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Introducing TED Fellow: Hugo van Vuuren


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.


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