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Tespack Launched in Zambia

Powered by the Finnish Embassy in Zambia and AGS

Technology has definitely been the shaper of our communities and continues to dictate our growth as a society. Tespack truly understands the importance of this and has been focusing on developing technology solutions that can provide access to energy in off-grid regions. Our goal is to be the catalyst for young people, women and the most excluded communities to have access to more equal opportunities as in today’s market, everything works around digitalisation.

Tespack Launched in Zambia during Finnish Business Week

Earlier this month, Tespack launched its latest solutions in Zambia by showcasing their Smart Solar Media (SSM) system at the FinBiz week organized by the Finnish Embassy in Lusaka and AGS. Thanks to their support, we had the pleasure to invite and meet with leading organizations from Zambia such as Plan International, World Vision and Solidaridad Network, while also meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture and Education. New partnerships and collaborations were forged with several organizations. During the FinBiz week, Tespack also had the opportunity to represent their technology solutions at the largest expo in Zambia, AgriTech Expo.

Signed Partnerships in Zambia

As a result of a successful launch event and thanks to the support from the Embassy and AGS, we are thrilled to announce major new partnerships that were signed. These collaborations will help in bringing digital education to the most rural regions while supporting local farmers having better access to latest technology and information.

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Facts that make Audio Visual a must in education

Studies have found that, after three days, only 10-20% of written/spoken information has been stored in the long-term memory, but almost 65% of visual information can be recalled after three days. Other studies have found that an illustrated text is 9% more effective than text alone.

Partnership with Solidaridad Network

Solidaridad Network works in over 40 countries worldwide to create a fair and more sustainable supply chain. Inspired by 50 years of solidarity with under-resourced producer communities, they enable farmers, miners and workers to earn a decent income, shape their own future, and produce in balance with nature.

Tespack’s partnership with Solidaridad will enable digital training to farmers in remote areas with the newest techniques of farming helping the farming industry escalate at its full potential.

Partnership with Climate Smart Farming Project – GFF Consortium

Statistics carried out by the World Economic Forum show that around 70% of Africans make their living through agriculture and that technology could transform the way they work, in tackling some of the key challenges.

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Green Fluent Foundation in Zambia, together with a Finnish consortium being formed by leading Finnish tech and edtech companies. Our focus is to bring the latest technology solutions for the local farmers and to support in creating smart farming practices. Stay tuned to learn more.

Partnership with Teachers Union Consortium

More than two-thirds of adult Zambians are literate, although the rates of literacy are significantly higher among men than women. For this reason, a collaboration has been started to equip teachers with advanced technology in order to teach in any rural regions of Zambia. This collaboration will bring access to the latest digital educational content for people living in rural regions.

A collaboration agreement has been signed between Tespack and Finnish companies of Soprano and Claned as well as with the Zambian Union of Teachers, Onyx Connect and MEM Edtech Solutions. This collaboration has been facilitated and continues to be supported by AGS. Stay tuned for coming updates!

Partnership with Plan Zambia

Since 1996, Plan International Zambia has been promoting childrenโ€™s rights alongside communities, partners and the government. They support the most vulnerable children and their communities to be free from poverty, while tackling the root causes of issues girls are facing such as child marriage, teenage pregnancy, violence, exclusion and poverty.

The aim of this partnership will be to create further awareness about the harmful practices of child marriage among girls and how to inspire them to pursue further education to follow their dreams.

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to reach out atThe whole Tespack team is very thrilled to have joined partnership with so many leading entities and we believe together we can truly make an impact. Stay tuned as we will be covering these projects in more detail in the coming weeks. If you wish to discuss about a potential partnership, feel free to reach us at info@tespack.com

๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐งg Farmers in Southern Africa

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Agriculture is by far the most important economic activity in Africa. It provides employment for about two-thirds of the continent’s working population and for each country contributes an average of 30 to 60 percent of gross domestic product and about 30 percent of the value of exports.

