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June 2016

On a hike up Hochkönig, an idea is born from a problem... For reasons of focus and hygiene most sports require the use of a squeezable bottle, yet nobody seems to like the taste of such bottles, because they are all made of plastic. So when it comes to the essential subject of hydration, why should we sacrifice purity and good taste for mere functionality?

Pictures actually taken that day!

September 2016

Applying for state funding. The idea is taking shape – a sports bottle that fuses optimum functionality with clean taste.

October 2016

Spending countless hours at trade fairs, looking for solutions in materials and possible technologies...

November 2016

From alloys, elastic and metallic glas to complicated pump systems, origami structures, hydroforming, deep drawing and creative welding – for one or the other reason none of these technologies seem to be quite the right solution for the challenge at hand.

December 2016

Good things come to those, who keep going... Austrian state-funding (AWS impuls XS) is finally granted.

January 2017

Still looking for solutions... Pressure is on!

February 2017

A hint by an old friend and engineer from Switzerland draws our attention towards the field of layering-technology. Crucial...

March 2017

Breakthrough... Having found a partner of development in the University of Leoben (Austria), first tests regarding the layering-technology bring positive results.

April 2017

Finally time to catch a breath...

May 2017

Looking for a possible production partner and finding one in Denmark. A company renowned for producing accelerator parts for CERN.

June 2017

Proof of concept... Thank you Uni Leoben!

July 2017

Time for Teambuilding! Relocating to Vienna, looking for people to join the cause.

August 2017

Another proof of concept. This time from Denmark. Layering does in fact work for the production of a sports bottle.

September 2017

Applying for more state-funding. The purse is tightening...

October 2017

Baptism: Officially registering under the name of KEEGO.

November 2017

Building the first prototype.

December 2017

2017 ends on a high note. Getting the deal done with the Danish production partner. Being granted another state-funding. While shooting photo and video content for the Kickstarter campaign. KEEGO finally on camera... Epic!

March 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

July 2018

Planned production system turns out to be too small

September 2018

Outer metal finish turns out to be unfeasible

October 2018

The intended material combination turns out not to meet the requirements

December 2018

In order to process the new materials a new production partner is needed

February 2019

A new production partner is found in Switzerland

February 2019

Start of production

June 2019

Delivery to all the crowdfunding backers

July 2019

Go Live of the onlineshop