Curated Archive 2017

The Atlas of Biological Work
2017 Catalyst Program

ORGANIZATION NAME: Soil Carbon Coalition


The Cancer Cell Map Initiative
2017 Catalyst Program

LOCATION: La Jolla, California

The Good Food Institute
2017 Catalyst Program

LOCATION: Washington D.C., USA

SUMMARY: The Good Food Institute (GFI) is creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply. We address the harms of industrial animal agriculture by harnessing technology and market-based solutions to make alternatives to conventional animal products as delicious, price-competitive, and convenient as possible.

The Toothpick Project
2017 Catalyst Program

The Toothpick Project addresses a critical problem: 40 million African smallholder farmers lose from 20-80% of their maize, sorghum, millet, and rice crops to Striga, a parasitic weed. In Kenya, The Toothpick Project has designed and deployed an ecologically-sound solution: a biocontrol technology using a locally-sourced fungus substance embedded onto a toothpick.

2017 Catalyst Program

Thread is a method for sustainable development in Eastern Senegal that highlights social organization as the most moral and efficacious of interventions. It is a method reified and situated in a singular building. This architecture links the alleviation of cultural, agricultural, and economic stagnation, while connecting local and global communities.

Toilets and Taps
2017 Semi-Finalist

An integrated sustainable green solution to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to the rural and urban poor, using technology, backed by capacity building.

Urban Rigger
2017 Catalyst Program

Urban Rigger is the first floating, carbon neutral housing constructed from upcycled shipping containers and designed for mass production, with the goal of creating an affordable alternative to the rising housing prices in major cities. Multiple units can be configured to fit any port organization, allowing for maximum flexibility.

Villa Corintios
2017 Semi-Finalist

Solve the problem of low-income people's settlements in mega- and developing cities. Create urban designs and sustainable housing that can be used as regional and global plans to meet socio-economical, environmental, material needs, as well as integrated waste management, water and energy supply requirements. They'll offer safety against natural disasters.

2017 Catalyst Program


LOCATION: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2017 Catalyst Program

WattTime writes software that lets smart devices prioritize electricity from clean/renewable sources. It's free, instantaneous, extremely scalable emissions reduction. Moreover, this technique also smooths renewable energy fluctuations. So if widely installed, this software will also finally make 100% renewable energy grids possible - essentially implementing Fuller's own "global power grid" concept.

2017 Catalyst Program

A Growing Culture (AGC) supports farmer innovation movements around the world by facilitating knowledge exchange at a local level. Our mission is to advance a culture of famer autonomy and agroecological innovation. We manage the Library for Food Sovereignty, a community-led initiative aimed at leveraging local solutions.