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Last week we kicked off our second program with The Ihangane Project exploring the multifaceted world of access to clean water for a small village two-hours outside of Kigali. The program took us back to Rwanda where team members Karin Carter and Heather Fleming trekked through the hilly, lush terrain in the pouring rain to spend some time in the homes of families living on as little a
As Catapult becomes more established I find us giving more and more talks to larger and larger groups in which we emphasize the value of the skills and methods designers bring to the problems they tackle. And we’re not alone; the design community at large daily espouses such important “methods” as building empathy, listening, and observation. We all talk abou
Over 82% of the 103 million residents in Bihar, India lack access to reliable electricity. Our latest partner, Husk Power Systems, will bring millions of families in Bihar out of the darkness by providing reliable, renewable and affordable electricity. In just four years Husk Power wowed the nation with the installation of 84 mini-power plants that convert rice husks into electricity at a scal
We are pleased to announce that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) committed another $12,500 towards Catapult's fundraising campaign for 2012's project work. This year we launched our first design event in San Francisco (CatapultLabs), collaborated with partners on building innovation capacity in Indonesian communities, conceptualized and prototyped safe and efficient water tr
Clinton Global Intitiative kicks off this Sunday, September 23rd in New York with an opening plenary session on "Designing for Impact" with former President Bill Clinton.
Following the session, Catapult CEO, Heather Fleming, will facilitate a Design Lab asking "How can we provide reliable and safe energy to those in need?" with D-Rev's Krista Donaldson. There are 1.6 billion people around the w
We hope you'll join us on Thursday, September 20th at the TechShop-San Francisco to celebrate our 4th year of creating impact through design. It's been a truly transformative year for Catapult so we're taking the night to celebrate the design work, our partners, and our supporters who have enabled everything we've accomplished this year.
RSVP here to attend. Tickets are $15 at the door. Drin
At Catapult, we often don’t know what we’re doing.
That doesn’t mean we don’t have a clue, just that we frequently find ourselves doing things that haven’t been done before. At least not by our clients or us. But that is the hallmark of innovation – experimenting, exploring, pushing the boundaries of what we do and how we do it. And no place provides more fertile ground for the seeds
Catapult Design has been on location in Yogyakarta with INOTEK and The Apex Consulting Group (working with guidance from GATD & the World Bank) for 3 of the last 6 months to help facilitate a pilot program in catalyzing ‘green innovation’ & growth in the local renewable energy market to improve clean energy access for communities in the region.
Upon first hearing that the Indonesia
PBS and AOL recently launched 'MAKERS.com', a dynamic digital platform produced by filmmakers Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, and Peter Kunhardt, showcasing hundreds of compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. This historic video initiative features exclusive access to trailblazing women – both known and unknown. Featured women were selected by the filmmakers in consultation with an exp
Charlie and I spent one week in San José, Costa Rica in April working with 18 Peace Corps country staff members from around Latin America to dive deeply into the manifold options for funding renewable energy products and services. Three days may seem like a long time to spend exploring the dry details of financing mechanisms, but somehow we not only filled the time but found ourselves strugglin