Last week we were delighted to find out that we have won the June round of Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Futures award! Not only do we get support for winning, but we also get the opportunity to pitch in the Entrepreneur of the Year award early in 2016.
What made the LiveWIRE success so exciting is that a large part of the reason we have won this is down to people like yourself voting for our idea and video on the website. We have been in lots of competitions where our application or pitch gets judged by a panel and your success (or not as the case may be!) is dependant on the jury’s considered opinion. But this award was different…if we were going to stand a chance of winning it, we needed you to think it was a good idea – and a lot of you!
We have been working hard at bringing the idea of Breathaboard to life over the last 9 months and this award, and the support and messages that we have received during it, is a great boost to our developments and keeps us striving towards the goal! Creating a totally new product and building a business to support this is not always easy and the successes along the way make it well worth it. We want to give a big shout out and thanks to all that have written to us with messages of support, taken the time to vote (even though the system was not the most friendly!) and generally shared our idea with your friends and networks. We really do appreciate it and couldn’t have won with out it!
So, what next? Well, after a big party……no, no, no,no. We have about 80 pioneering customers that all want to use Breathaboard in their homes, build projects and and for their clients, so we are totally focussed on finding a solution to make our first batches of Breathaboard to be able to satisfy our pioneer customers. We will be busy down in the pilot plant developing the production process and developing relationships with manufacturers. Its an exciting time at Adaptavate and we can’t wait to get our product in some houses! We have some exciting trial projects coming up in late 2015 which we are preparing for. Then it will soon be time for the October Grand Designs Live Show at the NEC where we are Kevin’s Green Heroes! So maybe we will see you there?
In an age where we we have so many demands for our time and social media is pulling us in so many different directions for our attention, I know it can be difficult to prioritise what gets the share, the like, comment, retweet or click. But I also know that is feels great that each and every one of you who has taken the time to read this, click and vote and generally support us, has helped us be successful in the Shell LiveWIRE award!
I think it shows that, no matter how ‘small’ the perceived action is, all these small actions can come together to help make a potential change and impact. Each one of your votes really does contribute towards Adaptavate making a positive change with regards to how we make materials of the future. So, with excitement for what is to come and gratitude for your support, Alberto and I thank you!
2-4-6-8, everybody Adaptavate!
Written by Tom Robinson