Although agriculture is the heartbeat of Africa, there are major obstacles that limit the success of small-scale farming in Africa. These obstacles can be divided into four categories:

In a large part of Southern African countries such as in Ghana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the majority of the population completely relies on the agricultural system for their livelihood. Unfortunately, the agriculture industry has not been able to grow to its full potential as there is a common trend that many farmers in these countries never get above a middle school education and in some cases have never been to school due to the lack of resources.

Statistics carried out by the World Economic Forum show that around 70% of Africans make their living through agriculture and that technology could transform the way they work, in tackling some of their key challenges. UNESCO research interviewed farmers in rural regions and both younger and older respondents emphasized that indigenous knowledge, skills and technology were insufficient to meet the current challenges of generating a rural livelihood. However, there was a massive opportunity if such issues were to be addressed.

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Powering Agriculture in Southern Africa

Technology and agriculture education is a must to continue supporting the growth of agriculture in Southern Africa. New farming methods need to take place to optimize the harvest as well as utilize new technology equipment that makes things easier for farmers and allows them to work smarter with better results.

The issues facing the agriculture world are systemic and cannot be solved by one actor or intervention alone. For this reason, Tespack and Solidaridad Network are joining forces for a maximum amplified impact. Taking education and technology to rural areas with the latest agriculture techniques will be the main objective as this will equip local farmers with access to new information and knowledge which will support them in increasing their access to vital information and good practices that can have a positive impact on their farming practices and harvesting.

Tespack Launching Collaboration with Solidaridad Network in Zambia & Mozambique

Solidaridad Network works in over 40 countries worldwide to create fair and sustainable supply chains. Inspired by 50 years of solidarity with under-resourced producer communities, they enable farmers, miners and workers to earn a decent income, shape their own future, and produce in balance with nature.
Solidaridad Network is also responsible for 150.000 hectares of sustainable land and all of this land is being handled by the 37.000 farmers, miners and workers they have trained. With their know-how and expertise on supporting farmers, Tespack is glad to be collaborating with Solidaridad Network in supporting their work in rural regions in Zambia and Mozambique.

Bringing Access to Digital Tools & Training in Off-Grid Regions

With Tespackโ€™s Smart Solar Media (SSM), local farmers in off-grid regions can get access to new applications and technology as well as farming training by accessing new types of information such as visuals and videos. Solidaridad Network will be piloting the SSM systems in Katete and Petauke in Zambia as well as in Angonia, Tsangano and Macanga districts in Mozambique.
Using Tespackโ€™s SSM system, Solidaridad Network can train farmers in remote areas with the newest techniques of farming. In most remote areas there is no electricity and using the SSM system will provide access in powering mobile tools and most importantly, carrying out training and workshops by accessing audiovisual content as the system comes with built-in audio-visual technology. The SSM system can be recharged with solar energy or from the normal grid and it can provide continuous power for up to 12 hours with one charge.

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to get in touch with us on info@tespack.com

The power of audiovisual learning

There are a lot of different ways of learning, such as, auditory learning, visual learning, kinaesthetic learning, verbal learning etcetera. They all have their merits and benefits. It is scientifically proven that audiovisual learning is the best way to go. Around 40 percent of learners respond better to visual information than just text alone. Simply seeing a picture allows users to recreate the experience in their mind. eLearning professionals can benefit from this by telling stories in their courses through entrancing images and compelling videos.

Why is audiovisual learning so important?

It helps with both the short- and long-term memory. With audiovisuals it will be easier to store information in the long-term memory, visuals help students make sense out of the content and direct attention, increasing the possibilities that the learners will remember the material, by pairing certain content with meaningful images. Besides having long-term memory benefits, the use of audio visual aids improves student’s critical and analytical thinking. It helps to remove abstract concepts through visual presentation. Hence, around 65% of the population comprises visual learners. So by using visuals in education you can improve learning by more than 400% according to Shiftelearning.

Types of Learning

Audio

Auditory learners make up 30% of the population. If youโ€™re an auditory learner information comes in best through your ears, from speeches, presentations or audio books.

