IDI Technology Dissemination Fellows Program - getting MIT technologies in to the field
Do you have ideas about how the cool innovations you learned about in classes at MIT get out in to the field? Have you spent a summer working with a community who wanted/needed a technology that we've developed here at MIT? Now is your chance to work more on these ideas. The Technology Dissemination Fellowships (TDF) program allows for targeted dissemination and transfer of "appropriate technologies" developed at MIT in recent years along with suitable open-source technologies. During the second half of the Spring 2010 semester, students will receive training and support from MIT staff in making and disseminating particular technologies, and will communicate with their community partners to begin planning their field work. While in the field, the team will focus on transferring and disseminating the technologies in to the hands of the people who need them most. This is a pilot program of MIT's International Development Initiative.
2010 COMMUNITY PARTNERS*
SELCO Innovations Lab:
The core of SELCO and its Innovation Department is to provide customized solutions based on end user needs. By establishing partnerships and innovating we recognize the need to inter-connect products and services and of adding value through a network to subscribe to a customized end user needs based model.
IDE - INDIA:
IDEI is an Indian not -for- profit enterprise committed to providing long-term solutions to poverty, hunger and malnutrition. We stimulate a sustainable and free market by creating demand for affordable technologies and ensuring a sustainable supply chain.
ACREST is a centre for information, demonstration, awareness, production and research on renewable energy and sustainable technologies in Africa.
*want to suggest a community partner? Email Laura Sampath: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the IDI website for more information about the technologies, the community partners, and application details:
DEADLINE: March 19, 2010 @ noon