Soccket, Kicking Up Power and Rolling Out the Fun

Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, has now added innovative technology to its ball with a goal of reducing poverty in the developing world. A few Harvard female entrepreneurs invented Soccket in order to bring light to where there is no light. Soccket is “much more than a normal soccer ball, the Soccket is a portable generator that provides fun and power …

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Smartphones Diagnose Eye Conditions Globally at Low-Cost

Over half of the world’s population, around 4 billion people, require eyeglasses. More than half of those people do not have access to eye tests. A program called NetraG aims to link people who need eye care with professionals via smartphone technology, providing a revolution in vision correction. Their solution is affordable and accessible, allowing individuals to test their own eyesight …

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Innovating on Innovations: BRAC Puts New Ideas on the Map

“The reality is that a scarcity of resources has pushed the development sector of South Asia to a point where innovation is not a buzzword, it is essential.” BRAC, the world’s largest NGO focused largely in South Asia, has initiated a project to map and connect innovators at all levels from across India, Bangladesh, and soon, Pakistan.  The Social Innovation …

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Locally-Sourced Solar Light

An estimated 90% of the population of Mali has no access to electricity and is thus hostage to daylight to be productive. Italian architect Matteo Ferroni identified that this problem has a dramatic impact on the lives of villagers, particularly women, as it limits their ability to carryout their responsibilities. Through years of work he has developed a solar lamp …

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