Power Shift: Rethinking Design for Energy AccessExport this event to calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Powershift lecture poster with lecture topic informationToday there are over a billion people without access to modern electricity services. No lights or phone chargers, dark operating rooms and schools, and no opportunity to better their livelihoods through the transformative power of reliable electricity.

Are you a student who wants to use your design and engineering skills to make a difference? Help develop the ultra-efficient and ultra-affordable technologies that will improve lives by providing energy services.

Join an interactive discussion and design session with experts and innovators about the exciting opportunities available in this emerging field.

The event is part of ‘Power Shift’ – a series of activities leading up to a major international summit on energy access that will be held in Waterloo in April 2016.

  • Should we design technologies for individual or community ownership?
  • Should we design for aid or for trade?
  • Is it more important for technologies to be affordable or durable?

Join the debate on these and other ‘Big Design Questions’ facing humanitarian innovators by following #Powershiftwr.

Speakers:

Jatin Nathwani
Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy


Steve Katsaros
Founder and & CEO, Nokero Solar


​Iana Aranda
Director of Programs, Engineering for Change

Cost 
Free
Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
1301, Fishbowl Lounge
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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