Developing World

Research dedicated to solving the toughest energy and energy-enabled challenges facing communities in the developing world

Assembling a solar-powered irrigation system from Khethworks Credit: Tata Center

The MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design supports research and entrepreneurship for solutions that improve quality of life and sustainably meet people’s needs for energy, water, and other vital resources in the developing world.




New system recovers fresh water from power plants; prototype installed on MIT’s Central Utility Plant
New energy studies class examines technical and social drivers of global energy systems
Energy alumni: Where are they now?