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Sana: Providing Hope for Healthcare through Mobile Technology

Sana: Providing Hope for Healthcare through Mobile Technology

Dec 4, 2011

Inside a hot, breezeless room, a group of women wait with their children to see the pediatrician. He is late today; he was needed to treat a sick child at another hospital some 100 kilometers away. As one of the few doctors in this rural region of Madhya Pradesh, India, Dr. Gupta sees over fifty children during a single clinic session. Sadly, these children...

Making Service-Oriented Student Projects Stick: Lessons Learned from Early MIT IDEAS Competition Winners

Making Service-Oriented Student Projects Stick: Lessons Learned from Early MIT IDEAS Competition Winners

Apr 11, 2011

Rethinking Community Service through IDEAS              MIT’s entrepreneurial activity flows from students who are actively engaged in projects that break through classroom walls. Increasingly, these projects are becoming more service-oriented, meaning that they attempt to solve an underserved...

Design for the Other 90 Percent: Innovating for the World’s Poor

Design for Whom? The word “design” usually elicits images of modern architecture in the pages of Dwell, Bryant Park runways during Fashion Week, the font face Helvetica, or the latest Apple product. While the aesthetics and utility of modern design are debatable, the following is true: new designs are made for consumers with disposable income – the top 10...

Rural Entrepreneurs Go the Last Mile in India’s Hinterland

Rural Entrepreneurs Go the Last Mile in India’s Hinterland

Jan 2, 2011

Rural India’s Last Mile Challenge             Earlier this month, the 2010 Rural Marketing Congress India convened in Mumbai to discuss critical issues and innovative strategies for delivering products and services to the subcontinent’s hinterland.[1] About 70 percent of India’s population, or...

From the Lab to the Land: Social Entrepreneurs Explore Appropriate Technology Dissemination

From the Lab to the Land: Social Entrepreneurs Explore Appropriate Technology Dissemination

Nov 26, 2010

The MIT Entrepreneurship Review is pleased to introduce our new team of topic experts to our readers. Over the next four weeks, we will be publishing the articles that each topic expert submitted in their application to join the MITER team. Today’s article is from Diana Jue, a topic expert in the Energy/Cleantech group. Appropriate Technologies Have...