DIT Spin-Out Company Warmer Wedge to feature on Dragon's Den this Sunday, 10th March



On Sunday March 10, Dr. Mick McKeever from the DIT School of Electrical Engineering Systems will appear on the RTE Dragons' Den to pitch his clean energy invention, Warmer Wedge, to the five Dragons.

When asked about his experience on the Dragons' Den, Dr. McKeever commented, “It was a very exciting experience getting up close and personal with the Dragons. Warmer Wedge is a fantastic product with very clear benefits so I was confident my pitch would be well received by these experienced investors. I can’t reveal the outcome so you will just have to tune in this Sunday evening to find out!”


Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD talking to DIT researcher and Warmer Wedge inventor, Dr Michael McKeever at the Innovation@DIT Showcase, June 2012

The Warmer Wedge was designed and developed by Dr. McKeever through his research in DIT. With the ongoing support of DIT Hothouse and the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund programme, Dr. McKeever has successfully brought his product to the stage where it can be commercialised. In order to take his business to the next level, he has sought further investment.

Warmer Wedge is a product that keeps hot water on tap during the day in order to cut down on heating costs. By reducing energy demand during peak hours it is both cost effective and environmentally friendly. Thanks to a modular DIY design, the Warmer Wedge can be clipped easily onto the outside of hot water tanks. The system effectively doubles the heat storage capacity of a tank by retaining the heat in the tank for longer. Warmer Wedge is an ideal solution for home and business owners, energy providers and tradespeople. Click here to learn more about Warmer Wedge.


This episode of Dragons' Den will air on RTE 1 at 9.30pm, Sunday 10th March. More information will follow after the episode has been broadcast.

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