About Us

Collaboration for Community Driven Development

Our Mission

We collaborate with local communities to design technologies and programs to alleviate poverty.

Our Vision

Grow self-sufficient economies using appropriate technologies that improve the quality of life.

Our Impact

100 +
Guatemalan youth study in our
solar powered schools
100 +
People have access to clean running water using our technology
100 +
Lives improved through solar power, water filters and education

Our History

Since 2008, ATC has worked with engineering professionals and university students to design appropriate solutions to common development challenges.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our office is set in the midst of the tool library at Maker Works where we work with volunteer engineers to build and test new appropriate technologies.

Our Partners

ATC Startups

To bring real world solutions to the people who need it most, ATC helps found environmentally
sustainable start-ups that serve the developing world. These start-ups are motivated
through its business to address a social problem or challenge, rather than profit maximization.

Economic Inclusion

Our organization creates local economic exchange, jobs, and aims to increase productivity and local quality of life with the future in mind.

Environmental Regeneration

The business protects or improves the environment, or leverages resource efficiency as part of its products or services.

Social Development

The business benefits local social development by incorporating cultural identity, empowerment, accessibility, awareness, or training etc.

Our Awards

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