Retromixer – The Start of a Scottish Success Story

20 January 2017

The achievements of ECCI Ideas Lab residents Artur & Denny from Retromixer have been celebrated in a leading Scottish water indusrty report. Described as a 'Scottish Success Story", the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service highlights the pair's recent appearance on Dragons' Den and string of awards accomplishments.

Read the original article below and here: https://www.hnwis.scot/media/1238/wrc-mit-briefing-october-2016-web.pdf

Two inventors from Edinburgh, Artur and Denny, have created a technology to solve an everyday problem for expats and international students.

The Retromixer is a mixing adapter for separate taps for hot and cold water which, as well as being convenient, improves sustainability by reducing water consumption by up to 50 per cent.

Artur and Denny recently appeared on BBCs Dragons’ Den with Retromixer looking for backing. While none of the Dragons invested in the duo, Sarah Willingham was keen to buy one for her Danish husband who often complains about the inconvenience of separate taps.

The appearance of Retromixer on Dragons’ Den shows that water e ciency is becoming more important to customers both in terms of potential cost savings to water bills and the environmental impact. Retromixer has demonstrated that a product can be simple, e ective and attractive.

The young entrepreneurs, who developed Retromixer with the support of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) Low Carbon Ideas Lab, have already been shortlisted for a string of awards, such as The Vibes and LAUNCH.ed’s Inspire Launch Grow Innovation Cup, and came runners up in this year’s E-Club Pitching Competition.

‘The HNWIS has been very generous in its support from the beginning. It expanded beyond the expended help and opened up many new resources. We were put in touch with experts for di erent existing challenges like the certi cation and the product development and interesting funding opportunities in the wider ecosystem of early stage entrepreneurship in Scotland. We’re really happy and thankful we had the opportunity to be supported by the HNWIS. It’s beyond any doubt it has helped us establish the business that now has a fully developed and manufactured product with sustainability in focus and growing sales.’

Find out more about ECCI's Low Carbon Ideas Lab: http://edinburghcentre.org/Lab-Residents.html