The great unveiling – the production AidPod – the Mark XI

Tim Llewellyn of PI Global describes the latest version of the AidPod (Mark XI) over Skype Yesterday (28/3/12) was a big day. The highly anticipated Skype meeting with our packaging partner to present what is likely to be the version of the AidPod that will go into production was postponed from 11am to 3pm to […]

Top 10 achievements for 2010

>> Last year’s top 10 1. Field trip to Zambia We travelled to Zambia in October and met with 45 people and 15 organisations. We had a great reception and a workshop of key stakeholders produced the basis of the plan for a pilot of the ColaLife concept in 2011. >> more on the plan […]

Can you balance an AidPod on your nose?

Ever tried*? Well, Carlo Montesanti of the Global Bee Project can. And here’s the proof: Carlo was one of the inspirational UnLtd Level 2 Award winners who gathered today at The Hoxton Apprentice restaurant and bar to celebrate and network with each other and members of the UnLtd Connect network. Jane and I attended and picked […]

The first day of the rest of my life

Photo by Sam Christmas for the Honda-sponsored Dream Factory project Apologies in advance but this post has ended up being mostly about me. Normal service will resume as soon as possible! Last Autumn I committed to leave my job to dedicate myself full-time to ColaLife. Well yesterday was my last day of my contract at […]

What would we do without UnLtd?

We’ve made three applications for funding to organisations which support start-ups. The first one failed because we were ‘not advanced enough with the ColaLife project’. The second one failed because ‘we were too advanced’. The third application was to UnLtd and today we heard that this bid has been successful. They have agreed to provide […]

Getting the kids on board

I picked up a message last night while clearing my Facebook inbox from Jon, an old  friend who is now a teacher. He  has also run the fabulous Warwickshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO) for many, many years and really knows what makes kids tick.  The Head at his school is desperate to find a way […]

ColaLife University and School Clubs get underway on three continents

Image credits: David Wilcox | Alex Spina and Chris Rhodes It is very encouraging to see ColaLife Chapters/Clubs starting to form in Universities and Schools around the World. So far we have: Wellesley College, US La Martiniere School, Calcutta >>Facebook group Warwick University, UK >>Facebook group I also know that there are discussions going on at […]

How are you going to buy food?

Food parcel distribution. Image credit: British Red Cross As the day approaches when I give up my day job (4/6/10) to concentrate full-time on ColaLife the excitement is building but this comes with a degree of anxiety especially among family members. Jane, my partner in life and ColaLife, is channelling her anxiety into researching and […]

A to Z of 2010 ColaLife priorities

AidPod Move from Mark III model through prototyping to manufacture for trials. Buckminster Fuller Challenge Do everything possible to win the Buckminster Challenge and generate as much PR as possible in the process. Commitment Continue to be totally committed to getting the ColaLife concept trialled and properly evaluated. Simon Berry to commit to ColaLife full […]

Google back off from original vision

My Twitter search on Project 10 100 just started to yield results. With great excitement I rushed to my PC to see this: Is ColaLife one of the 100 semi-finalists? No it isn’t. But hang on, there are not 100 semi-finalists! Google have changed the rules of the game! There won’t be 100 concrete ideas […]