LightSpeed BioTechnologies - eHarvest

by Lightspeed BioTechnologies in 

Our mission is to end world hunger, and with it, world poverty.

by Lightspeed BioTechnologies in

We did it
On 4th January 2017 we successfully raised £7,266 with 8 supporters in 56 days

A little help from you will help us to help millions

We are Lightspeed BioTechnologies, a group of scientists and technology experts that have created a 21st century answer to an age-old question: 

How can we sustainably feed the people on our planet without destroying the delicate balance that allows life to survive? 

Our eHarvest system is a revolution in growth technology, which means that people can now: 

  • Grow more crops in less space - an acre of crops can be grown in something the size of a large lorry - ideal for places where farmable land is either at a premium or simply not available
  • Grow more crops in less time (harvests are up to 33% faster with our unique lighting technology)
  • Grow crops that are bigger and more nutritious (up to 50% larger)
  • Grow crops with a fraction of the water (less than 1% of the water needed for the same yield using traditional arable techniques which uses water that you couldn’t irrigate with anyway!)
  • Dispense with genetic modification, pesticides and harmful chemicals - they are no longer needed
  • Grow any crop anywhere in the world - from the deep desert to the icy north 

Not just more food in less time and space … 

But not only that. Our system is completely self-sustaining, requires only sea water or another normally unusable supply, and provides as part of its normal operations: 

  • A constant supply of pure water: turning undrinkable water into a fresh supply that can save millions of lives a year
  • A constant supply of free electricity: the system produces 10x more power than it needs, providing a megawatt of surplus power (enough to power a small village)
  • A source of education and training: each system can be configured to provide a school hub - an easy to use computer-based training system for the local community, providing valuable skills and resources and helping them develop
  • A supply of bio-degradable sterilisation materials: helping the community to clean, disinfect and prevent disease.   

A lifeline for disaster areas 

As well as permanent units, our eHarvest units can be deployed to disaster areas such as earthquake or flood zones, providing much needed second wave nutrition when the initial emergency supplies begin to run out, and can dramatically assist with the process of rebuilding local food production capability. 

Help us to help millions 

The technology that drives all of this is currently in development in our labs. Our model is to supply this technology to paying customers and use the revenue generated to provide desperately needed food, water and education to people in developing countries that are at risk through famine, ecological disaster and disease. 

But we need your help to complete the development so that we can ensure that the proper patents and other protections are put in place to save this technology for those who really need it, rather than it being monopolised by large corporations seeking competitive advantage as opposed to a humanitarian solution. 

Please give what you can. Your pledge here will be returned hundredfold for generations to come - and this initiative will be something that we can all be proud of together.  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 1 Pledge £15 or more, and your name will appear on our website in our list of benefactors. You'll also receive a certificate as a thank you for your contribution.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 2 As PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 1, but we will also send you a special edition 'LightSpeed Bio Technologies' pen, with your name on it.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 3 As PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 2, but also includes two 'LightSpeed BioTechnolgies' keyrings, and a photo of your name on one of our farms. *estimated delivery time for the photo in this campaign offer will depend on when and where the farm that your name is attached to is installed. You will be updated on this by email.

£150 or more

£150 Reward

PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 4 As PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 3, but with one of our 'LightSpeed BioTechnologies' special edition t-shirts. You will also have options with the t-shirts which include size, colour, your name included or not. We will also keep you updated with progress and other facts and interesting details about the farm you are attached to. *estimated delivery time for certain aspects of this campaign will depend on when and where the farm that your name is attached to is installed. You will be updated on this by email.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

PERSONAL CAMPAIGN 5 This is all of the previous campaigns in one. You are also now sponsoring an entire farm, which includes the farm being named after you and will include a photo of the people using the farm holding a sign saying "Thank You (your name)" - A wonderful keepsake you can show your family and friends. You will also be among others pledging this amount or higher, that will get your name(s) listed on our special benefactors list on our website. *estimated delivery time for the photo in this campaign offer will depend on when and where the farm that your name is attached to is installed. You will be updated on this by email.

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

CORPORATE CAMPAIGN You would be sponsoring an entire farm, which includes that farm having your branding printed/attached to it. It will include a photo of the people using the farm holding a sign saying "Thank You (your company)" - A great opportunity to help fulfill your company's charitable responsibilities, and an indispensable photograph that you can frame and have hung somewhere public facing such as a foyer or visitor's lounge? We will also supply you with a corporate 'goodies pack' to include t-shirts, pens, keyrings and more. *there are several elements in this campaign offer which will affect their delivery date, depending on when and where the farm that your company name is attached to is installed. You will be updated on this by email. We will also liaise with you regarding your company's images and other options so we can brand the farm to maximum effect. *estimated delivery time for the photo in this campaign offer will depend on when and where the farm that your name is attached to is installed. You will be updated on this by email.


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