Engineering for Change

Interest: Energy

When the sun goes down, the day ends. No work after dark, no studying. That’s the reality for one quarter of the world’s population that lives without electricity. Inventive design and the falling cost of solar power is lighting up homes that the traditional energy grid has left dark. Power solutions that can scale are filling in the grid gaps with solar, hydro, wind and biogas. With alternative energy solutions, the world is lighting up.

Interest: Energy

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Tom Decker

E4C investigates technologies that turn waste into energy

August 30, 2016

With the population on the rise, the world’s waste stream has become increasingly difficult to manage. But waste-to-energy schemes...

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Rob Goodier

A Hardware Entrepreneur in Delhi Turns Soot into Art with a Boost from E4C

July 27, 2016

The accolades mount for Arpit Dhupar, who has collected two awards in two months for his work developing soot scrubbers that...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

How the Internet of Things Is Improving Lives and Livelihoods in Developing Countries

July 1, 2016

Wirelessly connected sensors, actuators and other hardware have already changed global development work, and signs point to bigger changes...

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Rob Goodier

Hardware start-ups get an upgrade from cardboard cutouts to digital 3D modelling

June 29, 2016

Hardware startups go through dozens or even hundreds of design changes before a product hits a shelf. Making those...

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Rob Goodier

Gallery: Inside Burn’s Charcoal Stove Factory in Nairobi, Kenya

On a dirt road inside a gated business park outside of Nairobi, Kenya, a worker boxes and stacks BURN’s...

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Bryse Gaboury

Stages of Impact Investing for Engineer Entrepreneurs

June 22, 2016

Last year, my business partner and I entered the world of impact investment with the goal of raising funds...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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Jessica Pothering

Tech4Dev: Bridging the field and the ivory tower

May 31, 2016

As relief agencies rallied shipments of supplies into disaster-struck Haiti in 2010, the question of what to do about...

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Rob Goodier

Three devices in development now could improve health in India

May 17, 2016

Health care and air quality in India and other emerging economies stand to improve in the near future with...

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