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Marjan van Aubel wins July's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award!

Tue, 01 September 2015

Marjan van Aubel won July’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for her business, CAVENTOU.
Marjan van Aubel won July’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for her business, CAVENTOU. 
 
CAVENTOU create sustainable smart objects that use the property of colour to convert sunlight into energy. Their first product, the Current Table, functions as a source of energy to charge your devices. The entire top surface of the Current Table is made of dye-sensitised solar cells which, unlike traditional PV cells, operate efficiently under diffused sunlight. This makes Current Table the first piece of furniture capable of harvesting energy indoors. CAVENTOU is working with tech companies to develop a sensor that is integrated into the table to make it a smart object, which reads information on its environment, such as light intensity, and shares this back to the user.
 
Commiserations to Zakari Ajia (GreenPad Enterprise), Risha Jindal (DIGIMEAL), Filippo Massarelli (Ikinen) and Andrei Toma (Homepod) who were shortlisted but did not win this time and are encouraged to reapply.
 

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