BT Ingenious Award Video

BT Ingenious Award Video

Back in July 2014 BuffaloGrid won the first BT Ingenious Award, now part of the Tech4Good Awards.  BuffaloGrid was recognised for creating innovative technology that brings affordable solar power to people in remote locations.  Here is our winners video.

Buffalo Grid & Follow’Her

Buffalo Grid & Follow’Her

'Follow’Her believes that the BuffaloGrid solution is highly innovative and can truly empower women through the use of this technologies. However, it is highly challenging to collect data in those remote areas, making it difficult to understand where the devices are most needed. That is why we went to India to conduct a market study and evaluate demand for their service. We travelled to 6 rural areas and interviewed around 45 people, with a focus on women. We noticed that mobile penetration was widespread and had become essential for personal and professional use....'

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See their Facebook page here. (The image above is from the Follow'Her Facebook page).

 

BuffaloGrid on BBC World Service Business Daily

BuffaloGrid on BBC World Service Business Daily

BuffaloGrid’s CEO Daniel Becerra features in the BBC report of last months Clean and Cool Mission Francisco.  The report examines the technology solutions helping to achieve clean universal power supply.

BuffaloGrid featured in the Guardian

BuffaloGrid featured in the Guardian

The Guardian has featured us in an article entitled “How renewables can come to the rescue in disaster zones”.  The article investigates how UK entrepreneurs are showing that off-grid solar power and decentralised grids could save lives by bringing rapid relief to the world’s trouble spots.

Connecting rural villages to solar power

Connecting rural villages to solar power

Douglas Injugu wrote about us in Product Health.

'Bedaguli is a village in south-west India. The villagers’ main link to the outside world and economic lifeline is the mobile phone, but with no electricity in the village, charging a mobile phone is an expensive, time-consuming chore involving a 2-hour round bus trip to the nearest town...'

See the rest of the article here.

BuffaloGrid Featured as a Case Study for Innovate UK

BuffaloGrid Featured as a Case Study for Innovate UK

We were featured as a case study for 3 Innovate UK policies including “Strengthening UK relationships in Asia, Latin America and Africa to support UK prosperity and security”. The Innovate UK policy recognises the shifting of economic and political weight to the South and East and aims to improve links to the fast growing economies of Asia, Latin America and Africa.

BuffaloGrid Selected to Attend Clean and Cool San Fransisco

BuffaloGrid Selected to Attend Clean and Cool San Fransisco

We have been selected to attend the Clean and Cool Mission San Francisco from 17-24 January. Clean and Cool Mission San Francisco is an entrepreneur mission to help 16 of the UK’s most promising early stage and innovative Cleantech SMEs do business in the US faster. The Mission will help winning companies: develop quality contacts with investors and partners, gain unique insight, profit from fresh stimulus, and improve pitch and profile. See page 9 of the brochure.

BuffaloGrid Honoured with the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 Award

BuffaloGrid Honoured with the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 Award

BuffaloGrid has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 – a global list of 100 inspiring innovators that are using technology to drive social change around the world. The list is decided by members of Google Ventures, Stanford University fellows, investors, entrepreneurs and policy advisors.

“This year’s NT100 list is populated by extraordinary people with inspirational stories to tell and it shows us that imagination, social conscience and technology make a potent mix to affect change” - Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust.

Financial Times: Nominet Trust – celebrating 100 life-changing applications of digital technology

The Telegraph: The 'tech for good' market transfor society’s major challenges

Daniel Becerra features in a podcast called 'Entrepreneurs & Economic Development'

Daniel Becerra features in a podcast called 'Entrepreneurs & Economic Development'

Ep 001: Internet & Electricity to Off Grid Communities – BuffaloGrid

This interview is the first of a new podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above or read the dialogue below. 

The following interview was conducted with Daniel Becerra, Managing Director with BuffaloGrid. BuffaloGrid is a UK based company bringing Internet access and electricity to off grid rural communities at the bottom of the pyramid. The company operates in multiple countries and recently released its Internet hotspot feature on new devices. Most companies in the BOP Solar industry are focusing on home systems or mini grids and BuffaloGrid’s approach is truly unique focusing at the shopkeeper level while incorporating Internet services.

You will learn:

  • The history of BuffaloGrid and how they entered the solar energy business.

  • Information about their product, which provides Internet and electricity to rural communities.

  • The difficulties of product development in the Bottom of the Pyramid solar industry.