Sir Francis Bacon declared in 1603: "The new powers and inventions born of science should serve to improve the conditions of human life".

400 years later, according to the latest World Bank reports, 10% of the earth's population (between 700 and 900 million people) still lives in poverty or extreme poverty, with less than $1.9 per day.
When we talk about poverty, the first thing that comes to mind is access to food, drinking water, clothing, housing and heating, but with technological progress and the development of societies, it also means access to resources such as electricity and communications, and in general all living conditions, including access to health care and education.

Whereas technology should help to reduce inequalities, it often widens the gap between rich and poor, mainly because of three "mechanisms".

  • Differential access (how to access the technology?)
  • Differential capacity (how to use technology properly?)
  • Differential motivation (what to do with the technology?) * (K. Toyama)


Today, it is estimated that 80% of technologies are used for the "benefit" of 10% of people.
Our hands-on experience has also shown that the transfer of key technologies to developing countries is very often inadequate or hindered for economic, administrative or political reasons. Solutions do not reach the field or they do not take local requirements into account.

To solve this problem and to facilitate efficient and appropriate use of the technologies needed locally, we propose a simple tool: a digital platform offering the possibility of submitting online, on a single website, the essential needs of poor or developing countries and searching for adapted solutions.

The solutions thus identified can be validated and supported, and then developed by looking for partners, financing and local companies; the support of the projects thus generated can lead to the creation of innovative start-ups and ensures that the innovations detected are effectively and coherently applied .

This structure is focusing on the search for simple, cost-effective and sustainable technologies to meet the needs of developing countries.

Altadeva harnesses the resources of the Antenna Foundation, Altadeva and their partners and we will strive to federate new organizations and contributions every day.

Altadeva will offer existing technologies, technologies to be developed (maturation, proof-of-concept, prototyping) and technologies to be distributed that will meet the essential needs of poor populations.

We can also research, evaluate and finance technologies corresponding to the needs expressed on our site.
This data is available in real time on a digital platform and the projects resulting from the need/solution matching process are traceable.

The challenge is to boost, optimize and make technology transfer to developing countries truly effective.


Our objectives:

  • Transfer knowledge
  • Solve basic and local needs
  • Create innovative companies
  • Validate projects adapted to countries in the Global South
  • Evaluate, manage and follow all projects through to implementation.