At The Clinton Global Initiative 2012, Applied Materials announced their commitment with Santa Clara University’s Center of Science, Technology and Society (CSTS) as part of a continued effort to help social entrepreneurs improve their ability to scale (grow) their business and create significantly more impact. The partnership coincides well with this year’s CGI theme of “Designing for Impact” since support from Applied Materials enables CSTS to provide business model and organizational capacity training, as well as expert mentoring, to 18 social entrepreneurs in India and China over the next three years.
CSTS is working on a few fronts in this partnership. We are updating our Energy Map which was launched one year ago to help reserachers and practitioners understand the industry of alternative energy in developing countries. As mentioned, we are also excited to have the support of Applied Materials so we can continue to help India, which is well represented in our program, and expand into China.