Solar Lantern Evaluation

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When a person lives on less than $2 a day — as some 2.7 billion people around the world do — there isn’t room for a product to fail. Investing in a product that fails undermines future innovation by reducing consumer confidence and depleting scarce resources. How can you design your product or venture using evaluation practices and principles from the very first prototype through mass production?

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My name is Maarten Vrouenraets and I am a masters student at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. Since 2012 I have been affiliated with the YES!Delft incubator. YES!Delft is Europe’s largest high-tech incubator and enables Bachelor, Master and PhD students from the TU Delft to valorise their technological know-how by starting-up innovative businesses.

Solar Lantern Evaluation

Background

In summer 2013, a team of MIT faculty and students traveled to western Uganda to conduct CITE’s first-ever product evaluation. Researchers conducted hundreds of surveys with consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, and nonprofits to evaluate 11 locally available solar lantern models.

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