An Open Invitation

Invitation – Shel Silverstein

„If you are a dreamer, come in,

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer

If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire

For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in!

Come in!“

With those magic words from my personal favorite poet, I invite you to come in. Uwezo Engineering is about exactly that – coming together, dreaming together, and, above all, producing together. Uwezo Engineering is building a product development community:

  • A community to contribute your skills for the common good
  • A community to find engineered solutions to your problems
  • A community to discuss the need for further solutions.

We live in a dynamic time. The world has never been smaller, and we are becoming more intertwined than ever before. At the same time, we face enormous challenges: climate change, poverty, social injustice, economic inequality, refugee crises, and the list goes on.

At Uwezo Engineering, we want to enable the dreamers, the engineers, scientists, mechanics, computer-scientists, designers, and mathematicians of this small, intertwined world. We provide the tools, methods and platform for you to develop solutions to the world’s current challenges.

With that said, I have taken the liberty to adjust my favorite poem and create a personal invitation to you. (Shel – I hope you don’t mind!)


Invitation to Act

If you are an engineer, come in.

If you are a scientist, a nerd, a geek,

A techie, a trekkie, a freak,

If you are know STEM, come, and take the leap:

Let’s change the world from within!

Come in!

Come in!

The First Patent Is Registered

When Loyal and his wife, my dear friend Astrid, came back from their 1 year road trip all across Africa, he told me “I got a business idea”.


In so many places they both were shocked by the huge amount of garbage, municipal waste lying around all over the place, eaten by animals, polluting the water. So the “problem to solve” was obvious: how to get rid of that waste, as sustainable and fair as possible.

He came up with the fancy sounding idea of a high efficient mini mobile waste combustor, fitting on a euro-pallet, feedable with nearly everything except metal, producing electricity and a cement ingredient.

I thought “Wow that would be fucking awesome! It would make people WANT to dispose the waste, not only for getting rid of it and it’s damage, but also for getting  electricity! Electricity where no or no reliable infrastructure is available. Could be used in developing countries as well as in conflict areas (like this).”


Now getting back to the headline of this post (and not telling the whole company story…):

The patent is registered, accepted and approved by the patent office! Yesterday we became the notification that it is now officially published.

I would say, let’s have a really good lunch together to celebrate, and if YOU are production industry, interested in solving problems like this, this and this: lets have a chat.

Capital Fund Paid-Up


Putting money on the table often changes the game. Not only in Texas Hold ’em.


Special thanks to the GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG for acting that fast and obliging.

Our First ‘Official’ Letter

The installation of the company name label on Loyal’s letter-box now proves successful: our first mail!


And how could it be otherwise, a bill… from our notary.

Talking about him: Dear Dr. R., let’s have a phone call on Monday. My first name is spelled with a ‘c’. Especially in accredited documents.

Meeting the IHK Founder Consulting

Getting up before 6. Temperature below 3•C. 1.5h Autobahn to Karlsruhe. Not my preferred morning scenario, but thanks to two green teas at the Laib&Leben at Parckoffice and the nice&competent Ms. Schmid at IHK it turned out quite well. If you are founding a company in the area, check this out! So far Karlsruhe seams to be a good choice as registered seat. Btw: [urgent action] put company name lable on Loyal’s letterbox.

We Did It! The Company Is Founded!

Today the two of us were at Notariat Karlsruhe and got the company agreement notarized. I wasn’t wearing my business suit for month, but it hardly never felt as fitting as that day.