Islandschool Uganda Association
The Islandschool Uganda Association is located in Boeblingen, Germany. This association initiates donation activities and collect funds to build the solar ferry and help the Island school in other means. You can visit us also on facebook here.
Lake Bunyonyi Community and Island Association
The Lake Bunyonyi Community and Island School Association is located in Bwarma, Uganda. This association will be the main recipient of the funds collected by the Islandschool Association and will then also be responsible to run and maintain the solar ferry.
Located right at the North Sea, this university is the perfect partner for the design of the solar ferry due to its mix of faculties: e.g. Technology (specifically Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Energy Efficiency) and Maritime Studies. Moreover, the university has experience in the design of solar-driven watercraft: Since 2005, it has run a solar-boat project under its current leadership of Prof. Dr. Kathrin Ottink and Prof. Dr. Matthias Graf. In this project students develop and build a solar boat and compete in races. For more information, check the project’s webpage here.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Incorporated are not directly linked to the association with a sponsorship contract; several employees from both companies have however created and supported this project and will continue in the future. Getting the respective HPE and HP foundations involved is work in progress.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise does 53B$ revenue per year with about 250 000 employees in about 50 countries worldwide by providing solutions for Hybrid IT, IoT and Services (Pointnext). HPE recognizes the challenge of meeting the growing demand for computing power in a resource constrained world. By using sustainibility as a driver for innovation and growth, HPE is creating sustainable solutions for the company, the customers and the world.
HP Inc does 48B$ revenue per year with about 50 000 employees in about 60 countries worldwide by developing and selling printers, laptops and tablets, desktops, displays and business solutions. The vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone and everywhere around the globe.