Mitra Ardron's Natural Innovation blog
Hi, and welcome to my website - a place where I've collected writings both current and past.
I work at the interfaces of Sustainability, Community and Technology.
I'm passionate about sustainability at scale; about taking solutions to those less able to afford it; and in particular in developing countries. Currently that means supporting Innovators working in, and for, developing countries through Natural Innovation .org.
In the past that has included building a solar company that pioneered large scale community purchasing in Australia, and co-founding the Association for Progressive Communications.
I am CEO and co-founder of Lumeter Networks.
Lumeter has developed a series of pre-paid electricity meters that we are supplying to renewable energy companies so that they can better server rural off-grid villages in developing countries.
NOTE: Natural Innovation is on indefinite hold as I devote all my time to Lumeter Networks.
I am the Executive Director of Natural Innovation .org
Natural Innovation works to support & mentor innovator in, or focused on, developing countries. To help them get their idea completed, and scalably distributed.
I started this because of the critical need for business advise and access to finance for those, who typically self-identify as engineers or inventors rather than entrepreneurs and are working on the technology aspects of solving critical problems for the bottom billion.
I write an occasional blog about topics that I find interesting. Including: Clean Tech; Renewables; Climate change; etc - Most of my briefer and newer writing takes place there.
Contact information for Mitra Ardron
As of 18th Dec 2013 I'm back in the US with no upcoming travel plans.
www.lumeter.net www.naturalinnovation.org www.mitra.biz
The easiest way to reach me is almost always email to
Since I travel a lot I use a local phone number in most countries, so I have quite a few phone numbers.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 December 2013 15:00
While I'm more than 100% committed to Lumeter Networks, there are always a few things, especially previous projects, that I keep connected to or offer advise to.
These include advising Urban Ecological Systems, who I helped raise several million to build possibly the first commercially viable aquaponics facility.
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