Innovation provides addresses for those who have none
As a senior research collaboration officer at KTH, Karoline Beronius was working with ICT development projects in developing countries where many lack access to healthcare and education. She discovered they also need addresses.
"We discovered how difficult it was to register children and follow up with an immunization schedule when they did not have an identity or an address," Beronius says. "I realized an address has to be something more like a standard or a platform that all of society can jack into."
The digitalization of the global economy further exposes the need for such a platform in many parts of the world, including East Africa, the first market where Beronius' and co-founder Maria Cheadle's startup Addressya began offering its service for enterprises.
Addressya got its start at KTH in 2016 with support from KTH Innovation.
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Film/Text by David Callahan