Visual

Visual learners make up 65% of the population. They tend to be neat and tidy, excellent spellers and quick to read charts. Visual learners also tend to be the fast talkers

Kinesthetic

Kinesthetics make up just 5% of the population. They are primarily male and love anything hands-on. These learners are often skilled athletes or musicians and are drawn to science experiments and field trips.

Facts that make Audio Visual a must in education

Studies have found that, after three days, only 10-20% of written/spoken information has been stored in the long-term memory, but almost 65% of visual information can be recalled after three days. Other studies have found that an illustrated text is 9% more effective than text alone.

The Smart Solar Media system

All of this is possible through the Smart Solar Media system (SSM). Through audio and visual learning the students are more likely to retain the information in long-term memory. Because of the fact that in most rural areas there isn’t any electricity, the SSM is perfect, because the SSM can power any device up to 19 volts (i.e. projector, laptop, tablet, phones, etc.). It is built in audio-visual technology (speakers and projector) and it provides educational content that has been loaded in the system (or you can also connect a laptop with HDMI to it). The SSM system can be recharged with solar energy or from the normal grid, and it can provide continuous power of up to 12 hours with one charge.

Did you know that Tespackโ€™s SSM system is already used by Plan International, Fingo and Suomi-Somalia Association because they know the benefits of audiovisual learning, for example in Uganda Plan International is using the system in order to carry out training and education in the most rural regions while the Suomi-Somalia Association is using the system in Somalia to disseminate healthcare related information in a more effective way. The SSM is easy to carry, and can be used for different purposes, like, education to agriculture.

Want to know more about how organizations use the SSM check it out here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3h7eGeT

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to reach out at info@tespack.com

Powering Mobile Health Clinics

Providing Better Access to Maternal Health Services and Information through Smart Energy

In Somalia one in twelve women die due to pregnancy-related causes as they face enormous risks according to the borgen project. One of the biggest complications is the fact that many women receive the medical services too late. This is a significant factor in maternal deaths. One of the reasons for this is lack of knowledge about complications and the benefits of modern health care services.

IOM, International Organisation for Migration, and Finland-Somalia Association work together in order to promote and improve the maternal and child health service delivery in Jubaland, Somalia as part of their Mobile Health Clinic project. Tespack began to collaborate with the Finland-Somalia Association during 2021 and as part of the existing Mobile Health Clinic project in Somalia, the Smart Solar Media (SSM) system has been supporting locals in rural regions with better access to health care information. Local women have been educated on the complications of childbirth while the SSM system has provided extra support for powering needed mobile devices during the project.

Tespack Collaborating with Finland-Somalia Association in Somalia

The maternal health services project is about helping women and children in the rural areas of Somalia, to provide them with access to health care services. The mobile health clinics will give many young women basic health services while helping thousands of children with treatments and access to basic medicine.

Finland-Somalia Association and its partner NGO in Somalia, Sahal Healthcare and Development Association, will promote and improve child and maternal health situation in Afmadow, Somalia, by scaling up the operations of a mobile health clinic in Afmadow town and its surroundings. The project will be conducted in a close collaboration with local health actors and Jubaland Ministry of Health. It builds on the Daryeel Mobile Health Clinic, which is financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Providing Better Access to Health Care Information and Training

Due to power shortages and lack of access to electricity in rural parts of Somalia, reaching communities and disseminating information about health care services has been a challenge during the project. These rural regions can be hard to reach with limited access to electricity which makes it difficult to organize workshops and training sessions for the locals.
By utilising portable energy solutions that can power all mobile equipment needed for teaching, while accessing audiovisuals for a better learning experience, as according to studies, learning can be improved by up to 400 percent when using audiovisuals as part of the teaching. Tespackโ€™s Smart Solar Media (SSM) system provides locals, especially women and young people, access to education and information about their reproductive health.

โ€œThe mobile unit will provide quality basic health services to 3300 pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Furthermore, the clinic will treat and give basic medicine to 8100 children.โ€

During this collaboration, workshops can be held in rural areas to create further awareness of the maternal issues that could occur during pregnancy and childbirth.

