WeeWash: the World's smallest Dishwasher!

by Pierre Guglielmi in 

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

by Pierre Guglielmi in

We did it
On 15th May 2018 we successfully raised £11,591 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:

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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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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

THANKS: Your help at any level brings the WeeWash dishwasher one step closer to all tiny kitchens of Europe. We will keep you informed with all the WeeWash updates.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

FOLLOWER: We will display YOUR NAME on our brand-new website so that you will be forever part of WeeWash history. We will send you our special updates about the development.

£35 or more

10 of 100 claimed

£35 Reward

FRIEND: A big thank you for your contribution! ALL of the ABOVE + a thank-you LETTER + 1 Surprise GOODY (*not included in other rewards below for logistics reasons, limited offer only 100 available!)

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

EARLY BIRD: Your contribution means a lot! ALL of the ABOVE* + Special EARLY ACCESS to our future pre-sales with the BIGGEST Discount! (= £1 to theWaterProject)

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

SUPPORTER: A huge thank you! ALL of the ABOVE* + You will receive a special Limited Edition Digital Illustrated ARTBOOK, showcasing the concept ideation, and evolutions of WeeWash dishwasher since its inception. (= £2 to theWaterProject)

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

BELIEVER: Your support is truly amazing! ALL of the ABOVE* + Skype/Phone for a CALL so that we can thank you personally and show you the direct influence you have on our development. (= £5 to theWaterProject)

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

INFLUENCER: Your support is directly influencing our future! ALL of the ABOVE* + We offer you a DINNER with us in Glasgow, to share your ideas, feedback, and spend a friendly and warm moment. (= £10 to theWaterProject)

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

SPONSOR: We cannot thank you enough for this very generous contribution! ALL of the ABOVE* + We will showcase YOUR OWN STORY/company on our future website as proof of our eternal gratitude (= £20 to theWaterProject)

£1,500 or more

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£1,500 Reward

LEGEND: You are a true legend, forever in our hearts! ALL of the ABOVE* + Spend A DAY WITH US, full visit of WeeWash facilities and the city. Come discover all the secrets behind WeeWash! (= £30 to theWaterProject)

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