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

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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 to 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.

Our Approach

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 Portfolio

Our growing technology portfolio spans a breadth of areas in energy, health, food security, water and environmental remediation.

Solar Mini-Grids

Rural Electrification

Groundwater Drill

Food Security and Agriculture, Water Security

Solar Vaccine Fridge

Health and Sanitation

Our Partners

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.

Early Stage Technology

Early Stage Technology

Design Engineering

Design / Engineering

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.