LuminAID is honored to have been named one of the Up-and-Comer winners of the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards! The winners were announced last night at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Thursday, October 30, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders attending. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 13th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.
LuminAID is excited to start a new series, Notes from the Field, dedicated to guest bloggers who have taken and distributed LuminAIDs in parts of the world where people lack stable access to electricity. The more than 8,000 LuminAID lights that have been donated and distributed in projects in over 15 countries would not have been […]
This past January, co-founder Andrea made a trip to Pennular village outside of Chennai, India, where LuminAID hosted past Give Light, Get Light projects. In conjunction with a group of engineering students from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, we distributed LuminAID lights to primary school students. We are honored to visit schools and projects on the ground. It is notable to see the challenges that students […]
On Wednesday, June 18, LuminAID co-founder Andrea had the honor of attending the first ever White House Maker Faire. Hosted by President Obama, the event featured Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages and showcased the nation’s latest technological and scientific advancements. LuminAID had an incredible time speaking at the event. Andrea talked about how […]
With the holiday season coming up, LuminAID is proud to announce its holiday campaign, “Give the Gift of Light!” Buy LuminAID lights for yourself, friends, and family, while also donating matching lights to those in-need around the world. We are partnering with Pencils of Promise (Ghana), CAN-DO (Haiti), Responsible Charity (India), and various organizations in […]
LuminAID is excited to announce its new partnership with ShelterBox! ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides shelter and relief aid to victims of natural and other disasters. Each ShelterBox is equipped with a tent, tool kit, stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, and other items vital for survival. Most […]
LuminAID is proud to announce its “Likes for Lights” Facebook campaign, lasting throughout July and August. For every 10 “likes” our Facebook page receives, 1 LuminAID light will be donated to a partner organization, to be distributed to students and families in need. LuminAID is partnering with Responsible Charity, Solar Sister, Pencils of Promise, Operation […]
The LuminAID was featured on Fox News last weekend in a special segment called “Gadgets & Gear for Your Camping Adventures!” Clint Carter, Senior Editor of Men’s Health Magazine, presented some great summer camping gadgets to take with you on your next camping trip. Check out the segment here!
LuminAID Lab won the first place prize of $100k in the 2013 Midwest Clean Energy Challenge earlier this month. We are incredibly honored and grateful to receive this prize. The Clean Energy Challenge is a business competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in the Midwest region and it is administered by the Clean […]
We are excited to enter into an exclusive licensing agreement with Columbia University for the patents that we filed as graduate students at Columbia. Columbia Technology Ventures was an early supporter of LuminAID and has been a great resource for LuminAID throughout the past few years. Read the Press Release here. The Intellectual Property filed […]