Liverpool City Region-based company Radwraps has won funding from the prestigious Innovate UK Launchpad competition for its innovative new product development that promises to revolutionise the energy efficiency of home heating systems.
Radwraps, already known for their 10-year-old specially formulated magnetic radiator covers, have spent 4 years conducting extensive research and development to create a product that not only improves energy efficiency, but also adds energy back to heating systems.
This innovative development, which is in collaboration with Liverpool University (group of Prof. Dmitry Shchukin, from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy) and builds on earlier research at Liverpool John Moores University, involves the use of a Phase Change Material that enables the radiator covers to give energy back to heating systems.
This breakthrough technology will allow boilers to be turned off more quickly while still providing the same heating output, ultimately reducing carbon emissions and helping homes during times of energy crisis.
The Liverpool City Region was chosen as one of only two places to pilot Innovate UK’s Launchpad programme which aimed to drive innovation beyond south-east England.
Launched in September 2022, the programme offered competitive grants of between £15,000 and up to £1m for businesses of all sizes and focused on developing innovations that transform the city region’s advanced manufacturing cluster, with an emphasis on digital technologies and net zero outcomes.
Radwrap’s success in the competition will enable them to employ local workers, continue to stay within the Liverpool City Region and help to reduce energy costs during a time of need.
“We are extremely proud to have won the Innovate UK Launchpad competition, as it is very difficult to win awards with such a prestigious organisation,” said James Maddocks Director at Radwraps. “We believe that our new product development will go a long way in reducing carbon emissions, helping homes during times of energy crisis, and getting the country closer to being net-zero.”
Radwraps’ new energy-efficient radiator covers promise to have a significant impact on the environment and the economy, making it a win-win solution for everyone.
For more information about Radwraps and their products, visit their website at www.radwraps.co.uk