Delivering simple solutions to reduce poverty in the last mile is at the core of Kopernik’s mission. Our projects achieve this in two ways:
First, our tech distribution projects source existing simple, yet impactful technologies and connect them with people in remote communities.
Second, our new experimental projects are small-scale, low-investment tests of simple ideas that have the potential to reduce poverty. We are initiating these projects because new solutions are needed to address persistent development challenges - solutions which engage new actors, use new approaches - or existing approaches in a new context - technologies as well as lessons from behavioural science that have the potential to deliver high social impact to address the stubborn challenges of poverty. If the results from the experimental projects are promising, we will then move to implementation at a larger scale. These projects are therefore an important step towards finding successful solutions that we hope will lead to eventual scale-up for maximum impact.
See our current projects, available for funding, below.
We are testing the viability of Solar Ear’s Grown-Up Screener App, a mobile hearing detection application which is one part of Solar Ear’s mDREET Technology (Mobile Detection, Research, Education, Equipment and Therapy).1.6% of $3,145.00 funded
Grown Up Screener
Mobile Hearing Detection App
The Grown-Up Screener is an Android-based application will provide users with an automated response from the hearing screening test they take on their mobile phone.
We are helping families on Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia who have disabled family members by providing easier access to clean drinking water via Nazava Bening 1 Water Filters.0.0% of $1,043.03 funded
Nazava Bening 1
- Eliminates bacteria, viruses, and parasites
- Fresh tasting water with no odour
- Easy to assemble and use
- Each ceramic candle filters 7,000 litres of water
According to the Tribun News, Bali produces 3,452 m3 of plastic waste per day, three-quarters of which is not being disposed of properly.0.0% of $3,259.00 funded
- The injection machine is a DIY project built from open-source blueprints designed by Precious Plastic
- The machine can make customied plastic products by changing the mold
We are using a solar bubble dryer to speed up the drying process and prevent crops from becoming moldy.0.0% of $4,973.00 funded
Solar Bubble Dryer
- Resistant to UV rays and water
- Prevents water permeation