High Science, Low Technology


The goal of this course of action is to facilitate the transfer of technology, existent or to be developed, to populations that need it. Simple and inexpensive technologies to address crippling widespread problems that affect people in developing countries, such as dificient access to potable water or energy sources for domestic consumption.



Whenever possible, we intend that these solutions are to be built locally, contributing to the local economies, both at small and large scales. We believe that the adaptation of such solutions to the local environments, needs and resources is a fundamental aspect to guarantee the success and duration of their implementation.


Finally we are convinced that the introduction of these low technology solutions can be used as means for raising environmental and scientific awareness.



• Solar Ovens, East Timor, 2008
• Solar Freezers
• Water purification

Solar Freezers on Principe Island

forno timor

Local: Príncipe, São Tomé

Datas: Agosto 2008 - Primavera / Verão 2009

Responsável pelo Projecto: Yasser Omar


Water Purification


Arca Frigorífica Solar

Local: Departamento de Física do Instituto Superior Técnico

Datas: Abril 2008 - Novembro 2009

Responsável pelo Projecto: Filipe Mend


Solar Ovens in East Timor


forno timor

Local: Díli, Timor

Datas: Agosto 2008

Responsável pelo Projecto: Yasser Omar


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ernst young edp spirituc


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