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Designing Change

Impact Through Innovation Cambridge

ITIC is a student society inventing
products that impact 
people’s lives.

We combine research and development
to design effective, useful products
for those in need.


We design with a specific issue in mind.

Products that serve a purpose.

A product is worthless if it doesn’t improve an area of a person’s life. Our teams have designated research members that identify needs, and seek to understand how the needs arise, and how they should be met.


We design for longevity and durability.

A product you can depend on.

When a person depends on a product to fulfil a basic need, they should be able to trust that it will serve them continuously. Our design methods emphasise this requirement.


We design to lower cost, to reach more people.

Lower cost. Greater impact.

An item doesn’t have to be expensive to be useful and reliable. We strive to make our products as cost-effective as possible. We should be improving lives, not imposing financial burdens.

The team

Recent blog posts

Project Capture

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Project Capture

In 2005, MIT Professor Amos Winter spent the summer in Tanzania assessing the state of available wheelchair technology. Talking to disability activists and wheelchair-bound individuals, it struck him that there was [...]

The Daily Grind

December 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on The Daily Grind

Our team has been working hard to come up with new ideas to problems faced by communities in low-resource environments. The pestle and mortar has been the commonly used culinary [...]

New-Fangled Mangle

November 28th, 2016|Comments Off on New-Fangled Mangle

Team 'New-Fangled Mangle' have been hard at work since Lent last year designing a product to allow off-grid washing and drying of clothes in order to help combat scabies outbreaks [...]

The Kick-Off

October 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on The Kick-Off

On Monday the 17th October, new and old ITIC members rallied in the Engineering Department for our 2016 society launch: the Kick-Off. Following Freshers' Fair and an extended publicity campaign, [...]

ITIC: The past, the present, and the future.

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on ITIC: The past, the present, and the future.

ITIC has had a great first year. We may be a young organisation, but we've already achieved a lot! This is thanks to our fabulous team of hard-working, dedicated members. [...]