Together with Ana Laura R. Santos at TU Delft, I am working on a paper for the GHTC conference. The paper looks at the challenges of offering sustainable product innovation in humanitarian markets, and what can be done to improve the development of sustainable solutions, and is based on eight interviews. We will lay forward a number of specific characteristics that make humanitarian markets different from common consumer markets.
“GHTC is a voice amplifier and a forum for hot technological, social, and philosophical debates on the world’s urgent human necessities. The third cross-disciplinary annual conference will again bring together communities and individuals – engineering, science, technology, industry, academe, government agencies, NGOs, charities, funders – interested in applying technology to develop effective solutions for the challenges facing the world’s underserved.”
More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.ieeeghtc.org/