E4C Advisory Services

E4C provides customized advisory services to organizations seeking to solve complex sustainability and innovation challenges. We offer a deep understanding of the latest technology-based solutions and social innovation approaches. E4C is committed to excellence, collaboration, and delivering powerful results for our partners.

Recent Advisory Engagements

Forward-looking organizations turn to E4C Advisory Services for creative and pragmatic solutions to pressing technology challenges. Here are some examples.

The E4C Advisory Advantage

Since 2017, E4C has provided expert research and multidisciplinary technical guidance. Short-term or long, local or global, E4C solves mission-critical challenges across the sustainable development space.


E4C's holistic, collaborative approach offers interdisciplinary teams that address both the technical and human aspects of every challenge.

Expert Teams

E4C's network of innovators, inventors, engineers, manufacturers, designers, and product developers are global leaders in their respective disciplines.

Proven Methodologies

E4C Fellows, domain experts, and staff leverage our proven methodology for supporting innovation ecosystems to help others achieve their sustainability goals.

Standard of Excellence

E4C's adheres to the most rigorous standards of engineering and design, while respecting the inherent value of every individual and the planet.

Supporting Innovation

E4C's Advisory Services help a wide variety of organizations in the public and private sectors seeking to move their technology innovations from concept to market-ready solutions.

Mobilizing a Global Technical Community for Change

E4C engages impact-driven students, academics, and professionals to apply their skills in transformative ways to meet the needs of our partners.

Creating and Sharing Knowledge

E4C’s research collaborations cut across geographies and sectors to deliver an actionable ecosystem view of technology’s role in achieving the UN’s SDGs.

Advisory Services FAQs

There is no limit to the potential size, scope, and complexity of an E4C Advisory Services project. Each one is tailored to your specific needs, budget, and timeline.

E4C offers advisory services to both nonprofits and corporations looking to advance a sustainability objective.

Recent projects include executing a design challenge with Siemens USA and developing a technical framework for one of the World Bank’s Climate Innovation Centers. E4C has developed training partnerships with several universities to teach the technical assessment framework we use in our E4C Solutions Library.

We’ve also helped numerous organizations with in-depth research including market and sector-specific landscape analyses. E4C can train staff to implement new processes for selecting and building capacity of climate ventures.

Our methodology includes understanding the current challenges, context, and constraints to inform and implement solutions that fit the needs and scope of your project. Finally, we transfer insight and solutions to ensure ongoing success and progress.

Our expert multidisciplinary, global technical teams can address a wide variety of sustainability challenges. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we can meet your specific needs.

We develop a timeline that matches each project’s unique requirements. Generally these projects range from one to three years. If you have a shorter term project of four to five months, consider sponsoring it as an E4C Impact Project.

E4C staff are experienced in managing and executing product, process, and workflow design projects. In addition, we have a network of experts in various applications, technologies, and regions who are available to Advisory Services project teams.

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