Coprata Inc. was launched in 2020 by Sonia Grego, Brian Stoner, and Geoff Ginsburg. Coprata is pursuing non-invasive physiological monitoring that easily, safely and discreetly tracks health with little or no change to daily routine. Coprata is developing a Smart Sampling Toilet, a breakthrough wastewater technology developed in the Center for WaSH-AID. The Smart Sampling Toilet technology provides an automated way to track daily bowel movements by enabling hands-free analysis of human stool specimens in the privacy of one’s own home. This technology is designed to detect and manage acute and chronic gastrointestinal disease, provide early warning of infectious disease, and monitor personalized wellness. This product for digital health combines an enabling hardware with data analytics to empower individuals to manage their own wellness.
Simbuka was launched in 2019 by Edgard Ngaboyamahina. Simbuka is a Social Enterprise registered in Rwanda that positions environmental technologies and solutions for private sector investment and scale through technology validation and identification of an appropriate business model. Simbuka develops and implements pilot programs to ensure the required resources are available and demonstrate economic viability in Rwanda and across the continent. By leveraging existing non-government and government programs in environmental management, WaSH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) and manufacturing, Simbuka identifies appropriate partners to integrate innovation into the wider socio-economic framework, thus safeguarding continuation beyond the initial deployment.