Who we are We are a student-led humanitarian organisation that develops sustainable technological solutions for rural Rwandan communities. Every year, we take an expedition to Rwanda to conduct market research, test our prototypes and gain some real experience in social entrepreneurship. Read more Our areas of impact Energy Food security Technology VIEW OUR PROJECTS Meet […]

Research Methodology

Research Methodology Assessment Investigation of the problem and the primary need of the community. Ideation Identification of the most suitable integrated business and technological solution to address the primary need. Technological Development Research and development of technological intervention. Business Model Development of the localised business model that will ensure financial sustainability of the project. Testing […]

E.Wash

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Assessment In majority of the low income, rural communities, clothes are mainly washed by hand by women. This is a a major problem not towards people’s health, as handwashing can lead to aching arms and backs, but also because it induces a significant amount of time poverty.  Time Poverty: Time poverty […]

Reflections on my first year…

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When I joined university in 2014, I remember walking around Fresher’s fair thoroughly overwhelmed and confused. I was stressed about doing well at university but I did not want to lose out on extra-curricular life, so I decided to commit to only one thing. At that time, e.quinox was in a small corner of the […]

Energy Kiosk

The energy kiosk model solution to rural electrification was developed in 2008 and was designed to allow places that were not connected to the national grid to have access to electricity with the means of a centrally located energy kiosk and portable battery. As one of the first solutions of this type at the time, […]

Collaboration with URTech Innovators

URTech Innovators (URTI) is a student engineering society at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (URCST). It was founded in 2014 with the initiative of expedition members and country representative Longin Sebahizi. The aim of the collaboration was to establish a platform to promote student engineering and to enable project collaborations. The […]

Contact

Contact Us In the past, sponsors and partners have been essential to the success of the projects. The support of organisations is always appreciated and welcomed and we hope that more organisations can provide us with knowledge and support. Please contact us with your interest. We appreciate any media coverage – we have a repository […]

Hydro Kiosk

After two years of planning and design undertaken by the e.quinox hydro team, the realisation of a fully operational pico hydro powered battery box distribution scheme was finally complete in 2013. This project saw students from the disciplines of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering come together in order to deliver the hydro project over three […]

Standalone

The initial trial for the stand-alone solution was implemented in Summer 2012. The solution was developed to address the principal limitation of the energy kiosks: that people living in the most remote rural villages often live in very scattered communities which made a central kiosk problematic. What is the Stand-alone Solution? The Stand-alone solution consisted […]

Battery Box R&D

The battery box was is an essential part of a rural electrification solution. Battery boxes allow for a centralised power production facility, like the energy kiosks, and provide an easy mean of distributing the electricity for consumption. This reduces the infrastructure cost associated with a conventional grid significantly. First Generation 2009 The first battery box […]