Technology firm and SF partner Sure Chill joined UK Prime Minister Theresa May on a 4-day trade mission across three African markets last week, to promote their technology and build trade and investment links.
Sure Chill has developed a unique new cooling technology approved by the World Health Organisation that ensures a refrigerator remains perfectly cool during any power outage.
The patented technology was first developed to protect life-saving temperature-sensitive vaccines in emerging countries. The medical refrigerators can last without power for over 12 days in ambient temperatures of 43°C.
Since 2016 Shell Foundation has supported Sure Chill as part of our strategic partnership with the UK Government, to expand their business model and pilot their technology with off-grid and weak-grid home use fridges.
Together, we are currently field testing off-grid units in Kenya and weak-grid units in India, and also developing solutions for potential new market sectors.
Nigel Saunders, Sure Chill’s CEO, joined the Prime Minister alongside leading businesses, policymakers and entrepreneurs in order to build new investment, trading and export ties between the UK and these emerging markets.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with senior industrialists and politicians in some of the fastest growing economies in Africa where our product can really make a difference to communities,” said Nigel.
“By storing energy within cooling devices we can provide life-saving and life-enhancing technology in regions with frequently interrupted power – or no power at all.”
Prime Minister, Theresa May said: “The companies I am talking to Africa are leading examples of how UK innovation is transforming the technology sector on a global scale.
“The ambition and commitment to driving change that Sure Chill showcase is exactly what I want to see from British businesses, and I am pleased they are joining me on this important visit as the UK looks to deepen its partnership with Africa.”
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