Akshay Roongta

MA in New Media,
Aalto University, Helsinki

Akshay is a social entrepreneur, design researcher and strategist, and has worked in the areas of drinking water, renewable energy, sanitation, maternal health and education amongst others. He prefers working on projects which lie at the intersection of technology, operations, and design within the realm of social impact. He previously started up Amrutdhara, a social enterprise focused on building IoT based water ATMs to tackle the issue of access to safe drinking water in urban India. He is currently working on systems for involving grassroots workers in development planning using ICT and researching how organisations working in development planning build and share knowledge with his team at Ooloi Labs.