First of all, THANK YOU !
Protei is fully backed and we are now in a very beautiful space of excitement and organizing ourselves to ship your rewards. Protei has 331 backers and as many people we want to thank for supporting us. In the coming days we will contact you to express our gratitude and get your details to ship your rewards. We must already warn you that most rewards will only arrive after we have built and tested the full-scale prototype in September 2011 in Rotterdam - so bear with us :)
We just came back from Norway : Oslo and Stavanger. Here it is Daniella (i/o lab), Cesar Harada (Open_Sailing), Boris Debackere (V2_ Rotterdam), Hege Tapio Gaare (i/o lab on facebook) at the Oil Museum in Stavanger, Norway.
We had a great time, discovered the largest drill bit in the world, and meeting people from, DNV and NOFO, the "Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies" who were interested and had very constructive questions for Protei.
We were exposed to the extraordinary complexity of oil exploitation systems, the prospect of drilling deep off-shore in the very north of Norway. Danger...
We also enjoyed the playfulness and ruggedness of the flashy equipment off shore companies use :)
Protei loves Norway and hope to come back soon with new partnerships!
We are now meeting regularly every monday for engineering meeting to prepare our time in Rotterdam this summer. If you want to join the "insider" - I mean, even more insider email conversation : just send me an email at <email@example.com> and I will add you the list.
Again, thank you much.
The Protei team