Lilypad in the news

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C3 Clean Tech Accelerator

Lilypad received a $60,000 investment from the C3 Clean Tech Accelerator and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).  The investment was on based on Lilypad’s carbon free approach to shareable recreational boating.  This includes supporting the development and manufacturing of Lilypad to achieve a significant economic multiplier effect within Michigan’s world class manufacturing community. 

https://www.centrepolisaccelerator.com/blog/1411/c3-accelerator-showcases-client-companies-in-online-event

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Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

“The Great Lakes State is uniquely suited to tap into the abundant water-based resources available in our backyard to research sustainable solutions that will support Michigan’s maritime industry and preserve our greatest natural resource for generations to come,” said Governor Whitmer. “These new projects will allow us to support this critical workforce while continuing to create a more innovative and environmentally-friendly future for our state.”

https://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/2021/10/whitmer-announces-grants-to-accelerate-maritime-mobility-innovations-in-great-lakes/

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On Water Deployment

Lilypad began BETA customer testing in Saugatuck, MI this October in support of our OFME deployment grant.  Working in conjunction with Retro Boats we began testing the platform operation, customer user experience, and overall performance of the LIlypad platform.  Customer support has been overwhelmingly positive with a net promoter score of 80+%.  Lessons from this deployment will be incorporated into future builds.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO OFFICIAL LAUNCH IN SPRING 2022!

www.retroboatrentals.com