How the Smart Solar Media System Works

Tespackโ€™s Smart Solar Media system (SSM) can power any device up to 19 volt (i.e. projector, laptop, tablet, phones, etc.). By incorporating audiovisuals (projector and speaker), solar energy and latest power electronics, the system can provide continuous power of up to 8 hours with one recharge.

The SSM system has a modular battery system that can be used individually or be joined to turn it into a power station of 120.000mAh (up to 460W of energy). All this can be easily transported in commercial flights thus reducing the overall deployment times in cases of emergencies.

Imagine carrying a smart digital classroom in a bag, as shared by the World Economic Forum, made for remote teaching and learning.

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to get in touch with us on info@tespack.com

Tespack joins Partnership with ๐šƒ๐™ด๐™ณ๐šก Nyarugenge

Many of us know what TED represents and their ideology of spreading ideas worth sharing.ย 

They initiatedย  their adventure in 1984 to spread ideas that are worth spreading. It started out as a conference where technology, entertainment and design came together. Today, however, itโ€™s more about every topic, spreading from science to global issues to business.ย 

To this date they gather the top specialists in all industries to convey their stories and teachings in less than 20 minutes and provide the best content available to TEDx viewers. Helping people have access to quality content and with it transform us all as individuals, professionals and simply progress as human beings.

Access to TEDx Content in Rural Areas

Feeding our curiosity and enjoying TED Talks is easy for people with access to digital devices and the internet, as we can find our favorite content at our fingertips in all our devices. We take it as granted to Watch TED Talks on the go or at home with TEDs mobile app, tablet and smart TV apps.ย 

But the reality in rural areas is different, as accessing something so simple like TED digital content online in a few clicks; can turn into a big mission in rural areas, where they have no access to mobile devices, internet connectivity or basic electricity to power a mobile device.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
(Nelson Mandela)

Education is indeed the most powerful weapon to change a person, nation and society as a whole. But the power to make this happen at a global scale involves also supporting rural areas, where their truth is different from ours. Knowledge should not be limited to where there is energy, TED content allows people to access content that can change their reality and help them become their own heroes.ย 

Spreading Ideas worth sharing with Green Tech!

According to the United Nations nearly 3 billion people have never used the internet, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. To have a clear perspective to this shocking number; what this information conveys is that up to 37% of the world’s population does not have access to up to date quality content.ย 

For this reason Tespack, a company that specializes in creating smart mobile energy solutions will join forces with TEDx Nyarugenge in Rwanda. TEDx Nyarugenge is an independently organized event that brings more than 1.000 activists, community change drivers and everybody else who seeks to change climate change. They bring together scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, farmers, CEOs, investors, artists, government officials, and others to find the most effective evidence-based ideas out there to bring quality of education to rural areas.

The collaboration is about taking TEDxNyarugenge content to rural areas in Rwanda, where there is no access to digital education available due to energy shortage or lack of school infrastructure.

Together Tespack andย  TEDxNyarugenge will power this vision by using Tespackยดsย  Smart Solar Media System (SSM System) and TEDxNyarugenge content.

Latest Green Education Technology to Power Rural Areas!

The SSM Systemย  can turn any space into a smart classroom for up to 8 hours! By incorporating audiovisuals (projector & Speakers)ย  and utilizing the latest solar energy tech available. It can transform any space into a smart school. Find more information visiting the following link.ย 

Want to join this partnership? Feel free to get in touch with us on info@tespack.com.

OR If you would like to feature or cover this story to create more awareness about the project and support children through the TEDxNyarugenge Green Tech Project! Get in touch with us at marketing@tespack.com.

Let’s change the world together!

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Tespack has been working and developing strong international bonds to support our customers in different regions to improve their customer experience. For this reason, we are excited to announce that Tespack will be joining forces with World Reach Co in Japan to provide our energy solutions and act as a distribution channel in the Japanese region.

New Distributor in Japan – World Reach Co

World Reach Co is a distributor company that focuses on distributing sustainable products in Asia. They are based in Oyama-shi, Japan and distribute all over the country products that support the environment and solutions that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Japan is the perfect place for Tespack to be available as consumers in Japan love tech gadgets and have triple the demand for mobile energy on-the-go due to their mobile energy consumption. They are the early adopters by nature and consciousness when acquiring products that support the environment which definitely embodies what Tespack stands for.

