SupaPowa

Venturefest South Innovator: SupaPowa

SupaPowa's vision is to become the trusted and recognised face of wireless charging as the technology becomes more mainstream. They told us more ahead of their involvement in Venturefest South next month.

Describe your business in no more than 100 words

SupaPowa is considered the enabler of wireless power technology in the UK. Our continuous investment in product testing and development guarantees that, as new wireless charging technologies emerge, our products remain current and compatible.

SupaPowa’s current product range includes our exclusive, award-winning, dual-mode wireless charging transmitter - compatible with both major wireless charging standards.

The seamless integration of this transmitter ensures that users can easily charge their mobile devices with minimal fuss.

Driven by a strong desire to deliver quality and superior service, SupaPowa is the ideal technology partner for any business looking to invest in wireless power solutions.

  

What prompted you to enter the Innovation Zone? Describe the innovation that you’ve entered with. 

We first came across wireless charging at an exhibition in Hong Kong back in 2013. Having seen the potential for such a market in the UK and Europe we started a business and began to test a number of wireless charging products until we were confident with a product that we could take to market under our brand.

In 2016 we designed and built our very own wireless charging transmitter pad which supports both standards for wireless charging (Qi and PMA). This product led to SupaPowa winning the award for ‘Best Innovator’ at the Entrepreneurs Unite 2016 conference in Portsmouth. This helped to generate a keen interest in our exclusive products. Since we launched our new offering in 2016 we are continuing to introduce and promote wireless charging to public spaces.

  

How would you describe that to a novice?

Wireless charging is as simple as it sounds. Charge your mobile device(s) without the need for wires. Many phone and tablet manufacturers are already building wireless charging capabilities into their new models as standard which makes the device compatible with SupaPowa’s transmitter. 

 

What are the biggest challenges you face?

Awareness of wireless charging and adoption of the technology. The manufacturers that already build wireless charging receivers into mobile devices are not actively promoting the technology.

And, whilst accessories are available for the other devices such as the iPhone to enable wireless charging, companies like Apple have yet to build it into a device as standard.

Despite the rumours that come with every new iPhone release, until Apple include a wireless charging receiver in their devices as a standard feature, widespread adoption of the technology will be slower.

 

What are your biggest professional achievements to date?

  • Winners of the ‘Best Innovator’ award at the 2016 Entrepreneurs Unite event in Portsmouth.
  • Nominated for ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards 2015.
  • We have already partnered with some well-known corporates to provide them with wireless charging. These companies are already rolling out our transmitters into vehicles, kitchen worktops and office spaces.

  

How do you feel about showcasing to potentially hundreds of people at Venturefest South?

Based on the responses that we’ve received at previous events, we are confident that SupaPowa are able to showcase an exciting brand and product which will provide a real ‘wow’ factor to Venturefest South.

As we introduce wireless charging and educate a new audience we also aim to impress those who may already be aware of the technology with our exclusive product.

It is certainly a product that the general public and businesses alike can relate to and so we are excited to share this with a wider audience.

  

What are you hoping to get out of attending Venturefest South?

As mentioned above, introduction to the technology is still vital at this stage and, of course, the ultimate goal is to help people to understand the benefits of wireless charging and make wireless power technologies easily accessible and available to the general public.

  

Where do you see your company in five years time?

Our vision is to become the trusted and recognised face of wireless charging as the technology becomes more mainstream.

  

What advice would you give to aspiring innovators?

Believe in an innovative idea. Be patient and also be confident and concise in the benefits that your product can bring.

SupaPowa will be part of the Innovation Zone at the inaugural Venturefest South event taking place at Winchester Guildhall on 9th March – for more information and to book your tickets, visit https://venturefestsouth.co.uk/