March 20

Offline Innovation

We all love digital innovation ­– if you’re not amazed by the social impact and business opportunities that mobile tech is delivering around the world, you’re not paying attention. But we’ve noticed a tendency, on and off NextBillion, to make “innovation” synonymous with “the latest app” – and this leaves out an intriguing array of advances happening offline. From water pumps to cold chain storage, from new applications for 3D printing to feats of ingenious engineering – if you’ve come across cool innovations that aren’t based on tapping and swiping, let us know.