The demand for our products in Japan has highly increased and we are happy and proud to provide them with the best customer service available to have full access to our mobile energy solutions at the fastest time possible.

Focused on Sustainable Solutions and Achieving SDGs

World Reach Co will cover various projects in line with 17 goals based on the United Nations SDGs. The goals range from poverty reduction to environmental protection that are a global interest to fulfill in order to achieve the 2030 agenda that was created by the United Nations.

The New Era of Mobile Energy Solutions is in Japan

Tespacks mobile energy solutions tackle different sectors from rescue teams to city users.So now Tespack will be present in Japan providing mobile energy solutions for consumers who love commuting and require access to portable mobile energy to power all their devices on the go, including laptops! As well as rescue teams and governmental organisations that require the latest mobile energy innovations to power their projects in rural areas. For this reason, the Smart Solar Smartpacks and Tespack power banks are now available in Japan and can be ordered through our new partners World Reach Co.

Interested in distributing our products in Japan? feel free to get in touch with us on info@tespack.com to put you in touch with the person responsible at World Rich Co.

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Supported by the Finnish Embassy in Zambiaย 

We are excited to announce this event, where both ecosystems; Finnish and Zambian meet to introduce their networks and initiate collaborations to support their start-ups and international projects.

This event is organized by Tespack, Aalto University Startup Centre, Urban tech Helsinki and AGS. Supported by the Finnish ambassador of Zambia: Ms. Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury to bring together two startup ecosystems towards a more results orientated market. Zambia is a land of opportunities where there are many start-ups looking into growth. The event will take place Tuesday 30th November 2021.ย 

Currently with Tespackยดs expansion and collaborations to support Zambia`s projects in remote areas with our latest Mobile Energy solution โ€œSmart Solar Media Systemโ€ that powers and turns any place into a smart classroom, helping Zambia bring digital education into energy shortage areas. Such projects led into collaborations withย  Plan International Zambia and Solidaridad Network, as well as other institutions to utilize our energy tech solutions and fuse it with their projects know-how to support even further their communities. These types of collaboration have proven to be successful for both ecosystems and with this event we will ensure it is just the beginning of more collaborations to come in both country ecosystems and together create a bigger impact.

Want to be part if his collaboration?

If you wish to start a collaboration with either of these two ecosystems; Finland or Zambia. Feel free to reach out on the details mentioned below and we will be happy to provide access to their network and start-ups to support more collaborations that take place in both countries.

Please find more information below about theย  organisations who will be attending the event and if you wish to contact any to start a collaboration do send a small bio about your organisation and briefly state how you would like to initiate a partnership to make the introduction.ย 

Aalto University start up Centre

Aalto Startup Center helps research-based and innovative deep-tech startups to build healthy, sustainable and acceptable businesses by coaching, providing a wide ecosystem and matchmaking with relevant key players and stakeholders.

Tespack #FutureOfEnerg

Tespack is a technology company specialised in the development of mobile energy solutions and wearable technology for off-grid purposes.

We combine software and hardware for a complete energy experience. Our energy solutions are currently used by several governments, NGOs, rescue forces and extreme athletes to work in remote areas.

Winner of 30+ International Awards and awarded as the Best Energy Start-up by the European Union.

Urban tech Helsinki

Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. They help you turn your business idea into a growth-oriented startup that focuses on solving the challenges of modern cities.

A-Grid

A Grid is the stable for future unicorns located right in the heart of Aalto University Campus.

A Grid is a startup community and one of Northern Europeโ€™s largest centers for growth companies. They are the home to 150 startups, accelerators, such as the European Space Agency and Aalto Startup Center, as well as partners and established companies, like City of Espooโ€™s business services.

They also serve as a vibrant space for entrepreneurial expertise, services, events and as a gateway to the universityโ€™s international network of resources, talented students and cutting-edge research and infrastructure.

The AGS-program

The AGS-program is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) of Zambia, AGS aims to accelerate the growth and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and startups in Zambia.

