Accelerating innovation in sanitation
We created the Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP) in response to the Gates Foundation’s need to accelerate the development and commercialization of sanitation technologies. STeP offers field testing services, including logistics and management; market intelligence and business planning; commercialization and technology transfer; and user insights to help our partners succeed on the path to market.
STeP de-risks and accelerates novel sanitation solutions. We help technology developers, commercial partners, and financing partners navigate this challenging terrain. STeP leverages our expertise and in-country networks to identify potential risks, opportunities, and partners in the commercialization process.
We focus on more than just technology development and help partners
- Develop strong business models
- Field test products in real-world contexts
- Identify and nurture the partnerships needed to achieve impact.