One of the projects Kevin Carroll introduced during his speech was SOCCKET and the Uncharted Play dream. See their website here.
Scientists created a “FUNctional solution to solve a real world problem.” 1/4 of the world has access to electricity. Soccket is a ball that is a portable generator. As Kevin talked about in his speech and also demonstrated by showing us the Big Red Ball project, everyone in the world is interested in a ball and knows how to play with one. It’s a very simple solution to a widespread problem. As the site points out, it is also a very safe and ecologically friendly solution to generating electricity rather than kerosene lamps, diesel generators or wood burning stoves. I love this simple solution that incorporates play into solving an everyday real world problem.