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Household products key to innovation successes in BOP

Designing and selling products for consumers at the bottom of the pyramid has many challenges. Besides the severe affordability constraints, innovations need to be appropriate for the target markets. Basing solutions and technologies around household items can be one method for addressing these barriers. Using household items addresses some of the most difficult financial barriers […]

Thai Glass House – clever solutions from Thailand, part 3

In areas where resources are low and technology is scarce, people are often more resourceful than in highly industrialized and ‘developed’ areas. We can learn a lot from these low-cost, simple, effective and often very sustainable solutions. In Europe most packaging waste is recycled into new materials or burned to generate energy. In Thailand glass […]

Glass house Thailand

More on Palomino

Remember that small village at the coast of Colombia where students and inhabitants are working together to create a better future by making sustainable buildings, researching, documenting and sharing old habits and customs to prevent them from being lost forever after another generation? It is called Palomino and it is an example of how social […]

Students working with the people of the village Palomino

Thai Cradle Rocking – clever solutions from Thailand, part 2

In areas where resources are low and technology is scarce, people are often more resourceful than in highly industrialized and ‘developed’ areas. We can learn a lot from these low-cost, simple, effective and often very sustainable solutions. This grandmother obviously got tired of walking around with a crying baby trying to make it shut up. […]

Rocking the cradle in Thailand

Thai Car Wash – clever solutions from Thailand, part 1

In areas where resources are low and technology is scarce, people are often more resourceful than in highly industrialized and ‘developed’ areas. We can learn a lot from these low-cost, simple, effective and often very sustainable solutions. Well… it is a true time-saver, inspired by elephants I guess.

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