Change: Water Labs

Developing and deploying safer, smarter, more dignified sanitation through a low-cost, compact, waterless toilet for non-sewered households and communities.

  • Winner of Cleantech Open Northeast Region

  • Winner of audience choice in MIT 100k competition


Developing a small robot that can locate leaks with its innovative skirt sensor while traveling inside the water pipes. The robot can accurately locate leaks that are too small for current technology to detect, enabling water companies to do preventative maintenance, fixing the leaks before they grow into pipe bursts.

  • Founder You Wu named to 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30

  • Winner of data analytics prize at MIT 100k competition

  • Winner of Infosys Foundation Maker Award


Takachar creates a network of waste management enterprises in Kenya that turn unmanaged agricultural residues into charcoal, a low-cost, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cooking fuel for low-income household