India's 3D-printed house

The ensemble has been designed, developed and realized by Tvasta’s indigenous Concrete 3D-Printing Technology, which was developed by the faculty members and alumni of the IIT-Madras back in 2018. With a built-in area of 600 sq. ft., the single-story home offers a functional space comprising a single bedroom, hall and kitchen.

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Launch of ShelterTech Africa Community

The ShelterTech Africa community is a co-creation and stakeholder driven community by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter with support from Pangea Accelerator. On Dec. 11, 2020, the virtual launch of ShelterTech’s Africa Alumni network took place, gathering over 370 participants, to increase impact within the housing sector in Africa.

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Tips for women entrepreneurs in the shelter space

Simar Kohli, co-founder and director of Indian startup EcoSTP, urges women entrepreneurs to be fearless as they promote their work in the shelter space. Kohli’s company, which developed a technology to treat sewage water using the principles of biomimicry, participated in a ShelterTech accelerator.

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How housing startups use innovation to address social issues

Shankar Laxman, founder and managing director of Kaushal Bhaav Skill Solutions, describes how startups can work to address social needs and support low-income communities and families. Kaushal Bhaav, an alumnus of Habitat’s ShelterTech, works to improve rural shelter in India by upskilling labor in energy-efficient and resource conservation building.

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Supporting innovative housing solutions in Kenya: BURN

Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter is working in Kenya to support local firms like BURN, which aims to save lives and forests through the design, manufacturing and distribution of clean-burning cook stoves across sub-Saharan Africa.

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ShelterTech Accelerator Kenya

Experience the entrepreneurial energy of Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech Accelerator in Kenya, one of the accelerators that aims to identify, nurture and accelerate start-ups and growth-stage companies that serve the low-income housing market.

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