As university students increasingly use their devices in class and to socialise with friends, wireless charging service Chargifi will be providing Imperial College London with wireless charging hotspots, free for staff and students to use.
Chargifi will power up charging spots in cafes and communal areas at the university’s South Kensington campus. Imperial is the second higher education client signed by Chargifi this year, following a similar agreement with The University of Greenwich this summer.
Chargifi was founded in 2013 by 27 year old Dan Bladen who went travelling for six months and found many of the places he visited were not set up to let him charge his devices easily. The service, which brings free, convenient power to people where and when they need it most, will allow students and staff alike to charge their devices without the hassle of using a cable.
Onepoll research commissioned by Chargifi, as universities went back to class this autumn, showed 56% of the 2,000 British adults surveyed said that wireless charging should be made a free amenity in public areas. Unsurprisingly, 18-24 year olds were most likely to believe this to be the case.
Dan Bladen, CEO and Co-founder, Chargifi says: “Imperial is recognised as one of the best universities in the world and we think its focus on science and innovation makes Chargifi a perfect fit for its students.”