Bearhug is the winning team from the Hack Global Goals Hackathon in september 2018. This Hackathon is organized in advance of the Eindhoven Maker Faire 2018. The goal of the hackathon was to help the 17 global goals push forward by makers. Team Bearhug found eachother quickly. The mixed skills of Bearhug made a strong team. Containing a backend developer, electrical engineer, visualizer, community developer, embedded engineer and a marketeer, this mix of skills made the project boost. By the end of the weekend Team Bearhug presented a business case with working demo, ready to be developed into a prototype.
Providing people with a means to remotely monitor their equipment health, order stock product and signal community issues.
If you live in a rural off-grid community, you have challenges when it comes to maintenance of your solar water pump or your PV micro-grid. Replenishing stock or getting help has its own logistical issues. With BEARHUG we help these 700 million people worldwide by providing them with a means to remotely monitor their equipment health, order stock products and signal community issues to their support people anywhere on the planet. BEARHUG can save up to 50% on logistics and maintenance costs, can open up new revenue streams for these communities and bring these communities closer to their support groups.