Iulia Mărginean
Iulia Mărginean
Student at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Faculty of International Business and Economics, interested in globalization, development economics and humanitarian affairs
Power Through Play: Thinking Energy Outside the Box

Power Through Play: Thinking Energy Outside the Box

According to the World Bank (2019), roughly 1 billion people have no access to electricity whatsoever, but a Nigerian-American entrepreneur thinks football might be the solution. How is it possible? The story begins with Harvard graduate Jessica O. Matthews. While in her junior year of college, Matthews co-created the Soccket, a soccer ball that can transform the kinetic energy created from being played with into electricity. Half an hour of motion will create about 3 hours of energy and this could be just the sustainable solution needed to end personal energy poverty. Now the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, the company named by Forbes “The Anti-Silicon Valley Energy Startup”, Matthews aims to help developing countries achieve sustainability through play. More


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016