Invent for Humanity campaigns transfer life-changing Appropriate Technology to benefit the developing world. Browse our featured campaigns or explore how we work.
Campaigns will address the following categories
- Information Technology
- Energy & Environment
Invent for Humanity is working with Ecotrust and Global Research Innovation and Technology (GRIT) to develop a campaign for manufacturing the Leveraged Freedom Chair in Transylvania. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) is a lever-driven mobility aid designed for use in … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
The Q Drum is a durable donut-shaped plastic container designed to roll easily, and can transport fifty liters of clean and potable water. The effort required to move the Q Drum allows children to be active helpers in a very … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
Women and children in Kenya are charged with the responsibility of providing water for household use. As a result of large amounts of water being carried on their heads over long distances, they are often affected by lifelong spinal or … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
The majority of the Rachuonyo district population is computer illiterate. This project will allow for much needed expansion of the computer resource and training centre in the district. The resource centre will provide an enabling environment for the rural poor’s … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
Around 6 million households in Indonesia are headed by women. However, according to Indonesian law, the household head must be a man, thus a woman who finds herself as the head of her family faces a whole range of discriminatory … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
There is currently a lack of equipment for labor and delivery, as well as health workers at the clinic in Dili and in rural areas. This project will provide obstetric kits for a network of midwives who currently deliver babies … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
Solar Sister empowers women in Africa with economic opportunity and vital access to life transforming clean energy technologies. It combines the breakthrough potential of solar technology with the deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
Solar Sister is an agent of change, empowering women and girls living in energy poor communities by creating access to technology and economic opportunity. Solar Sister combines the breakthrough potential of solar technology with an Avon-style direct sales network to … Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
Provide vulnerable women and children in Western Kenya with rollable Q-Drum containers to ease the burden of water transportation. Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
This project will fit children with hearing loss with hearing instruments to provide this access to sound. The low-cost hearing aid technology from Solar Ear, combined with early intervention and audiology support provided by teachers trained by the Global Foundation For Children with Hearing Loss, will ensure these children can participate more fully in a hearing world. Continue readingLearn More or Fund This Campaign »
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
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 »
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 »