Timeline

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Sepura

2018
May 1

Sepura is Founded

The first conceptual design of Sepura, called Sepurator at the time, is born.
June 15

First Proof of Concept

First Proof of Concept
The idea of a sustainable garbage disposal system began with this proof of concept.
August 1

First Prototype

First Prototype
Our first prototype of Sepura, Alpha 1, is created.
October 15

Testing and Iterations

Testing and Iterations
We tested many concepts and introduced the collection center.
December 1

The Second Prototype

The Second Prototype
We improved the separator component significantly.
2019
January 1

More Testing, Validation, and Iterations

More Testing, Validation, and Iterations
Feature validation and heavy testing period began. Hundreds of parts were made. Everything was pushed to the limit of breaking.
February 15

Alpha Testing Program 1

Alpha Testing Program 1
Conceptual designs were considered for the collection centre, and low volume manufacturing began for the alpha testing program.
March 1

Sepura’s First Public Appearance

Sepura’s First Public Appearance
Alpha 3 made its first appearance in the public at the BC Tech Summit, 2019.
April 1

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board
The BC Tech Summit & early testers provided us with lots of feedback which brought us back to the drawing board.
June 15

Community Integration & Tech Development

Community Integration & Tech Development
We learned a lot about regulations and the food waste world, which allowed us to learn how to stop odors from escaping our collection center.
July 1

Closed System Prototype (Alpha 4)

Closed System Prototype (Alpha 4)
Alpha 4 had a much higher water/solids separation and eliminated odors.
September 15

Alpha Testing Program 2

Alpha Testing Program 2
Further testing and improvements were made. Higher quality, low volume manufacturing began for Alpha 4.
November 1

Ergonomics Improvements

Ergonomics Improvements
The ergonomics of the collection center were improved and tested.
December 1

Beta 1 (Soft Tool Production)

Beta 1 (Soft Tool Production)
Beta 1 is created to address the wants and needs of our testers. We designed this beta unit with direct user feedback front of mind.
2020
January 8

Beta 1 Debuts at CES

Beta 1 Debuts at CES
Sepura’s second public appearance, this time with Beta 1, takes place in Las Vegas at CES. Sepura won numerous awards from the likes of CNET and Engadget.
February 3

Feature Validation Period

Pre-orders open and we received feedback from thousands of people about the features they would like Sepura to have. This began the design of Beta 2.
November 15

More design, Refining, and Optimizing

After speaking with thousands of interested people, we optimized Sepura to be more compact so that it can fit even more kitchens, gave it a more ergonomic design, and incorporated higher quality materials at the same price.
2021
February 1

Design for Manufacturing

We are currently finalizing the commercial-ready manufacturing design.
March 1

Final Pre-Production Run (Current)

We will get a handful of Sepura units manufactured to ensure the components of the final design are perfect.
April 1

Tooling & Certification

Tooling will be set up at scale, and we will have our manufacturing process certified.
May 1

Final Touches

We will test and optimize the assembly of Sepura at scale.
June 15

Production Begins & Pre-Orders Ship

The day we’ve all been waiting for! Pre-ordered units will start being shipped out.

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