ZDA

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is Zambiaโ€™s biggest economic development Agency with a multifaceted mandate of promoting and facilitating trade, investment and enterprise development in the country. The Agency is also responsible for building and enhancing the countryโ€™s investment profile for increased capital inflows, capital formation, employment creation and growth of the Medium Small and Micro Enterprise (MSME) Sector.

Meet the Zambian Start-ups & Organisations

This will be the Zambian start-ups joining the event to bring on board Finnish start-ups and organisations to their projects.

Natureโ€™s Nectar Limited

Natureโ€™s Nectar works with communities and partners around conservation areas in Zambia to produce sustainable honey. It is their aim to protect the wild areas, while ensuring the sustained livelihoods of the immediate communities.

Dawa Health

Dawa Health, a digital health startup leveraging technology to improve health-system infrastructure across Sub-Saharan Africa. Their mission is to provide innovative healthcare solutions to low-income patients, closing the health service gap between the affluent and marginalised communities of Africa.

Ace Smart Technologies

They offer eLearning services and supply of Tablets to more than 35.000 pupils in Zambia

MEM EdTech Solutions

Offer teachers to network and have access to quality teaching and learning materials, allowing the teaching process to go beyond the classroom setup. They also offer the DiC-Kit, an offgrid capable kit that harnesses XR (Virtual & Augmented Reality). These kits will provide offline access to educational content provided on the online platform to the remotest parts of the country ensuring that no child is left behind.

Onyx Connect Zambia

ONYX Connect provides life changing technology, energy, and mobility on pay as you go to rural women farmers and reaches over 350,000 milk farmers.

University of Lusaka

In 2008, the University of Lusaka introduced its Bachelor’s Degree programmes in partnership with the Copperbelt University and in 2009 began offering its own programmes. Following this auspicious beginning, the University now offers a wide-range of programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels.

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to reach out

Yesika Aguilera, Co-Founder & CMO at Tespack, info@tespack.com

Equal Access to Digital Educationย through Green Energy Tech

COVID-19 has affected more than 1.6 Billion learners in more than 190 countries; the impact is more drastic in regions where there is energy shortage as digital solutions can not be implemented due to the energy scarcity. To make education possible during these critical times, the solution has to be digital as well as being energy independent. We are living in a digital society and failure to achieve this creates a gap and inequality in the education system, where the most up-to-date are those who can access energy and all of the opportunities this provides them.

Joining Powers with Plan International & Audi Environmental Foundation

For these reasons, Tespack has joined powers with Audi Environmental Foundation and Plan International Finland in order to close the digital education and entrepreneurial gap in places where there is lack of access to energy or shortage of energy. Together, we will collaborate and support Plan International Finlandโ€™s โ€œYouth Smartup Factoryโ€ in Uganda during 2022 by providing the latest mobile sustainable energy tech that can turn any space into a smart classroom and power any needed mobile device to provide access to digital education. Or as World Economic Forum shared, imagine carrying a smart school in a bag.

Digital Education Powered with Sustainable Energy

Tespackยดs Smart Solar Media system (SSM) can turn any space into a smart classroom by incorporating audiovisuals, solar energy and latest technology thus providing continuous power of up to 8 hours with one recharge. The SSM system has a modular battery system that can be used individually or be joined to turn it into a power station of 120.000mAh (up to 460W of energy). All this can be easily transported in commercial flights thus reducing the overall deployment times in cases of emergencies.

Powering Digital Education and Entrepreneurship

The โ€œPowering Digital Education Projectโ€will power the training centre workshops to carry out digital education in coding, computer skills and entrepreneurshipย  for at-risk youth between ages of 17โ€“24. The project will create gender equality in digital skills while also reducing overall CO2 emissions thanks to its SMART Energy Platform that tracks how much energy has been created sustainably while informing when batteries need to be replaced thus supporting a circular economy.

