... starting a conversation that leads to change
"New technologies are developed only when people of power and wealth back their development."
How can we use the undoubted abilities, skills and knowledge of scientists to bring new technologies into effective and appropriate use in developing countries? It is our belief that we need to form collaborations and networks with scientists so that we can work together to deliver to the needs of people in the developing world the fruits of science and technology that are appropriate for them.
We are currently involved with a number of networks of scientists and academics including the following:
- ESRC Seminar Series on Delivering Public Value from New Technologies
- EPSRC Bridging the Digital Divide
- Centre for Ethics and Techology, TU Delft
- Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Arizona University
- Science for Humanity
- Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
- UK Department for International Development
Micro-Elements for Coffee
Help small scale producers of organic coffee in the Andes of Peru increase productivity and flavour. We have posted this challenge with the Science for Humanity network.
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Connecting the First Mile:
An Example of a Completed Project
Outlines the challenges involved in sharing information with people who have little experience of ICTs, low levels of literacy, little time or money, and very specific knowledge and language requirements. Read more about the research impact »
New Technology White Paper
New science-led technologies present some specific challenges, including the perceptions of high cost, high risk, high complexity and the lack of knowledge about what technologies are available. Yet new technologies present new opportunities. Older technologies are inevitably entrenched in existing systems of patents, production, and markets. There is an opportunity with new technologies to do things differently.