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Collaborative Sense monitors the impact of products designed for developing countries to enable data-driven business models and revenue sources. Their first product is FUEL: an integrated sensor platform that measures the impact of clean cookstoves.Why monitor this? So effective programs can get more money and make a bigger impact. There are 2.5 million improved cookstoves in use in developing countries, in an attempt to alleviate the 4 million premature deaths per year due to traditional wood cookstoves, but the results of the impact is unknown. To keep getting good cookstoves out there to help these 3 billion people, need to prove health and environmental impacts and keep pulling in funding from donors. Current monitoring solutions are archaic or expensive and time consuming. 



Dr. Nordica MacCarty

Karl Walter

Mary Phillips

Jen Ventrella