Project supported by Audi Environmental Foundation

The Audi Environmental Foundation, founded in 2009, promotes green innovations for a livable future. For twelve years now, the Audi Environmental Foundation has been making an active contribution to environmental protection, thus shaping new paths for sustainable activity. The foundationโ€™s commitment is multifaceted and of a long-term nature. In the projects it supports, the Audi Environmental Foundation focuses not only on nature and the environment, but also works toward a sustainable human-environment system.

Three fields of action can be derived from it:

GREENOVATION – combining traditional environmental protection with innovative technologies.

ENTHUSIASM – using a variety of projects and formats to get people excited about the environment

RESPONSIBILITY – taking on social and ecological responsibility through targeted projects and thus giving back to society and the environment.

Stay tuned as we will be releasing energy data, educational milestones and goals achieved during this project.

Tespack Shortlisted at Huawei Startup Awards at Slush!

8 Best Software Startups in the EU to compete at Slush

Tespack is thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted as one of the eight best software startups in the EU to pitch at the Huawei Startup Awards at Slush.

Huawei Startup Awardsย 

Slush 2021โ€™s main partner Huawei Finland has chosen the best eight software startups in the EU for its Startup Awards pitching competition. The chosen eight startups have been selected to give a pitch at the finals on Thursday, December 2nd at Slush.

The Huawei Startup Awards will provide the finalists the opportunity to do a 5-minute pitch of their best software tech solution. All eight finalists will meet with Huawei executives for a chance of startup cooperation and investment, and will be offered access to Huawei Cloud Platform, join a sparring workshop and receive 30,000 Euros cash.

Combining Software & Hardware

#FutureOfEnergy

Tespack is really honoured and thrilled to have been selected, especially as our main focus has always been to provide the Future Of Energy. Our journey started by providing energy solutions to the consumer sector, scientists and astronauts during their Mars analogs so they could power their mobile devices from smartphones to laptops. Thanks to our first line of energy solutions โ€œSmart Solar Smartpacksโ€, Tespack began to collaborate with NGOs and governmental entities as there was a need in the market for reliable, portable energy solutions that needed to be durable and light, a must when working in remote areas. As our own vision states, we build the Future Of Energy, so we continued to push the barriers of technology and merged Software and Hardware energy solutions to provide the best experience possible while equipping companies, rescue teams, governments and NGOs with the best safety solutions in remote areas.

Smart Solar Media System – Energy Platformย 

The past year our energy experts have devoted their time to developing a Solar Media System that transforms any space into a smart school. Cutting costs from โ‚ฌ120,000 needed to build a school, to a small fraction of โ‚ฌ3500 with a sustainable modular energy system that has integrated media and sound system to turn any place into a smart classroom but with Smart Energy Features!.

The SSMย  also provides an Energy Platform that can locate the SSM System , send SOS alerts to local authorities/NGO HQs to provide security to remote communities, illustrate theย  reduction stats of the CO2 emissions during the project, send alerts when the battery life cycle of the batteries has concluded or when they have an error in order to ensure a replacement is sent on time.

This project was initiated in partnership with one of the largest NGOs, Plan International, and supported by Audi Environmental Foundation and Fingo, allowing this technology to be used in the most rural areas to support and bring digital education to more than 10 countries.

See you at Slush!

If you are heading to Slush this year, feel free to join us at our booth on the 1st December 2021 at Hall 7, stand F2 to check out the best mobile energy solutions or to power your mobile devices at the event. Join us on Thursday 2nd December 2021 at the Huawei Startups Awards.

Congratulations to the other 7 Software Selected Startups!

Inscripta โ€“ Helsinki

Inscripta has created a modern and cost-efficient solution designed for dictating, optimizing and storing patient notes onto a companyโ€™s health record system. The solution comprises of a dictation application, AI-powered speech recognition, and personnel and workflow management system.

Pazzing โ€“ Tromsรธ

Pazzing develops a new world of gaming experiences with innovative use of augmented reality (AR) โ€“ a world where gaming and collaboration is at the heart of the experience.

OutThink โ€“ Helsinki

OutThink is a revolutionary Human Risk Management Platform (SaaS) empowering CISOs by targeting the source of 90% of all data breaches: human behaviour.

