Hugo Van Vuuren graduated from Harvard, and is currently a fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Born and raised in South Africa, his work considers the intersection and connections between design, technology, and innovation. He co-founded Lebone, a social enterprise working to develop dirt-powered batteries, and he is working at The Laboratory, a newly launched ideas experimentation space at Harvard.
How exactly do you plan to change the world?
Africa is a land of constraints. Constraints inspire creativity. Creative design that solves Africa’s problems will also solve problems around the world.
What comes next? The Bloomberg Businessweek Innovation and Design blog chronicles new tools for creativity and collaboration, innovation case studies in both the corporate and social sectors, and the new ideas that have the power to change the way things have always been done.