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WeeWash: the World's smallest Dishwasher!

The micro dishwasher you have always dreamed of! Smart, portable, and eco-friendly, WeeWash is the new alternative to washing by hand!

We did it!

On 15th May 2018 we successfully raised £11,591 of £7,500 target with 67 supporters in 42 days

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Let me tell you a story: Three years ago, during my studies I was living in a small studio/room where space was very limited. Every night the same scenario, tired after my classes, I would want to prepare some warm and cosy meal and would feel discouraged by the dirty dishes accumulating beside the sink… :(

“How cool it would be to have a mini dishwasher tailored for my needs!”

-> A quick search on the market showed me that I would keep washing by hand for a long time!

Until last year.... During my MSc in Mechatronics at University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), I had the opportunity to design an innovative product for my Master’s Thesis, and the idea of a micro dishwasher was still floating in my mind!

What I realised ?

The frustration I had, washing by hand everything, was actually shared by many fellow students and professionals around me:83ec1ecbb1819f78da19fcb6ef91a383.png

What about the environment?

There’s a huge environmental cost to washing by hand. In Europe, all the households who wash by hand use 13 times more water and 3 times more energy than all households using a dishwasher - (report CECED, 2017)

The idea of WeeWash was born! Saving water and electricity on a global scale while providing productivity and comfort to individuals living in small flats!

181d52d16cb70245d237599a33e35c5f.pngWhat is WeeWash? The first personal dishwasher specially designed for small kitchens.

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Micro size but super flexible range of use:7a6c63e22acbabf9893eb17af78d9c90.png*The images presented above are a product rendering for marketing purposes, the shape and size of the device is likely to evolve along the PD stage.
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The project started in January 2017. After 6 months of background research and a first design, Francisco Carreño and I joined forces to create WeeWash Ltd.cb2cd8b3294c1fe02df06f552a0f637f.png

We built a few Proof-of-concept prototypes to test specific elements of the design during the past 6 months. Now we need to step up our game and build a fully functional prototype!

However, this stage is very expensive as each design iteration costs several £1,000… We expect to spend between £100,000 and £150,000 to get a Minimum Viable Product:

That is why your support is so important for us!e0ac550af19a0307d860ea9733443964.png8e3ef9596fa086f5f3342ace2d09385e.png

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Any contribution will help us tremendously. WeeWash is a human-centered project: we want you to be part of our story, therefore we tried to offer you different unique rewards in limited editions for every kind of budget.69751693f65fd3c780bb19c35a0d3ee6.png

*If you cannot come to Glasgow, we will find other ways to show you our gratitude :)
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The story of WeeWash is first and foremost the story of two international students who met at University of Strathclyde and shared a common vision for entrepreneurship and responsible design. With Francisco, we are two passionate mechanical engineers with a deep interest in technical innovation, problem-solving, and a complementary working experience…5a03c62ae26ef34632f76c3eb66b7df3.pngf805db08b8e18e6d6cc3c3d42e878567.png

WeeWash is also helped by five interns at the moment:

Kieran Rodgers is Financial Intern helping the company to keep all financial documentation up to date and with competitor and market analysis. He is a third-year student in International Business.

Annie Clinton, Alan Air, Michael Wallace and Ross Fisher are Product Development Interns helping the company with ideation and market research. Annie is a fifth-year student of an MSc in Product Design, Alan is a third-year student of a BSc in Product Design, Michael and Ross are third-year students of a BSc in Product Engineering at University of Strathclyde.

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