Mission

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Mission- The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) creates new sustainable technologies that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for low income people worldwide.  We design, develop, demonstrate and distribute affordable technological solutions that empower people and promote dignity. ATC works in collaboration with local talent and other nonprofits (NGOs) to create market-based solutions […]

Volunteer Opportunities

Solar Power Volunteers 2013

Volunteer Opportunities We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities every year.  Our Natural Building and Solar trips are very popular.  Starting in 2014 we will be offering both one and two week volunteer trips.  We focus on learning a variety of sustainable technologies while working hand-in-hand with local populations to create a better future.  Each […]

Donate to ATC

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Make A Donation! The Appropriate Technology Collaborative needs private donations to keep up our work designing new technologies and to keep our programs with student design teams strong. Foundation support often has strings attached leaving little to finance our exceptional office staff.  Your generous support keeps new technologies rolling forward. Background: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative […]

Teams & Projects

World Challenge Design Teams

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The Appropriate Technology Collaborative was founded in 2008 to work side-by-side with communities in developing countries to design, develop, demonstrate and distribute affordable and sustainable technological solutions that empower people and promote dignity.

ATC works in partnership with people in less economically developed countries to create world-class, low-cost technologies that solve problems and provide opportunity.  We have ongoing relationships with people, villages and NGOs  in Guatemala and villages + slum cities in Nicaragua.  In 2011 we are started our first project in India.  Since our inception our clients report serving over 1,000,000 people and our breakthrough designs (Design Link) have been downloaded by over 7,000 nonprofits, governments and people in 40 different countries.

Get Involved

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    Solar for NGOs

      Learn about solar power, renewable energy and different methods for distributing solar and renewables in less economically developed countries at the ATC Circuits and Solar Workshop August 10 – 18, 2013 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Nonprofits and International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are invited to learn “Circuits and Solar” the ATC program for teaching  solar power. […]

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    Volunteer Travel

    Volunteer Opportunities We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities every year.  Our Natural Building and Solar trips are very popular.  Starting in 2014 we will be offering both one and two week volunteer trips.  We focus on learning a variety of sustainable technologies while working hand-in-hand with local populations to create a better future.  Each […]

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