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About Us

Collaboration for Community-Driven Development

We collaborate with local communities to design technologies and programs to alleviate poverty
Our Mission
We collaborate with local communities to design technologies and programs to alleviate poverty.
See what volunteer work looks like here
Our Vision
Grow self-sufficient economies using appropriate technologies that improve the quality of life.
See what technology designs we use here
We help locals to foster self-sufficient economies with the help of appropriate technologies
Our Impact
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3,185
Guatemalan youth study in our solar powered school
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4,500
People have access to clean running water using our technology
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7,000
People have a solar powered home from our installations
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.

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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.
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Learn more about our startups

Our Awards
Entreps top 300 projects 2020
20201 Vetted Organization award Global Giving
2021 Energy Globe Winner Guatemala
2021 Top-Ranked Organization award Global Giving
Sustainia 100 2016
2021 Effective Organization award Global Giving
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