas’ audience giveaways in 2010.
Springfree™ Trampoline was a finalist for the Commercial Deal Award at the 2014 KiwiNet Awards.