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The Reinvented Toilet: Technology and Opportunity

Join Andrea Stowell and Cary Strickland of the Sanitation Technology Platform on September 17 at 9 am EST for a webinar on the reinvented toilet. Launched in 2011, this new class of sanitation solutions eliminates harmful pathogens and converts waste into by-products like clean water and fertilizer—all without connections to sewers or water lines.

Andrea Stowell and Cary Strickland provide an overview of the reinvented toilet and its benefits, the market opportunity, and the stage of development of the technologies. They will also present the Transformative Sanitation Technology Directory, an online resource anyone can use to find information about the technologies that have been developed with support from the Gates Foundation. The directory enables visitors to

  • identify potential technology solutions for licensing or partnership
  • evaluate sub-systems for integrating their own portfolios,
  • explore complementary technologies such as menstrual hygiene management systems or novel toilet interfaces, or
  • identify technologies that will meet the needs of their city, building, or other use case.


Date and Time

September 17, 2019

9-10 AM EDT


About Andrea Stowell

Andrea works with our clients to identify and evaluate new technologies and markets. With a focus on emerging economies, she supports a range of sectors, including water and sanitation, solid waste and agriculture. Andrea leads innovation-based efforts for the Sanitation Technology Platform, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to bring to market new technologies in the sanitation sector.


About Cary Strickland

Cary brings to STeP experience helping product development teams find the right partners, assess technology options, or evaluate their competitions. He has expertise in technology scouting, landscaping and evaluation, market opportunity analysis, and technology-inspired ideation and human-centered design.


About the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In 2011 the Foundation announced the launch of the Reinvent the Toilet strategy to help bring safe, clean sanitation to millions of poor people in the developing world.