An innovative concept for transport infrastructure offers a new paradigm for getting food and medicine to those in need.

Over a billion people live worldwide without access to all-weather roads and transport infrastructure. During the wet season in many countries dirt roads are inaccessible, stemming the flow of food and health services to the areas that need them most.

Instead of building paved roads, which are costly and environmentally damaging, what if developing countries could ‘leapfrog’ to the next stage of transport infrastructure, one in which goods are sent directly to those in need, rather than dispatching people to retrieve & deliver? Matternet, a new company formed out of a Singularity University team project, could be the solution to this critical problem.

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