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While there can only be one winner, there can be various solutions to a single problem. Innovation came in many forms in The Next Big Thing competition and that deserves to be rewarded.
The Liter of Light redesigns solar lighting for the developing world. The simple, two-step technology creates local jobs, teaches green skills, and empowers energy-poor communities. Rather than depending on imported, patented, and expensive technologies, the grassroots green lighting movement embodies the principle that anyone can become a solar engineer. Through producing easily repairable solar lights with locally available parts, Liter of Light increases communities’ self-sustainability, eliminating their reliance on expensive overseas production and logistics costs.
Shanty Towns around the world share common problems. Create a free-access shared platform so that the world can learn about, share and develop bold ideas that have a positive impact in their communities.
By creating a central structure for business within communities and allowing start-ups to thrive, towns can breathe a new lease of life into supporting and developing their entrepreneurs.