Online marketplace for better catchment management

We all know that online platforms and marketplace has changed the way we live today. With the likes of Amazon’s, Airbnb’s and Uber, the digital marketplace is a new efficient way to disrupt the status quo and create a vibrant marketplace for innovation. But can this marketplace be leveraged to

Sanitation economy: New marketplace for innovation

If you ever thought that most of the industry economies are saturated, then think again! There is a brand-new marketplace in town based on toilets and sanitation which is brimming with innovation, entrepreneurship and investment. Read on.. Profits with purpose is never easy in hyper competitive world. The challenge increases

Task Shifting to tackle medical emergencies

Attracting and retaining talent is always a key challenge for all industries. The challenge gets amplified when dealing with skill shortages in  emergency health workers and the region under discussion in African countries. Ethiopia understanding the gravity of the problem is using ‘Task Shifting’ as a prudent innovative approach to

Carma project: Toyota’s nudge for product recall

Traditionally, project recall in automobile, healthcare, food or other industry has been done as a massive public relations exercise supported by the company’s sales, distribution and service partners. The outcomes from the traditional route has not always been very encouraging. Toyota, the largest car manufacturer started to think about it

Citizen Utility Boards inspired by university model

In several countries today, utilities (electricity, gas,water, telco) are still government controlled or either managed as a  monopoly or duopoly. Customers in such cases are always at the receiving end as they don’t have any forums to present their views. Most of the customer forums set up by government are

Sharing economy for social cause

Technology is now enabling the companies to allow their customers to be part of their social welfare efforts.Two such examples which has making waves are #Datadonate and the Rapid Rewards -points sharing program by Southwest airlines. #Datadonate is an initiative from Swedish mobile operator Three in which leftover mobile data