Campaigns will address the following categories

  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Mobility
  • Enterprise
  • Water
  • Education
  • Energy & Environment
  • Health
  • Shelter

What's in a campaign?

The Invent for Humanity Ecosystem, together with participating needs organizations and technology providers, represents the first transparent marketplace for humanitarian technology transfer and IP licensing through Campaigns.

Tech providers & need organizations collaborate to write campaign proposals

Proposals submitted for evaluation

Selected proposals featured as campaigns via Kopernik online marketplace

Individuals & groups fund the campaigns

Technologies are deployed in local economies

Impact assessment performed

Micro-enterprise creation

Sustainable development

Local jobs

Feedback via online community

What is Appropriate Technology?

Technologies designed with special considerations to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economical aspects of the community it is intended for. Appropriate technologies sought for Invent for Humanity are generally: implemented without specialized training; repairable with locally-available resources; extendable within local constraints; require no or commonly-used power sources; limited to consumable donations of single-dosages (such as vaccines); and contain little to no salvage value.

When is Invent for Humanity 2012?

Organized by the Center for Applied Innovation, the Invent for Humanity Technology Transfer Exchange Fair will take place in tandem with the LESI Global Technology Impact Forum 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 24-25, 2012. LEARN MORE »

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Ecosystem for Impact

Invent for Humanity supports a unique environment that brings together cross-discipline organizations, creating the most impact in technnology transfer. LEARN MORE »

Invent For Humanity Ecosystem for Impact