Qubix Robotics

Using digital manufacturing technology to address climate change
2023 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Waste Management Malawi

Qubix Robotics offers a range of products, including personal protective equipment (PPE) for rural health workers made from recycled plastic waste, educational radio kits for teaching public school children about STEM education and sustainability, and rapid prototyping services for local hardware start-ups and SMEs.

Their services also include training and mentorship programs for young people in Malawi to help develop their skills in entrepreneurship and digital manufacturing.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Qubix Robotics reduces reliance on traditional energy sources and minimises greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change adaptation. Their focus on STEM education and innovation holds the potential for developing climate-friendly technologies and solutions in the future.

Qubix Robotics creates impact along the triple-bottom-line by providing income-generating opportunities to women, training over 500 students, and hosting STEM workshops (2023).

The business diverts plastic waste from landfills and converts it into useful products. The company is also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by using renewable energy and energy-efficient production methods.
  • Collaborating with women-led organisations to promote gender equality
  • Training over 500 students and hosting STEM workshops (2023)

 

  • Converting over 1 ton of plastic waste into useful products (2023)
  • Diverting 3 metric tons of plastic waste from landfills through its recycling and upcycling initiatives
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by using renewable energy and energy-efficient production methods

 

  • Providing income-generating opportunities to women

 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Kachere Women Group and Mudi River Project are key partners in Qubix Robotics' business model as they serve as valuable waste collectors. These organisations collect plastic waste from the local community, which Qubix Robotics then purchases and uses to create its products.

Qubix Robotics collaborates with local health organizations and educational institutions to distribute its products, further strengthening its ties to the local community and promoting sustainable development.

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