News | Mohammed Shah Wins December's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award!
01 February 2017
Mohammed Shah won December’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, IDK UNO.
POW is a new project by IDK which aims to accelerate the
adoption of personal low range electric vehicles, specifically e-bikes. Through
a smart rack and subscription model, similar to the EV industry battery hire
model, the business aims to make e-bikes cheaper than a bus pass. The smart
rack allows the business to monitor the health of the battery remotely in real
time and provide a modular platform for many uses, such as health and security
services modules. POW is also aiming to provide a further subsidy to eligible commuters
through its ad-scheme, where a digital display module will be attached to the
smart rack that will show ads based on the users location. POW will enable the
adoption of e-bikes which will have wide ranging implications for the transport
Commiserations to James Okwudili (Vibro Ultra), Samuel Rogers (Braw Power), Rebecca Sloan (Piddle Patch) and Karina Sudenyte (Wonky Drinks) who were shortlisted but did not win this time and are encouraged to reapply.
Sam Etherington won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in 2014, for his business Aqua Power Technologies, before going on to be shortlisted for the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, where he won the £5,000 Future Impact Award.
Shell last night awarded a total of £180,000 of equity free funding to Carlton Cummins from Aceleron and Upside Energy as the national winners of Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE. With a total of £440,000 in funding available in 2017, the programmes are designed to recognise and reward the most innovative UK low-carbon businesses and the most inspirational young sustainability entrepreneurs.