While installing more than 2,500 e-toilets across India, Eram seized upon another critical innovation opportunity in the water and sanitation sector: how to manage the waste their e-toilets collected, especially in places not connected to sewerage networks. Eram began experimenting with emerging non-sewered sanitation treatment technologies.
In partnership with Eram Scientific, we identified and tested potential business model hypotheses for a waste treatment system for off-grid sanitation. We engaged senior leaders in a dynamic business model ideation workshop to surface high-potential ideas and critical assumptions.
To validate and further refine these hypotheses, Eram leaders managed customer discovery while our group facilitated the work. Our collaboration resulted in seven high-potential business model options, providing Eram Scientific and others a starting point for further ideation and planning.
“We had a great and insightful experience with the RTI Innovation Advisors team. They have carried out the tasks by well managing the time and distance constraints. Together, we generated a good amount of thought process on our business plan.”Bincy Baby, Director & Chief General Manager, Eram Scientific