LIFE IS FUN
Our core belief at Kaiterra (formerly Origins Technology) is that life is meant to be fun! We want to make the world a more beautiful, more fun, and more exciting place, so that we can enjoy every minute of our time on Earth.
Kaiterra was founded to build towards this vision.
Starting with our most pressing concern, the world’s air pollution problem, Kaiterra provides affordable, effective solutions to monitor and improve air quality. We work hard to create professional-grade technology for both non-scientists as well as experts.
WHAT WE DO
We create beautiful products to monitor and improve the environment around us.
Starting with our most pressing concern, China’s air quality problem, we aim to make a real difference in the lives of ourselves, friends, and families. We want to do the same for you.
8000km by motorbike
In 2009, adventurer & TV presenter Liam Bates (Swiss) embarked on the journey of a lifetime with good friend, Ken Ying (Chinese). The pair travelled for 2 months on motorcycles from the heart of Tibet across the plains of Mongolia and finally to Shanghai. During their journey they encountered drug-running gangs, had their motorbikes stolen, and Liam broke a couple of bones.
They also had the time of their lives, and became friends for life.
a marriage proposal
In January 2014, Liam proposed to his Canadian fiancée, Jess. She accepted and moved to Beijing, so that they could be together. As a young child, Jess had asthma, but she seemed to have grown out of it years ago – until she moved to Beijing.
On the ride from the airport Jess had a sudden asthma attack. Air pollution was the obvious source. The couple began looking for a solution, but after testing just about everything on the market were thoroughly disappointed.
Frustrated, Liam decided it was time to find a solution, so he quit his job, as did Ken and Jess, and Origins was born.
one year old
Origins Technology spent its first year in Jess & Liam’s living room, trying to find solutions to the problem of air pollution. At one point there were 3 people working on tables and 3 people working on the floor.
The team worked closely with partners in Switzerland and around the world to develop and create the OxyBox purifier and Laser Egg air quality monitor.
Origins is growing fast, and our team works out of a beautiful courtyard in the heart of Beijing, which we call the Breathing Space. When the weather (and air) is good, we sit in the sunshine and design cool new products to improve the lives of our users and the environment around us.
One day, we hope to fix the root sources of air pollution, and make the world a more beautiful place!
KAITERRA IN THE NEWS
If you’ve got questions about Kaiterra, or just want to know more about air pollution and the work being done in this field, please feel free to get in touch with us!