Solving the Burning Problem

Solving the Burning Problem

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.

Assessing Learning

Assessing Learning

By Burton Bollag November 2019

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.

Anytime Water

Anytime Water

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Nexus-trained Gitanjali Banerjee’s start-up, Femtech Fertility Dost, provides women and couples a platform to talk about fertility-related problems and preventive solutions.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox September 2021

Women entrepreneurs in North India benefit through a variety of U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

By Steve Fox September 2021

A hybrid-style boot camp led by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata helped women entrepreneurs tap their innovative spirit and grow their businesses.

A Green Way to Hygiene

A Green Way to Hygiene

By Ranjita Biswas August 2021

Mumbai-based Aakar produces affordable and ecofriendly solutions to increase access to menstrual hygiene products.

Designing Better Hygiene

Designing Better Hygiene

By Deepanjali Kakati April 2020

Saral Designs, which promotes menstrual hygiene in under-served areas through innovative technology and distribution models, modified its pad-making machines to make surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

By Jason Chiang October 2021

WE Hub fosters women entrepreneurship via incubation, access to government resources, and the creation of a global collaborative network for women-led enterprises to thrive.

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

By Paromita Pain October 2021

Futuristic hardware and user-friendly software motivate young students to explore robotics and artificial intelligence.

Green Living

Green Living

By Jason Chiang May 2021

Sustainable bamboo fiber products created by Bio Craft Innovation, a Nexus-trained start-up, help reduce the use of single-use plastic.

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox August 2021

The U.S. State Department’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program trained women entrepreneurs in Northeast India to grow their ventures, raise capital and network with fellow business owners.