Carbon Cycle 2.0 - LIGTT: LBNL Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies
March 22, 2012
Global human development faces a fundamental challenge: many countries seem permanently caught in a poverty trap, while others build their economies on a path of certain ecological unsustainability. This dichotomy poses a critical challenge: can developing countries climb out of poverty while preserving their ecological health?
We are excited to announce the creation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT, pronounced "Light"). The Institute has an ambitious mandate to foster the discovery, development and deployment of a new generation of technologies that advance breakthrough, relevant and sustainable methods of fighting global poverty and related social ills. Another important mission is to foster a new generation of research[ers] powered with LBNL's scientific skills and cultural intelligence to focus on technologies for the global poor.
In this presentation we will share the vision, framework and goals of LIGTT. We invite you to come interact with us about your previous experiences along with potential ideas for future projects in this arena.