Breakthrough technologies for transformative impact on sustainable global development
We are scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs who turn innovation into large scale solutions around the world
A sustainable, resilient oxygen infrastructure for COVID and beyond
We are building the largest production and distribution network for medical oxygen in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The largest electrification event in history
How we engineered the creation of a utility building 10,000 solar mini-grids that will provide electricity for 25 million people in rural India.
Nature's most powerful waste treatment system
Our Tiger Biofilter system uses earthworms to effectively and affordably treat sewage and wastewater for low-income communities and fragile ecosystems.
Technology can play a critical role in improving access to food, energy, water and healthcare for underserved communities, but only if done right. We employ a unique 3-part model:
Deep Understanding of the Problem
Based on our influential “50 Breakthroughs” study, we develop an extraordinarily deep understanding of the underlying problems we seek to solve.
We leverage existing early-stage technologies to reduce R&D risk and time-to-market, and engineer products that are fit for purpose.
Partnering with Emerging Market Companies
We invest in deep, trusted partnerships with established private companies in emerging markets who have lasting, local footprints and are hungry to build businesses to serve low-income segments.
Our growing technology portfolio spans a breadth of areas in energy, health, food security, water and environmental remediation.
Oxygen Infrastructure Franchise ModelHealth and Sanitation
The Intelligent Positive Air Pressure MachineHealth and Sanitation
Solar Mini-GridsRural Electrification
Vermifiltration Composting ToiletsHealth and Sanitation
Groundwater DrillFood Security and Agriculture, Water Security
Solar Vaccine FridgeHealth and Sanitation
The success of our model is fueled by deep strategic partnerships. Whether it’s in problem identification, R&D, engineering and product development or going to market, our partners are an extension of our team.
The 50 Breakthroughs report serves as the technology complement to the SDGs. Grounded in rigorous analysis of each of the issues brought forward by the 2017 UN SDGs, the report identifies the 50 most critical technologies required to eradicate global poverty.