Presentations & Publications

Individually, Essmart team members have been studying the problem of essential technology distribution for the past 6 years. The following is a collection of various presentations (speaking engagements, webinars, etc) and publications (articles, blog posts, etc.) that we’ve had the opportunity to write or participate in. They contain lessons that we’ve learned from the field — whether the field is Essmat’s or another organization’s.

2016.10.14 IEEE GHTC

2016.10.14 IEEE GHTC

Panel: Building effective distribution channels for humanitarian technologies
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
October 14, 2016

2016.09.29 Economist Social Innovation Index

2016.09.29 Economist Social Innovation Index

Contributor: Social Innovation Index 2016
The Economist Intelligence Unit
September 29, 2016, PDF

2015.10.08 IEEE GHTC

2015.10.08 IEEE GHTC

Keynote: Invention is not enough: A journey from engineer to disseminator, and back
IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
October 8, 2015

2015.09.16 Skoll Hammers Looking For Nails

2015.09.16 Skoll Hammers Looking For Nails

Technology For Development: Hammers Looking For Nails?
Skoll World Forum
September 16, 2015, PDF

2015.02.04 Skoll Hiring

2015.02.04 Skoll Hiring

Align Expectations Before Hiring
Skoll World Forum
February 4, 2015, PDF

2014.12.04 Adianta Session

2014.12.04 Adianta Session

Adianta sessions: Diana Jue on social-impact technology
Design Public Blog
December 4, 2014, PDF

2014.10.25 Emerge Conference

2014.10.25 Emerge Conference

Panel: So You Want to Launch a Venture: Lessons from the Frontlines
Emerge Conference, Oxford University
October 25, 2013

2014.06.12 Successful Products designed to sell

2014.06.12 Successful Products designed to sell

Good products are designed well, but successful products are designed to sell
Engineering 4 Change
June 12, 2014, PDF

2014.04.08 PRI The World Soccket

2014.04.08 PRI The World Soccket

Contributor: Impoverished kids love the soccer ball that powers a lamp — until it breaks
Public Radio International's The World
April 8, 2014, PDF

2014.03.25 MIT GSW

2014.03.25 MIT GSW

Panel: Doing Well by Doing Good – Being Profitable While Making a Social Impact
MIT Global Startup Workshop
March 25, 2014

2014.02.15 Starting in India HBS

2014.02.15 Starting in India HBS

Panel: Starting up in India: The "inside view"
India Conference at Harvard
February 15, 2014

2014.01 Villgro VoX

2014.01 Villgro VoX

Essmart's Experiences
Voices of Experience, Villgro
January 2014

2013.11.03 Emerge panel

2013.11.03 Emerge panel

Panel: It’s about the Distribution, Stupid
Emerge Conference, Oxford University
November 3, 2013

2013.10.21 Quality Distribution SSIR

2013.10.21 Quality Distribution SSIR

Quality Distribution for Commercial Success
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog
October 21, 2013, PDF

2013.10.15 Expert Tips E4C

2013.10.15 Expert Tips E4C

Seven expert tips to help your invention succeed where others fail: Distribution
Engineering 4 Change
October 15, 2013, PDF

2013.10.07 Life of a Soc Ent Conferences NextBillion

2013.10.07 Life of a Soc Ent Conferences NextBillion

Life of a Social Entrepreneur: Managing the flurry of conferences and your expectations
NextBillion
October 7, 2013, PDF

2013.09.10 Webinar E4C

2013.09.10 Webinar E4C

It's all about distribution
Webinar, Engineering 4 Change
September 10, 2013

2012.10.27 Idea to Implementation ForSE

2012.10.27 Idea to Implementation ForSE

Panel: How do you Take an Idea to Implementation?
Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, TiE Boston
October 27, 2012

2012.09.04 After Invention NextBillion

2012.09.04 After Invention NextBillion

After Invention, it Only Gets Harder: Technology distribution isn't as sexy as innovation, but it's critical
NextBillion
September 4, 2012, PDF

2012.05 DUSP Thesis

2012.05 DUSP Thesis

From the Lab to the Land: Social Impact Technology Dissemination in Rural Southern India
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning Master's Thesis
May 2012, PDF

2012.01 USAID Frontiers

2012.01 USAID Frontiers

Getting Out of the Lab and Into the Land: Commercializing Technologies for Social Impact
USAID Frontiers in Development
May 2012, PDF

2011.08 New Product Cambridge

2011.08 New Product Cambridge

New product introduction strategies in eastern Africa: A framework for diffusing appropriate technology
University of Cambridge, Engineering for Sustainable Development
August 2011, PDF

2011.05.02 Innovations Distribution SSIR

2011.05.02 Innovations Distribution SSIR

Innovations That Address the Last-Mile Distribution Problem
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog
May 2, 2011, PDF

2011.03.31 Lab to Land SSIR

2011.03.31 Lab to Land SSIR

From the Lab to the Land: Disseminating Technologies for the Poor
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog
March 31, 2011, PDF

2011.01.31 Design MITER

2011.01.31 Design MITER

Design for the Other 90 Percent: Innovating for the World’s Poor
MIT Entrepreneurship Review
January 31, 2011, PDF

2011.01.02 Last Mile MITER

2011.01.02 Last Mile MITER

Rural Entrepreneurs Go the Last Mile in India’s Hinterland
MIT Entrepreneurship Review
January 2, 2011, PDF

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