Creating synergistic solutions

The scope of technological solutions pursued during TIER’s first decade is wide and multifaceted, with current and past support from companies and groups such as Intel, Google and the U.S. Agency for International Development, through the Blum Center for Developing Economies, the Center for Effective Global Action and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Projects vary from figuring out ways to use text messaging for posting to Facebook, to assessing the rural potential of so-called white space (licensed but unused cellular spectrum), to developing a novel rapid-feedback data platform called Mezuri (“measure,” in Esperanto), which could allow products and services to be redesigned in real time even as they are being deployed.