Glowing polar bear helps families improve their energy usage

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We have seen a number of devices — such as Smappee and Eva — which help consumers monitor their energy usage and become more eco-friendly. Hyko is a new system from the Netherlands which goes a step further, by getting the kids involved too. The Hyko Polar Bear is an energy monitoring device which aims to teach the next generation the importance of being energy aware, by educating them about climate change. The system combines a cute, glowing monitor — designed in the form of a polar bear — with a 33-page interactive adventure app for smartphone or tablet which…

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