VividQ โ€“ Cambridge

VividQ is powering a display revolution with computer-generated holography. Their software and IP enables realistic and immersive visual experiences in next-generation digital displays.

Gleechi โ€“ Stockholm

The learn-by-doing made possible with VR training improves engagement, knowledge retention and develops the confidence to apply new skills. Participants are able to experience dangerous scenarios and practice operational procedures and processes in safe virtual environments.

Walkbeat โ€“ Gothenburg

Analysing walking patterns, also known as gait, is crucial and a standard procedure in many healthcare segments such as mobility disorders, rehabilitation, performance training, clinical trials, R&D and more.

Wisear โ€“ Paris

The extent of the potential use cases of EEG is massive, ranging from medical diagnosis to control to relaxation. Wisear works on reducing the size and improving the looks of current EEG devices.

If you require more information or wish to start a partnership, feel free to reach out

Yesika Aguilera, Co-Founder & CMO at Tespack, info@tespack.com

Joining forces with SBB (Netherlands)ย 

We are excited to share that Tespack has joined forces and has been accredited by the Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and Labour Market (SBB) in the Netherlands. Which Is the main organization in charge to provide training, internships and support Dutch students and shaping them into the best professionals to maximise their opportunities in the labour market.

Launching Tespackโ€™s International Student Entrepreneurial Programmeย 

After 2 years of postponing our Student Entrepreneurial programmes, we are excited to launch a new programme with Dutch and Finnish Students that provides them access into the entrepreneurial life and the opportunity to work with high profile projects with governments, NGOs and tech partners to build their soft skills and know-how to start projects and launch new ideas with a international mindset. Each project lasts up to 6 months in order to provide them the whole network and be mentored by the founders themselves which have been recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 for developing Energy solutions for Governments, NGOs, consumer sector and have won more than 30+ international awards making Tespack one of the Best Energy Startups globally.

Latest Innovation is the Smart Media System, a technology that turns any space into a Smart classroom to bring education into the most rural areas, as it has a modular battery system, embedded projector and speakers. The SSM System also provides smart features to gather Energy Statistics, Send SOS alerts to local authorities and see how much CO2 Emissions have been reduced during the project (the system can be charged with solar and wall socket). More info: https://bit.ly/3wymehp

Welcoming our first Entrepreneurial Future Leadersย 

Meet Vera and Lianne from the Netherlands. They started in the beginning of November and will experience the Finnish Entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as share their culture with other Finnish students taking part under the Tespack Entrepreneurship Multicultural Programme.

Meet Lianne Vriend from the Netherlandsย 

โ€œHi all! My name is Lianne Vriend. I am 19 years old and I am a student at Deltion Collegeย  in Zwolle, the Netherlands. I am studying International Business and I am really happy that I get to be part of the Entrepreneurial programme abroad in Finland at Tespack. Personally, I believe that spending time abroad is the best way to improve yourself and your skillset. I hope that during my time here I will discover more about myself and what I want to do in life. I would like to learn things such as: how to be a good entrepreneur and other things that I could never learn inside a classroom. I am excited for what the next months will bring.โ€

Meet Vera Hilbrink from the Netherlandsย 

โ€œHello everyone! I am Vera Hilbrink and I am also a 19 year old student from het Deltion College, in the Netherlands. Currently I am studying International Business. I am excited to be here and to be working for Tespack. I hail from a small town in the north of the Netherlands and hope to learn more skills on how to be more out there, skills you cannot learn from a textbook and make a name for myself. I am excited to live in Finland and am thrilled for what is to come during my time here.โ€

During their time here, they will learn from the different aspects of the business world. They will focus on supporting our social media management while having the opportunity to see different sides of marketing and sales. They will also focus on real leadership skills, we think modern entrepreneurs need to succeed. We are excited to have them here and we are looking forward to supporting them throughout this exciting entrepreneurialย  journey. Stay tuned as they will provide their lessons learned throughout the Tespackโ€™s International Student Entrepreneurialย  Programme.

If you wish to participate or partner with this project, feel free to contact our Co-Founder & CMO, Yesika Aguilera at info@tespack.com