STeP offers an integrated and disciplined approach to moving technologies from prototype to product while being adaptive to partners’ needs. Given the scale of the sanitation challenges in the world and need for new solutions, they know many sanitation technologies will be required - one size will not fit all.
Field test with local partners in the target markets to inform design and development.
Develop and execute a concrete plan covering all logistics and management.
Adhere to organizational and local rules and regulations to gain permissions for testing and support standards.
Gain user insights to support data-driven decisions and inform design.
Design a strong business plan for your idea using market intelligence.
Make critical connections to support technology transfer and business launch.
STeP is a collaboration platform of support for partners of the Gates Foundation that is, itself, based on partnership. Together, with leading organizations, universities, and experts around the world, STeP delivers expertise and support in market intelligence, engineering and technical support, research and testing capabilities, user insights, commercialization, and more. Our service partners include:
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