Designer: Daniel Becerra Product category


BuffaloGrid distributes electricity, one phone charge at a time, providing mobile power, internet and services to customers in North India.

At its core is a luggable battery, kept topped up either by agents who travel village to village, or using solar panels. Customers purchase power by sending a premium-rate text message and – using Internet of Things technology – a USB charging port is unlocked for one full charge.

Ali and friends

Hub charging in the late afternoon light in Kenchanala

Anita meeting customers

BuffaloGrid location in Hirenellur coming from the jungle

Product nominees


This broad category includes the latest solution from IKEA for replacing screws and a craft beer inspired by the experience of African immigrants living in Europe.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

This exhibition comprises 62 nominations across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. The exhibition and awards showcases some of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.

Background image | Hub charging