TIDE (Technology Informatics Design Endeavour) was founded in 1993. They work around the themes of Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Women and Livelihood, Cook Stoves and Water and Environment.
They have worked on over 250 projects around these themes experimenting with over 30 technologies and products with funders, resource partners, and communities. TIDE strives to improve lives and the environment, to create opportunities for the underserved, to be a change agent, create more change agents from grass root, and to demonstrate that technology can be an enabler.
Their endeavors have resulted in an annual saving of about 30,000 tons of firewood and about 45,000 tons of CO2 emissions. The TIDE entrepreneurs have had a total turnover of more than 7 crores and earned profits of about 1 crore.
TIDE's methodology has been profiled as Best Practices by UNDP in the area of Energy access to poor. Through Sustaintech, more than 3000 commercial cook stoves have been sold resulting in better indoor quality for about 45000 cooks and in mitigating about 40,000 MTs of CO2 cumulatively.