Archive 2007-2017

WattTime
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.

WAVE ENERGY MANGROVES
2010 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY: The research will test geosynthetic landscape systems to support human development in tropical regions simultaneous to critical mangrove biological processes.

WeFarm
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.

Wello
2012 Catalyst Program

Wello is a social venture with an ambitious goal: To deliver clean water to a thirsty world. We design and deliver affordable innovations that save time and increase opportunities for people who lack access to water. We design products that people not only need, but want to use.

Wheelchairs of Hope
2016 Catalyst Program

We developed a children design-oriented affordable wheelchair for less developed environments.

WikiHouse Commons
2015 Catalyst Program

WikiHouse is an open source building system. We are building a digital commons, where all designers, inventors & users collaborate to develop and share high-performance, low-cost, low-energy building solutions that are then owned by everyone. These solutions can be downloaded, locally 'printed' and self-assembled to make sustainable, resilient, affordable homes.

World Game Beta
2009 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY:
“I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment” —Buckminster Fuller

xCLINIC: FARMACY
2015 Catalyst Program

Environmental Health Clinic (xCLINIC) designs strategies to diagnose and solve environmental issues as health issues and vice versa. With particular emphasis on low-income urban communities that face high levels of pollution and constrained access to quality nutrition, xCLINIC facilitates accessible, community-driven innovation that improves neighborhood air, water, and nutritional quality.

Your Own Democracy
2009 Semi-Finalist

SUMMARY:"The proposal respectfully submitted to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge represents the conceptual intent of the initiative. YOUROWNDEMOCRACY.ORG is conceived to be a new non-partisan tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mandate is to implement, maintain, and continue to innovate the described system in this proposal.

ZERI Network and Sanctuary Asia
2016 Semi-Finalist

ORGANIZATION NAME: The Blue Economy Initiative

LOCATION: Assam State, India

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