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Innovation provides addresses for those who have none

Published Apr 22, 2020

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.

For more information, visit the Addressya website .

Film/Text by David Callahan

Innovation in focus

Innovation at KTH has a long history of contributing to the development of society. This series of articles gathers some examples of how KTH researchers and students build the sustainable society of the future – through new inventions and solutions that reach the market, but also through new ways of seeing the world and addressing important challenges.

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Last changed: Apr 22, 2020