Pangea Electronics - The world starts being modular
We help schools to digitize by our first eco-friendly and modular laptop Pangea Sun and PC Pangea Mercury
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Almost daily we read about innovations: 3DPrinter, ElectricCars, even the goal of populatingMars.
So the big question isn't whether we are working on the challenges of our time. The question is: Who will care about these challenges in the next generation?
They are our children and teenagers today. The problem is that our children spend most of their time at school. And schools are lagging behind technology.
At PangeaElectronics, we want to help schools to digitize.
That's why we developed the first modular and eco-friendly PC
PangeaMercury. Its modular system allows us to change only necessary parts and
- for only €9 per month
- with free hardwareupdates
- with free learning software
This helps schools to stay always uptodate by lowcosts.
And beyond schools we will support students by our effordable and modular laptop Pangea Sun. Its modular system enables students to customize it their individual needs.
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What is the problem you are solving?
Bangladesh has almost 15.000.000 students in primary schools (Govt. Primary School & New Nationalized Primary Schools).
Even if 3 students would get a PC, the costs for conventional PC would be unaffordable.
Even if only one PC room were set up for each primary school, that would still be almost 3 million PCs for 63,000 primary schools in Bangladesh.
There are also costs for maintenance, software and personnel costs.
And every few years big investments required to renew the PCs. With our modular system:
- no need for big investments
- no additonal costs for maintenance, software and staff
- the costs would be controllable and constant
- the PCs are always up to date (hardware and software)
Who are you serving?
We areconvinced that micro and individual solutions contribute to improvement butnot to a systemchange. This is more than necessary nowadays. The questions we ask ourselves:
If companies can cause problems in countries and among citizens by acting irresponsibly, can they not also be the solution FOR countries and citizens?
And how can we develop tomorrow's products that integrate people, the environment and socioeconomics on a global scale?
Our aim is to address social issues, to use the product to tackle the social challenge in an idealistic and financial way.
With this approach, we integrate all aspects of the environment, society, economy in the extraction of raw materials, production, digitization and responsibility.
For production we need different machines. Instead of buying and using them, we want to qualify people and leave them to them under a leasing contract. A fixed acceptance of the production units assures the lessee the fulfillment of his leasing installments. And with the profit he can live independently and build up prosperity.
The machine itself remains within the factory until the final payment has been received. After payment, the machine becomes the property of the lessee and can freely dispose of it.
Goal: Strengthen Infrastructure & Education
What is your solution?
Pangea Electronics stands for innovative, eco-friendly and a sustainable technology. We want to create a positive impact in design, manufacturing and sustainable electronic with circular economy.
The Pangea Sun can do everything that is expected of a notebook and more:
Its modular design, individual parts can be exchanged and adapted to your own needs. It consists of a total of 8 modules or individual parts: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, battery, mainboard, computer and more.
While common modularity concepts focus on the interchangeability of individual defective parts, we at Pangea Electronics go one step further. We enable our customers not only to replace defective parts, but also to update and customize their Pangea Sun regularly. Instead of working with weakened batteries or outdated technology or looking for a new laptop every few years, we relieve the customer by automated upgrades.
Customers never have to buy an expensive laptop again.
A Hardware-As-A-Service for the B2C sector.
The trend and market acceptance of modular products have been confirmed since 2013 by Fairphone's modular smartphones. And the acceptance of sustainable and modular products now goes beyond that of the first follower. Fairphone alone is now growing by 233%.
And to prove that we are also able to develop a laptop that is also modular, we brought the Pangea Sun and Pangea Mercury to life in 2018 after 2 years of development.
Since the production of a laptop involves high setup costs, we will first release our Minimal Viable Product Pangea Mercury in 2020. This will even allow us to launch the Pangea brand a year earlier than planned and finance the production of the Pangea Sun with its sales.
The Pangea Mercury is a modular mini PC that can be easily connected to the TV or monitor and used as a PC.
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Where our solution team is headquartered or located:Berlin, Deutschland
In which sector would you categorize your solution?
Our solution's stage of development:Prototype
Describe what makes your solution innovative.
The Pangea Sun can do everything that is expected of a laptop and even more: Thanks to its modular design, individual parts can be exchanged and adapted to your own needs. It consists of a total of 8 modules or individual parts: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, battery, mainboard, computer, body and an expansion module for individual expansion such as a smartphone module or beamer module.
Instead of working with a weak battery or outdated technology every few years or looking for a new laptop, we are relieving our customers with automated upgrades. The customer never has to buy an expensive laptop again.
The Pangea Mercury is a modular PC that can be easily connected to a monitor.
Pangea Mercury has two parts: Core (Black) and PC (Yellow).
Every year we update only the PC-Modul and save costs and environment.
How many people are you currently serving with your solution? How many will you be serving in one year? How about in five years?
We already closed development and research.
We prepare now our first series production in the next few month.
In 2020 we plan to serve first 100 customers/students as first pilot project.
In 2021 we plan to serve 250 customers/students as second pilot project.
In 2024 we plan to serve up to 50.000 customers/students
What are your goals within the next year and within the next five years?
Next year: Producing first 500 Units and to test it at schools as pilot project
Five years: Mass production and roll out
What are the barriers that currently exist for you to accomplish your goals for the next year and for the next five years?
Access to government for roll out in schools
How are you planning to overcome these barriers?
We have received good feedback from trade fairs and customer feedback that only confirms our strategy.
In order to validate our business model and vision, we have taken part in several competitions and even received awards from the German President:
Land of Ideas 2017 by the Federal President (Germany's Best 100 Ideas)
Industry Award 2017 for Pangea Sun
Industry Award 2018 for Pangea Mercury
Innovation Award 2018 for Pangea Mercury
MIT IIC 2018 Europe Finalis
Currently, we even exhibited our prototype at Deutsche Bank's request.
Even Federal Minister Zypries mentioned us in her speech at the opening of the Africa Start-Up Night in Berlin:
Thus we have created a network that favours international cooperations in order to be able to achieve the trust of the government.
If you selected “My solution is already being implemented in Bangladesh,” please provide an overview of your current activities in the region.
If you selected “I am planning to expand my solution to Bangladesh,” please provide an overview of your expansion plans. What is the market opportunity for your business or product in Bangladesh?
We plan to start our pilot projects in Bangladesh and to learn how we can customize our Pangea Mercury to adapt it to the local and cultural needs.
- Cenk Toprak CEO, Pangea Electronics