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Cat Laine: Engineering a better life for all

Filmed Oct 2009 • Posted Dec 2009 Business Innovation Factory
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At the BIF innovation summit, Cat Laine draws on the Greek myth of Tantalus to explain the frustration developing countries face. She shows how we might help communities rich in human capital, but poor in resources and infrastructure, with cleverly engineered solutions.

Cat Laine has made it her mission to find solutions to the problems that face the world’s poor, by merging innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. Full bio »

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