The world’s greatest challenges, from clean water to connectivity, all require physical, manufacturable technology -- hardware -- to solve. Young people in low and middle income countries are better educated and more connected than ever before, but most still struggle to find the tools, the knowledge, and the community of support to build hardware that meets their needs.
A fortunate few are able to leave home and access the wealth of resources available around the globe, but that still leaves enormous untapped pools of talent unable to realize their full potential, and communities forced to rely on importing expensive and often inappropriate technology.
We provide technical, management, and financial support to leaders working to build their ecosystem for local hardware development. Sustainable hardware solutions require a complex mix of people, skills, knowledge, tools, materials, finance, buyers, suppliers, investors, entrepreneurs, and intermediaries to develop. We support place-based ecosystem partners working to create a center of gravity in their communities to bring these disparate groups together.