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 21st Nov 2013 I'm traveling.
- Thailand till 26-Nov best is +1-510-984-2639 or skype mitra_earth - I might have a local number
- Delhi 28Nov-1Dec; +91-770-858-0452
- Bangalore 1-4 Dec; +91-770-858-0452
- Auroville 4-17 Dec; +91-770-858-0452
- Mill Valley 18-Dec for a while; +1-510-423-1767
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 Wednesday, 20 November 2013 21:25
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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