Create electricity, just by walking to class.
Pavegen is kickstarting the future of renewable energy education with power
from your footsteps. We’ve developed and proven the technology, and now we need
your help to bring it to life in schools around the world.
Pavegen harnesses the kinetic
energy from footsteps and converts it into renewable electricity. Just by
stepping, jumping, or hopping on a Pavegen floor tile, people create clean,
off-grid electricity used to power multiple applications – from lighting, to interactive
learning displays and charging points. Data on the energy harvested and
footfall can be sent immediately to any web address from each unit.
If we reach our Kickstarter target we’re going to fully fund two school projects: one in the US and one in the UK.
What is the approximate US conversion to pledge?
BECOME A PAVEGEN ANGEL: $5
PAVEGEN USB: $30
SKYPE THE TEAM: $80
LIGHT DECK: $240
ENTREPRENUERS WORKSHOP UK: $3,500
ENTREPRENUERS WORKSHOP US: $4,000
INNOVATION DAY: $5,000
PAVEGEN INSTALL: $8,000
As soon as we do hit the mark, each person who pledged will get a chance to vote for his or her school of choice – and the two schools with the most votes win the Pavegen installation. Make a pledge today to help us reach our goal!
There are more perks for pledging with Pavegen. In addition to our commitment to build two new school projects, we’ve designed a handful of exciting prizes for different pledge levels to get us on our way.
At Pavegen, our goal is to take
our proven, viable technology to scale, providing communities around the world
with a reliable, clean form of energy generation for people where and when they
need it. We’re making good progress with a number of high profile installations
– making our technology more affordable for everyone else and helping people to
understand the technology’s potential.
We believe that one of the
best ways to do get people to connect to the technology is to win the support
of the energy users of the future: young people inschools – the focus
of our Kickstarter campaign.
“We’ve created a viable new form of renewable energy that everyone can engage with. Every time someone buys, hires or steps on a Pavegen, we move one step closer to a greener, low-carbon future.”
Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder/CEO
So, what are you supporting?
One US school and one UK school will receive a fully
funded four-tile permanent Pavegen installation in a busy hallway of their
choice, complete with interactive renewable energy displays to show students the
energy they are creating with Pavegen. We’ll also include the software and
equipment to allow the Pavegen installation to send data online, for example to
a school’s homepage or other useful sites…
How does my school take part?
It’s simple. You make a pledge today. After we reach the pledge target, you will be asked which
school you would like to vote for. The two schools with the highest number of pledges
will receive a Pavegen installation.
Remember, we have to hit our target to
make these installations a reality – so get pledging to see your school lead
the way with this incredible renewable energy innovation.
How can your school get started raising votes?
Be the voice of
Pavegen and spread the word around your school
videos and messages of support for your school. Keep track of voting
progress on our Facebook page and let us know how you’re getting the vote
out. Facebook and Tweet us – we promise to retweet!
Pavegen provides an
interactive, educational and fun way for the students to engage with renewable
energy creation and get active. The installation brings sustainability to life
in the day-to-day routines at school, provides an innovative tool for exciting
lesson plans, whilst providing power for the lights in the hallway.
Pavegen units provide a context for lesson plans which
can help schools to integrate science, environment, technology and
sustainability concepts across the curriculum. They can be used in physical science
units, math lessons, social studies, earth science, geography and more. Please
check out our educational resource packs to help schools utilize Pavegen as a
tool to bring lessons to life. All yours, presented on these eco-friendly,
Pavegen- logo bamboo USB's.
We’ve already installed three permanent projects in UK
schools, and visited many more showcasing our technology – providing inspiring
information on clean alternatives and promoting physically active learning,
We recently carried out a successful installation at the London 2012 Olympic Games with our 12 tiles receiving over 1,000,000 footsteps!
What else can I pledge for?
Completely unique to this Kickstarter campaign, get
your hands on a low-powered LED Pavegen desktop light with branded glass. The
perfect unique present, bedside lamp or wall mount. Grab your piece of Pavegen
history and help us light a more sustainable future for all. Made from 100 per
cent genuine Pavegen parts.
What happens if we exceed our goal?
For every £7,500 over the target value, Pavegen
will install one extra project at
the school with the next highest number of pledges...
So what's the future for Pavegen?
Renewable energy in urban
environments is notoriously difficult to manage – shade and wind blocking from
urban structures causes issues for more conventional technologies like solar
and wind energy. Pavegen can make a crucial contribution in these situations. From
busy train stations to malls bustling with shoppers, Pavegen is ready to be
With the support of the global community, we're making
leaps and bounds: We are on a journey to powering the next generation. Join us
and make every step count.
