RTI International

United States • Research Triangle Park

 

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Our mission is to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

RTI is the implementing partner of the Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). STeP helps transformative sanitation technologies reach the 4.5 billion people worldwide who don't have access to safely managed sanitation by de-risking and accelerating innovative sanitation solutions. We help partners - technology developers, commercial partners, and financing partners - develop strong business models, field test products in real-world contexts, and identify and nurture the partnerships needed to achieve impact.

RTI also implements the Nigeria Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Under this project, we expect to improve water delivery to 500,000 households by boosting the productivity and efficiency of State Water Boards (SWBs). Read more on our project page.

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Field Testing - field test with local partners in the target markets to inform design and development.

Market Intelligence and Business Planning - design a strong business plan for your idea using market intelligence.

Commercialization and Technology Transfer - make critical connections to support technology transfer and business launch.

User Insights - gain user insights to support data-driven decisions and inform design.

Governance and Capacity Building to Improve Service Delivery - build strong governance structures and engage with private sector and civil society to improve service delivery outcomes.

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Projects in SuSanA database: 2

2016 - 2020

Sanitation Technology Platform

De-risking and accelerating innovations in sanitation

STeP serves as a platform to de-risk and accelerate innovative sanitation solutions. We help partners - technology developers, commercial partners, and financing partners - navigate the challenge of commercializing new products in emerging markets. We take a holistic, systems approach to commercialization support that integrates market, user, and …

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2018 - 2023

Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Nigeria (E-WASH)

Working with state water boards to deliver better urban services to the Nigerian people

In 2018, the U.S. Agency for International Development contracted us to implement the Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) program to improve the availability of clean water and sanitation in Nigeria’s poorest urban neighborhoods. We expect to improve water delivery to 500,000 households by boosting the productivity and …

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RTI International
3040 E. Cornwallis Dr.

27709 Research Triangle Park
United States


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