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Our Residents

Kurt Kuhlmann

Impact Resident 2017

Kurt Kuhlmann, has been actively developing products for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) consumers for over 4 years and has provided the technology foundation for such social development companies as Biolite, Ignite Innovations, Ecopower, D-light, and Niparaja, all focused on products for poor customers.  In addition to operating an engineering consulting firm for over 15 years, Kurt has been a founding partner in 3 successful business ventures with over 25 years’ experience working in circuit design, RF and microwave R&D, Digital Signal Processing, motor control and a specialty in the synthesis of analog circuitry with digital embedded control. The breadth and depth of technical and program experiences have taught him how to support the transition from design to production for many successful products, especially in LED lights and water purification products. Kurt has been an advisor to the Stanford D-school for 6 years, in cooperation with Prof. Jim Patel and others.