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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Engineering and Construction


A wind turbine's generator currently uses rare-earth magnets which cost £40 per kg, Greenspur have developed innovative generators which use ferrite magnets, an abundantly available material, that cost as little as £1 per kg. The company have made further advancements by removing the gearbox, which has resulted in lower maintenance costs and improved efficiency.
investment: £368,640 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £2,340,909
status: Active
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Developing ultra-efficient combustion cycles by replacing a conventional engine's mechanical drivetrain with cleaner and compact electrical components. Libertine have created Free Piston Engines that can operate by using either fossil fuels, or renewable energy. Their products have opportunities to provide benefits in numerous industries and the company has already had discussions with two large automotive firms and OEMs that are interested in utilising the technology. Libertine owns 28 patents and has distributed a license for its product, which is currently generating annual revenue growth of around 90%. Revenues in 2017 totalled £300k.
investment: £614,059 target: £700,001
status: Active
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Gripit offers uniquely designed plasterboard fixings, which can hold tremendous loads upto 113kgs. These light weighted and easy to install products are exported to over 32 countries, thereby raising over £4m in the last Crowdcube campaigns. In 2008, Mr. Jordan Daykin invented gripit drywall anchor when he was just 13 years old. In 2014, he became the youngest person to secure investment through BBC’s Dragon Den.  
investment: £652,160 target: £1,000,000 pre-money valuation: £22,500,000
status: Active 13 days
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Improving the railway construction industry by collecting data to reduce inefficiencies and overspending. Rail Diary is a B2B SaaS product that is designed to analyse information on infrastructure projects to improve particular elements that plague the industry. These include the delivery, commercialisation and the health and safety of projects. Rail Diary allows developers to monitor ongoing costs, forecast for the future and reduce the number of claims made. Rail Diary will generate revenue via a monthly subscription model ranging from £45 to £150, plus project fees.
investment: £50,544 target: £125,000 pre-money valuation: £875,003
status: Active 45 days
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An engineering parts washing company using environmentally friendly aqueous solvent technology to clean components. As of January 2018, Safe Solvents uses a service model to generate income. The company has currently signed 131 contracts with businesses in the engineering sector and is expecting to sign almost 20 more by the end of their financial year in February 2019. Safe Solvents has patented their technology and is aiming to achieve an 8% market share within the next 5 years in the UK. The company is now raising funds to expand further in the UK, as well as enter the global market. In addition, Safe Solvents is currently developing 4 new products with many more in the pipeline and the company is also seeking to enter other industries that can benefit from the technology.
investment: £1,090,950 target: £800,000 pre-money valuation: £3,500,000
status: Extended 6 days
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Premium GRAPHENE COMPOSITES Engineering and Construction EIS
By combining advanced materials with graphene and aerogel, GC have developed composites which can be used as armour, or even utilised within the renewable energy and aerospace sectors. Their GC Shield can protect against knife attacks and low-energy gun attacks, whilst also being small enough to fit in a school bag. Multiple GC Shields can be quickly linked to each other to form a GC Shield Wall for an even larger area of protection.
investment: £337,500 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £10,000,000
status: Expired
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Environmentally friendly roads created by replacing the oil-based bitumen with plastic from old rubbish and landfill, resulting in longer lasting, stronger and more durable roads. MacRebur roads are already in place and can be driven on in the UK and the firm is in advanced discussions and testing with international markets such as the USA, Canada and Australia. MacRebur supply their product to major asphalt companies including Aggregate, Cemex and Tarmac.
investment: £3,215,178 target: £1,500,016 pre-money valuation: £14,502,202
status: Expired
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Polysolar specialises in manufacturing photovoltaic windows capable of generating electricity, which can be used in buildings to generate clean renewable energy whilst also meeting planning regulations. Its technology is already in-use by major organisations such as Network Rail and Sainsbury's.
investment: £1,325,070 target: £750,000 pre-money valuation: £8,948,332
status: Expired
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At Showersave we believe in keeping things simple because simplicity is the key to any of the world’s greatest innovations. That’s why in creating Showersave we focused purely on creating a simple device that would deliver real energy saving results.
investment: £78,220 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £2,851,261
status: Expired
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A UK based house builder specialising in the delivery of high quality, zero carbon Smart Homes in London and South of England. Verto Homes work with a select handful of experienced property investors, purchasing land sites, redeveloping and ultimately selling new build residential properties through single project, special purpose vehicles. It has developments at various stages of construction with a combined Gross Development Value of over £21m in London and the South West of England. Verto Homes is already making sustainable living a reality with the launch of their zero carbon Smart Homes and the company is now on track to become the UK’s largest sustainable house builder by 2020. http://vertohomes.com/
investment: £900,000 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £166,667
status: Funded
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Vehicle Preparation Services Engineering and Construction EIS
VPS work with vehicle manufacturers to provide labour such as fitting air conditioning, leather seats, etc. to their cars as they arrive at port from overseas. VPS's main focus is the manufacturing of Number Plates within the Approved British Standard and selling these directly to the car manufacturers.
investment: £883,690 target: £750,000 pre-money valuation: £6,000,000
status: Expired
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Glovebox Direct is an online automotive parts, accessories and merchandise marketplace selling original equipment direct from the car and bike brands.
investment: £98,410 target: £120,000 pre-money valuation: £800,245
status: Expired
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