Sharing knowledge to make a sustainable world

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2014

Location: Switzerland

We have designed an innovative solar lamp which is made up of only five carefully chosen electrical components and which can be self-assembled by anyone. It can be assembled without prior technical knowledge using locally available material and is easy to repair at the village level after a basic training. 

We have developed a specific training method combined with a community approach which empowers people with a real understanding of sustainability and the basic knowledge how to build this solar lamp. We work on three pillars: Training, lamp and community.

Team Members: Govinda Upadhyay (Sustainable City Planning, PhD); Elisa Wepfer (Political Science, Bachelors); Naomi Savioz (Law, Bachelors)