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NYC Smart City Testbed

The NYC Smart City Testbed Program is inspiring innovation within City government by streamlining and accelerating the citywide process for piloting emerging technologies.

The Things Network

We are a global collaborative Internet of Things ecosystem that creates networks, devices and solutions using LoRaWAN®.

Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH)

"...Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs."


The African affiliate of the global Open Science Hardware community, plus its global summit


Indigenius Keyboard is a smart, multilingual keyboard supporting inclusive digital communication in 180+ Languages.

Red Hook WiFi

Red Hook WiFi

Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Red Hook WiFi, a project of Red Hook Initiative (RHI), is a community-led effort to close the digital divide.



United States of America (the)

A better and faster way to track methane

Low-Cost Sensors and Systems for Ocean Discovery

We are creating low-cost, easy-to-use deep-sea systems that gather the most critical data to inform environmental decision-making and deployment strategies.

YAI Center for Innovation and Engagement

YAI’s Center for Innovation and Engagement understands how technology can help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better participate in their community.

Global Atlas of AVs in Cities

The cities in this Atlas represent the vanguard of urban governments that are hosting tests, developing their own autonomous vehicle (AV) pilots, making plans and policy, and monitoring developments in AV technologies, uses, and markets.

Starkey Livio AI

Using integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Livio AI enhances your listening experiences, proactively manages your health and provides access to information to simplify your life.

Solar Ear

Solar Ear

São Paulo

Solar Ear manufactures low cost, solar rechargeable and environment friendly hearing aids so you can hear perfectly again. Our products are manufactured by deaf workers with high quality components. FIND YOUR HEARING AID

NuEar Hearing Aids

The hearing aid that tracks body and brain health.

Voting Equipment Database

Voting Equipment Database

United States of America (the)

Our resource for the types of voting equipment we use to cast — and count — our votes by type and vendor.


Small and easily secured into any face mask, FaceBit is accompanied by a mobile application that provides a user interface and facilitates research.



Netherlands (the)

A hardware table that lets people gather around it for collective decision-making processes



Lincoln, NE, USA

The system attaches to a drone, and drops small incendiaries known as “dragon eggs” from a safe height, at a much lower cost and personal risk than a helicopter.

Tablet Comunitario

Empowering rural communities with digital education

Facebook AI mapping for humanitarian aid and development

Building on our previous publication of similar high-resolution population maps for 22 countries, we're now releasing new maps of the majority of the African continent, and the project will eventually map nearly the whole world’s population. Using weakly- and semi-supervised learning.



269 E Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Liftware's selection of stabilizing and leveling handles and attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor or limited hand and arm mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.



Nyaruka, Kigali, Rwanda

RapidPro allows you to easily design, pilot, and scale services that connect directly with a mobile phone user...without the help of a software developer.



iHub Nairobi

Access the internet simply and reliably where you are. BRCK is a rugged, self powered, cloud enabled wifi hotspot router with built in fail-overs.



24 Thorndike Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

Soofa makes smart, social, and sustainable technologies for cities and communities. We’re revolutionizing the way we communicate in cities.

The State of Satellites

This is an exploratory overview of current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines, and data products. It is aimed at helping non-experts explore and harness the unfolding revolution of Earth observation, with an emphasis on understanding current capabilities and project development considerations.

Project Open Air

We are working on medical devices, to have a fast and easy solution that can be reproduced and assembled locally worldwide.

Self-fabricated Face Shields

People with access to lasercutters and 3D printers are designing and fabricating face masks for front-line healthcare workers

Atlas AI

Atlas AI

Palo Alto

Our software measures economic and infrastructure conditions across Africa, informing how capital can be deployed to drive forward economic progress.


ICTworks™ is the premier community for international development professionals committed to utilizing new and emerging technologies to magnify the intent of communities to accelerate their social and economic development.

Link NYC

LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communication network, bringing the fastest free public Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers and visitors.

Open Respirator

This is an open source hardware project to allow makers and the public to assemble mechanical respirators (aka. Ventilators, breathing machines) and/or intubation kits that could be used by medical professionals.

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies

This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.

Tomorrow Lab

Tomorrow Lab

45 East Broadway, NY, New York 10002, USA

An Innovation Studio for Hardware Products

UNDP Accelerator Labs

UNDP Accelerator Labs

Level 21, One United Nations Plaza, New York NY 10017

We’re building the world’s largest and fastest learning network around development challenges.

Open Source Ventilators Subreddit

A community dedicated to researching locally-sourced, easy-to-manufacture designs for PEEP valves, BVMs, automated BVM pumps, and full ventilators.

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