“We want people coming to the Games to be able to do
their bit for the environment and this is a great example where,
literally in a few steps, people can actively contribute towards making
these truly sustainable Games”
David Stubbs, Head of Sustainability at the London Organizing Committee
With your help, we can:
Take our successful technology to new
communities via schools in the US and the UK
Generate excitement in renewable energy
Expose the innovators of tomorrow to the
importance of design, campaigning, engineering and hard work to build a
Energize children while at school,
promoting a more active and healthy school day
Progress the development and commercialization
of this technology to reach communities all over the world
We make the technology, you make the
power. Together we pave the way to a cleaner, greener future.
What do the key stakeholders say?
“We’re constantly trying to find new ways of exposing students to the very latest in innovation and technology, the benefit for our students is simple: Pavegen has given them a unique opportunity to engage with real and disruptive innovation created by someone not much older than themselves. If that’s not inspirational, I don’t know what is”
Brian Hurlow, Head of Design & Technology, Simon Langton School
"The product itself has been a delight and has captured the imagination of our students. It is robust enough to withstand the constant footfall and attention of over 1,000 students and has generated a significant amount of energy”
Ken Moffat, Head of School, Simon Langton School
“With Pavegen, its really easy to grasp the concepts surrounding it which is really important in terms of getting people engaged with the technology”
Roland Allen, Director, Teentech
Risks and challenges
Track Record: Pavegen is an established product development and manufacturing company that has delivered successful projects throughout the world. Many of our projects have originated with companies and agencies in the UK and we are now extending our relationships with partners in other countries.
Series Manufacture: All manufacturers of Pavegen components are ISO9001 compliant and certification documents are available on request to Pavegen Systems Ltd. UK.
Product: The product is fully CE marked and conforms to all global certification standards.
Quality Management: We have a strict quality management check on all products that are released to market. Our trained engineers carry out a standardized checklist to ensure that all units are consistently safe and conform with world-class quality standards. Full documents are available on request to Pavegen Systems Ltd. UK.
Due to the innovative and unique nature of the product, we have ensured that we carry out a substantial amount of testing for both the indoor and outdoor environment.
BECOME A PAVEGEN ANGEL...Be part of the Pavegen journey. Help us evolve this technology to the next stage and make this technology available to communities around the world. You'll get updates as we go on this journey and your name will be added to a dedicated PAVEGEN ANGELS page on our website. For the price of a quick lunch, you'll make history as a pioneering contributor to a new sustainable form of energy generation, Pavegen.
UNIQUE USB WITH PAVEGEN LEARNING TOOLS...You'll be a Pavegen Angel, but you'll also receive your very own limited edition Pavegen USB stick. Each Pavegen branded stick will contain lesson plan material covering the core concepts of kinetic energy generation and the wider sustainability and renewable energy agenda. You'll also receive exclusive Pavegen video footage from global tech events and detailed fact sheets about Pavegen and the unique technology.
LIMITED EDITION PAVEGEN MARK1 LIGHT DECK... As well as the above rewards, you'll also receive a unique low-powered LED Pavegen light with branded glass! Perfect as a study aid, bedside lamp, or wall mount. Grab your piece of Pavegen history and help us light a more sustainable future for all! ONLY available through this Kickstarter campaign and made from 100% genuine Pavegen parts.
PAVEGEN ENTREPRENEUR’S WORKSHOP, UK... Laurence Kemball-Cook, the founder of Pavegen will visit a school of your choice to hold a seminar on technology, its development, entrepreneurship and information about starting your own tech-business. Pick the CEO’s brain of one of London’s most exciting start-ups! This will be a half day event, complete with a full set of training materials and a presentation from the founder.
ENTREPRENEUR’S WORKSHOP, US... Laurence Kemball-Cook, the founder of Pavegen will visit a school of your choice to hold a seminar on technology, entrepreneurship and information about starting your own business. Pick the CEO’s brain of one of London’s most exciting start-ups! This will be a half-day event designed specifically for US communities. For other global enquiries, please get in touch directly (email@example.com)
EXCLUSIVE INNOVATION DAY... Spend a day with the Pavegen engineering and creative team. Gain access to our London studios, where you'll spend a full day with our award-winning creative engineers. You'll then spend the evening at "the best pub in London" with the Pavegen executive team, discussing your day and future business ideas. Brainstorm your thoughts with some of the greatest young innovators London has to offer and make your ideas a reality! For non-UK pledges, flights are not included.
ENTIRELY FUNDED PAVEGEN INSTALL... Fund a whole installation at a selected school within the US or UK. A busy corridor will be selected in a school of your choice and we will lay the floor with four Pavegen tiles to power lights within the corridor and an interactive educational display. Let’s take this technology to the innovators of tomorrow! A small surcharge will be applied for any activations outside the UK, please get in touch directly and quote "kickstarter 2012" (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are keen to install in your office or home too so feel free to drop us an enquiry!