Ahmed Ismail is an industrial designer working in Egypt. He has been developing a solar powered appliance with twelve separate functions. It is usable year round for heating, sterilizing, and distilling water, as well as, drying and disinfecting crops. A design goal is to have a social impact in rural communities by improving public health with greater availability to clean drinking water and safer food preparation methods. Potentially, his and similar products, can improve livelihoods and empower the productivity of the poor, particularly women, by creating sustainable income generation opportunities at the cottage level.
He has been awarded a patent for his invention. Currently, he is building a working prototype, and seeking potential investors.
News and recent developmentsEdit
- 2010: Arab organization for industrialization care program award for patents and industrial projects for its first prototype, and has just passed the first round Arab Technology business plan competition. Royal Academy of Sciences Brussels, selected semi- finalist. MIT Arab Business plan competition 2010. Awarded second best eco-innovation award EBN-UNDP/IDEASS international contest.
- 2009: Dell social innovation award. Semi-finalist Schwab Foundation, social entrepreneur of the year award for the middle east and north Africa.
- 2008: Semi-finalist primal prize India. Selected by the American Academy of Sciences for presentation at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, USA.