Updated Apr 06, 2018

Quickcold - Portable Smart Cold Chain Solution

The blue economy has a lot of potential in the great lakes region which includes the East Africa. In Kenya for example, one of the main challenges that limits potential of this industry is post-harvest losses. In some areas it’s up to 70% due to poor infrastructure.
We provide unbreakable cold chain from first mile to last mile, globally. Our licensed technology provides excellence in quality, and the full transparency of transportation in an affordable and ecological way. Our technology enables agricultural products or medical supplies to be delivered in correct in correct temperatures without need to connect to external power source perfect solution for developing world with infrastructure challenges .

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Snapshot

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

We have developed the MVP. We have just concluded our pilots are now ready to scale/Mass production of the boxes in East africa.

Focus Areas:

Aquaculture, Food Safety and Standards and Post Harvest

Aquaculture, Food Safety and Standards and Post HarvestSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya and Rwanda

Kenya and RwandaSEE LESS

1
Key Partner
2
Countries Implemented In
10
Customers
8
Employee
$500,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

The blue economy has a lot of potential in Africa. In Kenya for example, one of the main challenges that limits potential of this industry is post-harvest losses. In some areas it’s up to 70% due to poor infrastructure. None of the landing sites have working modern mobile cold chain solutions. The fishermen use traditional methods to preserve the harvest. This often leaves consumers exposed to diseases and infections.


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Solution

The Cold chain solution enables fish produce to be delivered at the correct temperature without any external power source (the solar power is used to provide the little power needed for the sensors). The solution can provide transparent and meaningful information to all stakeholders involved in the supply chain via smart cloud solutions and a tracking system. This enables the user to view the location and temperature of the cool box at any time, and remotely adjust the temperature as necessary.

Target Beneficiaries

Fishery Industry, Fresh Produce, etc

Mission and Vision

VISION- to be the leading portable, smart unbreakable cold chain solutions in Africa by 2020.
MISSION-Our mission is to provide an unbreakable cold chain from first mile to last mile, globally. Our licensed technology provides excellence in quality, and the full transparency of transportation in an affordable and ecological way.

Innovation Description

Vakava’s cold chain technology—mainly the QuickCold smart cool boxes – are a disruptive technology that store cold energy in dry ice batteries, meaning they do not rely on any external power sources. The containers are customizable and can store from 10-2000 liters of volume, in addition to being lightweight, portable and solar-powered. The IoT cloud-based geo-tracking component allows shipments to be easily followed and secured, and the sensor technologies provides monitoring mechanisms that enable users to regulate variables such as temperature and humidity up to a 0.1 degree in accuracy.

Competitive Advantage

Portable
Does not require external power source
Has antimicrobial film

Planned Goals and Milestones

Scale to other East Africa Countries
Funding Goal300,000
New Implemented CountriesRwanda, Kenya, Uganda

Milestones

Apr 2018
Key Partnership
Government
Mar 2018
Aug 2017
New Country
Rwanda
Feb 2017
New Country
Kenya
Jan 2017
Launched
Date Unknown
Recognition
Applicant
ORGANIZATIONSTI Forum 2018

Supporting Materials

Vakava-Profile.pdf